Programme and Presentions – Senegal workshop

Friday November 11th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Day 1
09:00
Registration
09:30
Welcome Address
Mr. Louis Seck, Country Director, Energy4Impact
09:45
Introduction to the Smart Villages Initiative
Dr. John Holmes, Co-Leader, Smart Villages Initiative (SVI)
10:15
Key Note 1: What are the global challenges arising from the interrelation between food, water, and energy and how do these impact at a local level in West Africa?
Mr Sekou Saar, Executive Coordinator, ENDA ENERGY
10:45
Tea Break
11:15
Key Note 2: Experiences of the WEF Nexus at village level: how can farmers cultivate co-benefits?

Mary Allan, West Africa Coordinator, Practical Action
11:45
Q&A
12:15
Lunch Break
13:30
Panel Session 1: What are the synergies and trade-offs between water, food and energy and how can these be balanced in a rural context?

Panel Session 1, P1 Gabriele Shwarz, Présidente Directrice Générale, Bonergie
Panel Session 1, P2 Mr Ibrahima Sall, ANEV
Panel Session 1, P3 Ms Benedicta Fosu-Mensah, University of Ghana
Chairperson/Président de séance: Moussa Seck, Agence Nationale des Energies Renouvelables (ANER), Directeur Technique
14:15
Q&A
Questions will focus on how the challenges surrounding the WEF Nexus impact on women and what the global community can do to overcome these?
Questions:
- How does the lack of access to energy impede women smallholders’ productivity in West Africa?
- How does this negatively impact household level food and income security in the region?
- What can multilateral stakeholders including businesses do to improve energy access for women-led households and create the enabling conditions for sustainable rural development?
Notes:
- Question one pertains to women led-smallholders in particular as multiple research papers show that women led agricultural communities are likely to be poorer, have lower security of tenure and access to assets. This is true across the board, but more so in SSA.
- Their productivity levels are also likely to be much lower as lack of assets means no access to irrigation facilities. Rain fed agriculture has lower yields as compared to groundwater irrigated agriculture
- Question two links to food security, the causal link is lower access to inputs especially water contribute to food insecurity
- The third brings in the global actors, I have brought in businesses as the private sector has an important role to play
14:40
Tea Break
15:10
Introduction to Breakout Session 1: Questions will focus on how the challenges surrounding the WEF Nexus impact on women and what the global community can do to overcome these.
15:15
Breakout Session 1
16:15
Summary of Breakout Session 1
16:45Closing Remarks Day 1
17:30
Cocktail Reception: Re-branding GVEP to Energy4Impact
Day 2
09:00Registration
09:15
Keynote speech 3: What is the role of multilaterals and governments to facilitate WEF?
Ms. Nathalie Rami, Director of Programme, Energy4Impact
09:45
Q&A Key Note
10:00
Elevator Pitches: Entrepreneurs facilitating the interrelation between food, water and energy
Entrepreneur 1 Ms Binta Kamara, EOLSEN
Entrepreneur 2 Mr Heleno Sanches, ECREEE
Chairperson: Dr Djicknoum DIOUF, Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis
10:30
Tea Break
11:00
Panel Session 2: What are the sectoral barriers, how can these sectoral barriers be overcome and how can the sector work in synergy and avoid conflicts of interest?
Panel Session 2, P1 Mr Matar Sylla, Coordonnateur national du PNB
Panel Session 2, P2 Mr Segun Adaju, Consistent Energy
Chairperson: Mr Baba Diallo, ASER Senegal, Directeur Général
11:45
Q&A Panel Session 2
How can the removal of these sectoral barriers spur rural development in West Africa?
Questions:
- What are some of the major sectoral barriers identified in Panel Session 2 and do you think that these are the most important barriers?
- Do you agree with the solutions given by the presenters?
- Could you highlight how your organisation has been involved in initiatives that take a holistic approach to rural development as highlighted in the WEF nexus and share some results
12:15
Lunch Break
13:30
Breakout Session 2: How can the removal of these sectoral barriers spur rural development in West Africa?
14:30
Summary of Breakout Session 2
15:00Tea Break
15:30
Discussion of Key Messages for Policy Makers
16:00Closing Remarks
17:30
Shuttle Bus Dakar