YES! Youth Energy Summit Agenda

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21 Jun 2022
22 Jun 2022
  1. Presenting the ambitions, importance and objectives of the YES programme and hear from former EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative (ESEI) Students discussing their participation in the programme and the impact it made on their lives.

    Moderator:

    • John Whiting, Head of Digital, YES Project Lead, EnergyNet

    Speakers:

    • Mary Mindo, Africa Innovation Hub Leader, grow platform, A Bosch Company
    • Jigisha Mandalia, Senior Commercial Associate, Mainstream Renewable Power
  2. Intimate conversation with an inspirational leader in the African Energy Sector.

    Moderator: Zeddy Bariti, Communications Specialist, KenGen

  3. What is required when creating a digital platform to empower the next generation of Africa’s energy sector professionals. What tools and resources do you need to develop your career? What issues can a digital platform overcome?

    Moderator:

    • John Whiting, Head of Digital, YES Project Lead, EnergyNet
    • Speakers:

      Nkem Nweke, Engineering Innovation Lead, Microsoft Africa Development Center (ADC)ca
  4. Intimate conversation with an inspirational leader in the African Energy Sector.

    Moderator: Zeddy Bariti, Communications Specialist, KenGen

  5. YES! Youth Energy Summit: Tour of the Exhibition and Networking Lunch
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    With 50% of the world’s population under 30 living on the continent by 2050 and Africa’s continued economic development, the youth will be integral to the energy sectors growth. How can investing in Africa’s human capital lift the boat of the whole sector? and could youth centric metrics be built into energy investments?

    Moderator:

    • Raul Alfaro-Pelico, Senior Director, Global South Program, Energy Transition Academy, RMI

    Speakers:

    • George Drammeh Akelola, Senior Legal Counsel, KenGen
    • Maame Boateng, Executive Office, SEforALL
    • Maarten van Renssen, Managing Director, ESSG, Globeleq
    • Thuso Kuali, Investment Banking Analyst, JP Morgan

     

  7. Moderator: Olabunmi Olajide, Energy Education Lead, Student Energy

    Speakers: 

    • Atiku Jafar, International Chairman, African Law Students Association
    • Bukelwa Nzimande, PhD Candidate, Power Futures Lab, University of Cape Town
    • Uka Chidiebube, Student, The Nigerian Rural Electrication Agency’s STEM programme
    • Joseph Obbo, Student, MSc. Sustainable Energy Transition, Strathmore University, Kenya
    • Anita Otubu, Head of PMU, Nigeria Electrification Project, REA Nigeria
23 Jun 2022
  1. Entrepreneur Workshop: Understanding existing barriers, what technologies and financing initiatives are available and how can entrepreneurs access them.

    Moderator:

    • Raj Kulasingam, Partner, Dentons

    Speakers:

    • Olakunle Alao, Energy Researcher & Founder, Kapitly
    • Memory Mashingaidze, Co-Founder and Director, Tatanga Energy
    • Maki Mothiane, Founder, Sunflower Energy, Africa
    • Ammarens Bruggenkamp, Manager, Africa Energy, FMO
    • Dr. Kenneth Namunje, Founding Director, Craftskills Wind Energy International
    • Andy Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer, DFC
  2. Is Technology breaking down barriers to development, personal growth and crucial grass roots opportunities for early career professionals.

    Moderator:

    • Raul Alfaro-Pelico, Senior Director, Global South Program, Energy Transition Academy, RMI

    Speakers:

    • Noella Molefe, Senior Advisor, Just Energy Transition Office, ESKOM
    • Felicity Otieno, HR Officer, KenGen
    • Faith Ogedengbe, Project Finance Analyst, CMR Group
    • Florence Agyei, Director Human Resources, GridCo, Ghana
  3. YES! Youth Energy Summit: Meet the developers - Networking Lunch
  4. Preparing the next generation of African energy professionals -Bridging the gap between educators and companies within the African energy sector.

    Moderator:

    • Dan Kammen, Senior Advisor for Energy Innovation, USAID & Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley

    Speakers:

    • Peter Twesigye, Research Lead: Power Market Reforms & Regulation, Power Future Labs, University of Cape Town
    • Dhesan Moodley, Managing Director, Globeleq South Africa Management Services
    • Vuyelwa Mahanyele, Regional Sales Director, GE Gas Power Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Beatrice Nyabira, Partner, IKM Advocates, DLA Piper Africa
The agenda is subject to change. If you would like to be involved in the YES! agenda, please contact Harry Gibson.