The challenges of promoting sustainable energy access in Southern Africa: The view of local experts

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 15:00-18:00

Opening address (15:00 – 15:15)
Mario Giampietro, ICREA Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Socio-economic and geo-political factors shaping the energy sector of Namibia (15:15-15:45)
Zivayi Chiguvare, Director of Namibia Energy Institute, Polytechnic of Namibia

The energy sector of Botswana, present state and future options (15:45-16:15)
Cheddi Kiravu, Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC), University of Botswana

Using energy to do what? The challenges of rural development in Botswana (16:15-16:45)
Lapologang Magole, Senior Research Scholar, Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana

Experiences from Catalan cooperation: Participation and empowerment in infrastructure projects in Africa (16:45-17:15)
Manel Rebordosa, Ingeniería Sin Fronteras (ISF) Cataluña

Questions from the public and roundtable discussion (17:15-18:00)
Moderator: Matthias Kaiser (University of Bergen, Norway)
Zivayi Chiguvare (Polytechnic of Namibia)
Mario Giampietro (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Cheddi Kiravu (University of Botswana)
Lapologang Magole (University of Botswana)
Manel Rebordosa (Ingeniería Sin Fronteras Cataluña)

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