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 Quest 2: Women in Energy
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11 DECEMBER 2000

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Chairperson: Ms. Busi Mabuza, Special Advisor to the Minister of Minerals and Energy, South Africa
7:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:30 Welcome and Keynote Address Opportunities for Women to Access and Deliver Energy Services
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Minister of Minerals and Energy, South Africa

10:30-10:45 Energy Policy Involvement of Women in the Decision-Making Process: The Priorities of Developing Countries
Susan Shabangu, Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy, South Africa

10:45-11:00 Gender and Energy Energy to Enhance the Quality of Life and Health of Women: The Case of Developing Countries
Syda Bbumba, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:30 Policy Issues Energy Laws and Their Impact on Women
Chair: Olesegun Agagu, Minister of Power and Steel, Nigeria*

This session will examine:
Examples of energy, land tenure, and forestry laws to see whether they take gender issues into consideration, and whether they actively encourage equal opportunity for women with regard to access or delivery of energy services.
Successful examples of more gender-sensitive legal and policy frameworks where women have been involved in their design.
Issues relating to health, safety and energy efficiency in energy use.

Case 1 Regina Amadi Njoku- ILO West Africa/UNIFEM, Nigeria*

Case 2 Dr. Fatma Danton- ENDA, Senegal

Case 3 Njeri Wanukomya - UNEP

Case 4 Wendy Annecke, Energy and Development Research Centre, South Africa*

12:30-14:30 Lunch
"Linkages between Energy and Development Strategies to Empower Women"
Introduction: Abdoulaye Bathily, Minister of Energy, Senegal*
Speakers: Yvette Stevens, Special Coordinator for Africa and Least Developed Countries,UN
Calvin Humphrey, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

14:30-15:15 Case Studies Small Scale and Renewable Energy Projects
Chair: John Frank Abu, Minister of Mines and Energy, Ghana*

This session will present rural electrification projects that are designed to address women's needs, for example, education, health centers, water, sanitation, street lighting and productive uses.

Case 1 Clement Abavana, Rural Energy Service Project, Ghana
Renewable Energy for rural electrification: The Ghana Initiative

Case 2 Harold Burris, Ultimate Energy, Tanzania
Solar pasteurization against cholera in water and HIV in breast milk

Case 3 Abdelhamid Maghrebi, Ministry of Industry, Tunisia
North Africa Case Study

15:15-15:30 Case Study Regional Power Pools:
Opportunities for Women in Business
Ms. Dolly Mokgatle, ESKOM*

15:30-15:45 Tea/Coffee Break

15:45-16:20 Institutional Issues Professional and Leadership Training.
Chair: Minister Cristobal Ela, Ministry of Energy, Equatorial Guinea*

This session will look at how to design the most relevant training programs by examining:
Sponsorship and costs
Programs for energy users, or policy makers
Programs for energy entrepreneurs and income generation

Case 1 Julia Gitobu, Winrock International, Kenya
The African Women Leaders in Agriculture and Environment Program

Case 2 Hasna Khan, Prokaushali Sangsad, Bangladesh
Capacity Building Lessons from Bangladesh

16:20-17:00 Networking How to Establish Successful Locally Based Networks on Gender and Energy.
Chair:Moncef Ben Abdallah, Minister of Industry, Tunisia

This session will discuss:
How the network was set up
Who took the initiative
Nature of the network: professional, community-based, international sources of financing
Services they provide, e.g. toolkits
Their impact

Case 1 Khardiata Lo N'Diaye, ASELFAE, Senegal National Gender Network with Men's Gender Group Participation

Case 2 Sheila Oparaocha, ENERGIA Africa Gender & Energy Network

Case 3 Steven Karakezi, Afrepren, Kenya*

18:30 Dinner
Brief Welcoming Remarks by CEF,DOE, ESMAP
Keynote Speaker: Nkosanzana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Foreign Affairs, South Africa*

12 DECEMBER 2000


9:00-9:15 Summary
Susan Shabangu, Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy, South Africa

Summary of Day 1 and Outline of Day 2. Recapitulation of objectives and expected outcomes

9:15-10:30 Financing Financing Mechanisms: How to meet women's needs. Chair: Mustapha Mansouri, Minister of Commerce, Energy and Mining, Morocco*

The objective of this session will be to identify successful examples of financial intervention that have increased the availability of financial resources for women to access or supply energy services. The session will also review some of the key considerations to attract private sector capital into the development of energy services for women, in particular the rural and peri-urban areas, and how to strengthen the partnership between the public and the private sector.
Credit mechanisms for the purchase of energy services.
Micro-credit for women entrepreneurs to start energy service businesses.
Private versus Public financing mechanisms.
Risks and guarantees for private investors?
Incentives and targeted subsidies?
How to leverage local and international financing mechanisms: role of NGOs, local and international banks, bilateral and multilateral financing institutions.

Case 1 Bryan Nicholson, Ithala/KwaZulu Finance Corporation, South Africa,
Small-scale agriculture and PV lending to women*

Case 2 Representative, Programme d'Appui aux Mutuelles d'Epargne et de Credit au Senegal (PAMECAS), National level microcredit NGO in Senegal*

Case 3 Goodwin Ehigamusoe, Lift Above Poverty, Nigeria,
Microcredit organization with 90% women participants

10:45-11:00 Tea/Coffee Break

11:00-13:00 Technology Choices
Applications of Clean Energy Technologies

This session will focus on clean energy technologies and specific applications in both rural and peri-urban areas. Examples will highlight technologies that can meet women's needs, community needs and increase benefits to women (through the provision of education, health centers, telecom/information, water and sanitation, street lighting).
-Renewable: Sustainable production, efficient and clean transformation of biomass,
solar, wind, and hydro
-Grid and off-grid electricity supplies
-Coal: Low-smoke fuels (coal) for small consumers and clean coal technologies
-Hydrocarbon products

11:00-12:00 Session 1: Renewable Energy Biomass, Solar PV, Wind, Small Hydro
Chair: Dan Reicher, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy,*
Rappporteur: Dr T Mdlalose - Chief Director DME

Case 1 Stephen Gitonga, ITDG, Kenya
Small-scale hydropower in Kenya

Case 2 Oumy Khairy Ndiaye, Sustainable and Participatory Energy Management Program, Senegal
Regional Program in the Traditional Energy Sector

Case 3 Tlami Nkambule, IIEC, South Africa
Low-cost solar water heating

Case 4 L. Chandei, Ministry of Energy, Zambia*

12:00-1:00 Session 2: Clean Coal Technologies and Hydrocarbon Products
Chair: Esperanca Bias, Deputy Minister of Energy, Mozambique

Case 1 South Africa, Low-smoke Briquettes

Case 2 Pandora Snethkamp, Exxon-Mobil, Lessons from West Africa

Case 3 Mary M'ukindia, Petroleum Institute for East Africa, Kenya*

Case 4 Anne Leipego, Ministry of Energy, Botswana

13:00-14:30 Lunch
Preparation of "Declaration"for presentation at Energy Minister's Conference

14:30-15:30 Closing Remarks, Reading of Declaration
Ministers of South Africa, Uganda, Ghana*, and Cameroon*;Vice-Minister, Mozambique

File Attachment:
South Africa Dept of Minerals and Energy

Tasks for this Quest (#reports)
1 Reporting on Women in Energy Conference (30)
Students/Reporters registered for this Quest • James C. • Seema D. • Robyn L. • Africa Manager • Prudence M. • prudence m. • Reggie N. • zanele z.
Quest Author: Africa Manager Begin Date: 11/24/2000 • End Date: 12/12/2000

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