2012

The first International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), organized by IRENA along with the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), was held in Accra, Ghana on 1 and 2 November 2012.

IOREC brought together and promoted dialogue among stakeholders from across the rural electrification value chain, in particular between the public and private sector, with a focus on Africa. The conference was attended by over 350 delegates from 80 countries, including representatives from Rural Electrification Agencies and Ministries in charge of renewable energy development from around 30 African countries. The event convened speakers from 23 countries, from public and private sector, including the most successful stories worldwide in terms of off-grid rural electrification through renewables.

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IOREC brought together and promoted dialogue among stakeholders from across the rural electrification value chain, in particular between the public and private sector, with a focus on Africa. The conference was attended by over 350 delegates from 80 countries, including representatives from Rural Electrification Agencies and Ministries in charge of renewable energy development from around 30 African countries.

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1 November 2012

Key Note: Dipal Chandra Barua , Co-founder, Grameen Bank; Founding Managing Director, Grameen Shakti; Founder and Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation

Session1
Session2
Session 3
  • Nazmul Haque, Director and Head of Investment, IDCOL Bangladesh
  • Nganga Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Venture, Kenya
  • Gurbuz Gonul, Senior Energy Economist, Islamic Development Bank
  • Gamini Swarnapala, Deputy General Manager, Sarvodaya Economic Enterprises Development Services, Sri Lanka
Session 4
2 November 2012

Key note Speaker: Ernesto Macias, ARE President ; Dolf Gielen , Director, IITC, IRENA

Session 5
Session 6
  • Brisa Ortiz, Head of Team, Autonomous Systems and Mini-Grids, Fraunhofer ISE
  • Balthasar Klimbie, ARE Vice President, Wind Energy Solutions
  • Ashok Chaudhuri, General Manager, Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies
  • Pol Arranz-Piera, Polytechnical University of Catalonia,
  • Cui Zhenhua, Science Research Center, Hangzhou Regional Center (Asia & Pacific) for SHP
Session 7
Session 8
  • Sandor Szabo, Manager, Scientific and technical projects, EU Joint Research Center
  • Andy Walker, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Dohyun Goh, Global Green Growth Institute,
  • Mary Roach, Business Development Manager, Community Power from Mobile, GSMA Mobile for Development

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