2ndENRICH International Conference “Promoting partnerships between Government, Industry and Higher Education Institutions in energy access and efficiency within East Africa”
2ndENRICH International Conference
“Promoting partnerships between Government, Industry and Higher Education Institutions in energy access and efficiency within East Africa”
Venue:Hotel Africana, Plot 2/4 Wampewo Avenue
8th September, 2016
|Project||Enhancing Energy Accessibility & Efficiency through establishing sustainable STI Support National Networks with a regional dimension in East Africa|
TARGET: the 2ndENRICH International Conference will bring together top management and researchers from Higher Education Institutions, research & project managers, managers from energy industries and the main stakeholders in the energy field (policy makers, professionals, experts and others involved and interested)in the East African region (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda).
AIM: Energy deficit and energy poverty are major obstacles togrowth and development in EasternAfrica. One of the major energy issues is price volatility and energy security.Eastern Africa suffers fromhigh prices in the energy market and shrinking natural energy resources. Restricted access to energy resources is hampering the East African region from sustainable development.
Despite the energy emergency in the region, support from research institutes and academia is inadequateto address this situation. Partnerships between government, industry and higher education institutions in energy access and efficiency are weak. However, at the policy level,various countries have stressed the importance ofenergy access and quality research and innovations. Unfortunately, there is a mismatch between policies,political decisions and societal needs.
The main aim of the conference is to bringtogether top management and researchers from Higher Education Institutions, research & project managers, managers from energy industries and the main stakeholders in the energy field to exchange ideas and promote an effective collaboration in the East African region. This is meant to encourage dialogue and strengthen cooperation links and partnerships in the energy sector at the regional level among academia, researchers, industries/private sector and policy makers.
The objectives of the International Conference are:
• To enhance awareness of the importance of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) support services for an operational and effective management of research and innovation on energy access and efficiency.
• To discuss the present situation of the Innovation Ecosystem (STI policies, initiatives and support services) in the East African region.
• To strengthen co-operation links and partnerships in the energy sector at national and regional level among academia, researchers, industries and policy makers.
• To present the ENRICH and SUCCEED projects and their developments.
|08/09/2016 (THURSDAY)||Venue: Hotel Africana, Plot 2/4 Wampewo Avenue, Kampala Uganda|
|08.30||09.00||30’||Registration of the participants|
Welcome and conference opening
Prof. Ernest OkelloOgwang, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs,Makerere University,
Objectives of the conference
Dr Roberto Escarré, OGPI Director, University of Alicante
Enhancing Energy Accessibility & Efficiency through establishing sustainable STI Support National Networks with a regional dimension in East Africa:the ENRICH Project
NoeliaLópez, Project Coordinator - ENRICH project, University of Alicante
SUCCEED Network – East African Higher Education Network on Sustainable and Energy Efficient Campus Development: the SUCCEED Project
Dr. Florence Nakayiwa/ Dr. Fred Niwagaba,Makerere University
Assessment tools and strategies for renewable energy applications but focusing on small-scale systems (up to village level)
Dr. StasBurek, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University
Findings of theEast African Reports on the National Innovation Ecosystems
1. MZUMBE University (Tanzania)
2. Uganda National Council for Science and Technology/Makerre University (Uganda)
3. MOIUniversity, (Kenya)
Overview of Uganda’s Energy Sector
Mr.Godfrey Kimuli, SEO/Renewable Energy Department, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
The Partnerships between Government, Industry and Higher Education Institutions in Energy Access and Efficiency in Uganda: Experiences from the Electricity Sector Development Project (ESDP)
Mr. Paul Okiror, Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)
Collaborating with industry to promote energy access and efficiency in Uganda
Dr. Samuel Bagabo, Director IRD, Busitema University
Round Table: Strengthening partnerships in the energy sector
Dr. Maxwell OtimOnapa, Deputy Executive Director, UNCST, Uganda
Dr. Samuel Bagabo,Director IRD/Busitema University, Uganda
Dr. Paul Mugabi, Makerere University, Uganda
Dr George Ombakho, Director of Research Management and Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
Dr. Gerald Kafuku, Tanzanian Commission for Science and Technology, Tanzania
|15.15||16.00||45’||Round Table: Continuation|
Conference wrap up/summary and closure
Dr. Roberto Escarré, OGPI Director, University of Alicante