Welcome to the LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access!



Monday, May 22, 2017

8:00 – 10:00 Registration 

10:00 – 11:00 Inauguration 

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Session 1 – Defining electricity access 

Harmonized definition in view of developing International LVDC Standards for electricity access
Speakers: government, regulators, policy makers, advocacy groups, international organizations 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 2 – Financial aspects of electricity access 

How can it be financed?  Funding electricity access programs
Speakers: funding agencies, banks, micro-finance companies

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break 

16:00 17:30 Session 3 Project implementation 

What is the reality on the ground? Gap between assumptions and reality
Speakers: installers, project implementers, project maintenance, post installation community

18:30 – 22:00 Reception


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 Registration & networking

9:00 – 9:30 Keynote speaker

9:30 11:00 Session 4 Technological solutions 

LVDC platform & system functionality, design and technology
Speakers: technology, industry, academia, research organizations

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Concluding session

Key learnings from the conference
Next steps
Wrap up


Atef Marzouk

Interim Executive Director , African Energy Commission (AFREC), Algeria

Dana R. Younger

Chief Renewable Energy Specialist of the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Dr Junji Nomura

IEC Immediate Past President

Hannes Kirchhoff

Energy and process engineer

Izael Pereira Da Silva

Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation, Strathmore University, Kenya

Kartik Wahi

Co-founder & Director, Claro Energy Private Ltd, India

Lais Lona

Business Development Africa, SunFunder, representing GOGLA (Global Off-Grid Lighting Association), Tanzania

Laurencia K. Njagi

Senior Energy Specialist, Energy & Extractives

Nana Asamoah-Manu

Program Lead of the IFC/ World Bank Lighting Africa, Kenya program

Paul Johnson

National Committee Secretary for the South African National committee of IEC and AFSEC

Ram Ramarathnam

Chairman, Basil Energetics Private Ltd, India

Ravinder Sikand

Senior Parter, Energy Access Ventures (EAV), Kenya