Africa Cooling Efficiency Conference

March 21, 2018 - Kigali, Rwanda

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Africa Cooling Efficiency Conference
Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Kigali Marriott Hotel
KN 3 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda


✔ Assess the impacts of demand for refrigerators and air conditioners in Africa

✔ Highlight progress and lessons learned from lowering costs of ownership, improving efficiency, and reducing impacts of cooling products

✔ Identify available and emerging policies, programs and resources for this sector

✔ Secure commitments to collaborate across sector and borders on priority opportunities

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March 21, 2018
08:00Registration and coffee
09:00 Welcome
Rwanda Environment Minister Vincent Biruta
09:20Energy and the Cooling Sector in Africa
Michael Kiza, Program Manager, EACREE, Uganda
09:35The Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Executive Director, K-CEP
09:50Green Cooling in Africa
Katharina Arndt, Project Manager, GIZ
10:05Panel Discussion on African Cooling Initiatives: Moderated by Rose Mutiso, CEO, The Mawazo Institute (TBC)
• Kofi Agyarko, Director, Ghana Energy Commission, Ghana
• Tom Rwahama, Energy Department, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
• Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director, ECREEE
• Idris Abdullahi, National Ozone Officer, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria
• Hafid Boutaleb, Business Research Manager, AOB Group
11:50 Panel Discussion: Maximizing success by sharing best practices
• Cooling trends: Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency, IEA
• Technology for the Cold Economy: Professor Toby Peters, University of Birmingham, UK
• Financing efficient, clean cooling: Pal Monojeet, African Development Bank
• Cooling for development: Anderson Alves, UNDP
13:15Closing remarks
Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
13:30Lunch and networking
17:00Reception with Guest Speaker
Michael Ahimbisibwe, Executive Director, EACREEE
18:15Rwandan Cultural Troupe