1 High-Level Conference of the Small Island Developing States Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS: Challenges, Opportunities, Commitments BARBADOS, WEST INDIES 7-9 May 2012 RENEWABLE ENERGY
2 Welcome Statement by the Prime Minister of Barbados, The Honourable Freundel Stuart, QC, M.P. On behalf of the Government and People of Barbados, I am pleased to welcome you to Barbados and, in particular, to the High- Level Conference for Small Island Developing States( SIDS)-Achieving Sustainable Energy For All, the Rio+20 SIDS Informal Ministerial meeting and the SIDS DOCK National Co-ordinators meeting, being held from 7 to 9 May, My Government is honoured to have been given the opportunity to partner with the United Nations Development Programme in hosting this unique opportunity for SIDS to clearly highlight the unique circumstances, vulnerabilities and needs of our countries, in the context of energy, as part of the Rio+20 process. In reflecting on this process, it is natural that I should recall the 1994 SIDS Conference held in Barbados and the resulting Barbados Programme of Action, on which the 2005 Mauritius Strategy of Implementation clearly builds. Some progress has certainly been made since the Barbados Conference, and it is evident that, over the years, the resolve of the SIDS and the Alliance of Small Island States ( AOSIS) has strengthened to ensure their sustainable development. My Government has certainly joined in these efforts. To address the energy access question, as well as improvements in energy efficiency and the more rapid uptake of renewable energy, the Secretary-General has spearheaded a new initiative: Sustainable Energy for All. It sets three goals to be reached by 2030: universal access to modern energy services; the doubling of the rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and the doubling of the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. In my capacity as a member of UN Secretary-General s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability, and as the only representative of SIDS on that Panel, I championed the view propounded by the Pacific SIDS that it is essential for any new vision for global sustainability to include the conservation and sustainable management of marine and ocean resources, and enable developing counties to enjoy a greater share of the benefits derived from those resources. General Assembly Resolution 65/171 should be seen as the culmination of that effort. This Resolution contains the three (3) goals which I described, calls on Governments to work in concert with appropriate stakeholders in this context, and further urges that Governments and international organizations should promote energy saving technologies and renewable energy through the incentivisation of research and development and investment. A cursory examination of the social and economic condition of most SIDs must however lead to the conclusion that the international community s track record on sustainable development is not impressive. I have had the opportunity to review the Final Draft Barbados Declaration and in my view, it appears to articulate clearly the commitments of AOSIS both individually and collectively to address continuing vulnerabilities, whilst recognizing that the assistance of the international community is critical to success. SIDS must use the opportunity of these sessions to further enhance the commonality of purpose, and to say with one voice to Rio+20 that the international community must definitely embrace the sustainable development agenda, for only then will the future of our States will be secured. There is a packed agenda for all delegates, but I invite you in any leisure time that might present itself to enjoy the sights and sounds of Barbados. You have my best wishes for successful and productive deliberations.
3 Welcome Statement by United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Michelle Gyles-McDonnough On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme in Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), I would like to extend a warm welcome to delegates to this High Level Conference of the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All and Rio+20 Informal Ministerial Meeting. In spite of the abundance of potential sources of renewable energy, Small Island Developing States are almost exclusively dependent on imported petroleum for electricity generation and transportation. This heavy dependence not only leaves these countries vulnerable to the volatility of international oil prices, resulting in a significant strain on the public purse, but also resulting in negative environmental impacts. Among these are climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, water and air pollution to name a few. Addressing these issues requires dramatic change in how we think about our planet. It is the practices we adopt today that will determine the extent to which future generations benefit from the ecosystems we currently exploit. This year has been declared by the UN General Assembly as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for all. The UN Secretary-General is personally leading the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) campaign, an initiative aimed at reducing energy poverty across the world, and advocating for the achievement of three targets by SE4All Initiative, as it is called, aims to achieve the following by 2030: Ensuring universal access to modern energy services; Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. Energy is needed to drive human progress; and achieving the aims of the SE4All Initiative is essential to meeting global sustainability needs, which will be a focus of the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), now less than 50 days away. Defining the roadmap to achieving the sustainable future we want as a world community is the task of countries at Rio. The UN Secretary-General has appointed a high level UN Global Sustainability Panel, of which the Honourable Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, is an active member. This high level group has been tasked with developing an action plan in time for the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro next month. As leaders of the Small Island Developing States gather in Barbados this week, it is our hope that the dynamic panels will bring new perspective on improving energy efficiency and best practices on how renewable energy can be integrated into the national energy mix. We are sure that the presentations throughout the next two days will contribute to heightened awareness of the unique circumstances and vulnerabilities faced by small island developing states, and offer new insights on how they can move towards cleaner and more modern energy sources. The United Nations Development Programme stands ready to assist national governments in defining low-carbon development paths to sustainability. In supporting the efforts of small island developing states in the OECS, the UNDP office in Barbados and the OECS, over the next two days, will propose alternative technology options, through the
4 presentation of a Feasibility Study on Renewable Energy for the Caribbean, with a focus on how the effort can be replicated in all SIDS. At this time, I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of our donors, sponsoring private sector organisations, development partners, and staff whose outstanding support has made this conference a reality. As we engage in discussion over the next two days on how we can transform existing fossil-dependent industries into low-carbon economic sectors, I hope that we can arrive at a consensus on how, together, SIDS can truly modernise their energy sectors. Welcome!
5 Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS Challenges, Opportunities, Commitments
6 Monday, 7 May, 2012 Conference Moderator: Valerie Browne, Permanent Secretary, Division of Energy and Telecommunications, Prime Minister's Office, Barbados Opening Ceremony 8:00 8:30 Registration 8:30 8:32 National Anthem 8:32 8:36 Performance by Aja and the Peace Ambassadors 8:36 8:45 Welcome and Introduction to the Conference Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative Barbados and the OECS Message Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General 8:45 8:55 Remarks Hon. Aloysius Amwano, MP, Special Envoy of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Nauru 8:55 9:05 Remarks Olav Kjorven, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme 9:05 9:10 Video message Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme 9:10 9:30 Feature Address Hon. Freundel Stuart, QC, MP, Prime Minister of Barbados 9:30 10:00 Departure of the Prime Minister of Barbados and Official Photo of the Conference
7 Valerie Browne, Conference Moderator Permanent Secretary, Division of Energy and Telecommunications, Prime Minister s Office, Barbados Since 2011, Ms. Valerie Browne has served as Permanent Secretary, Division of Energy and Telecommunications, Prime Minister s Office. She holds two Masters degrees, Master of Business Administration in Aviation (1981) and Master of Science in Maritime Safety Administration (Nautical) (1995). Ms. Browne entered the Public Service of Government of Barbados on 1 October, 1969 and has previously worked in Ministries which had responsibility for aviation and maritime transport. Prior to becoming Permanent Secretary, she was the Chief Technical Officer, International Transport Division, Ministry of International Business and International Transport. In this role, she served as Director of Maritime Affairs as well as the Chief Air Services Agreement Negotiator of the Government of Barbados. In summary, she was responsible for the Economic / Commercial Regulation of Civil Aviation, the Technical Regulation of Ships and the administration of all relevant legislation. She also represented the Government of Barbados at meetings of a number of regional and international organizations, including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the CARICOM Ministers of Trade and Economic Development (COTED). Ms. Browne had the privilege of functioning as Chair or Vice-Chair of a number of the ICAO and IMO sessions.
8 Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. He holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Seoul National University and a master's degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. At the time of his election as Secretary-General, Mr. Ban was his country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Mr. Ban took office on 1 January On 21 June 2011, he was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly and will continue to serve until 31 December His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself. One of the Secretary-General s first major initiatives was the 2007 Climate Change Summit, followed by extensive diplomatic efforts that have helped put the issue at the forefront of the global agenda. Subsequent efforts to focus on the world s main anti-poverty targets, the Millennium Development Goals, have generated more than $60 billion in pledges, with a special emphasis on Africa and the new Global Strategy on Women s and Children s Health. At the height of the food, energy and economic crises in 2008, the Secretary-General successfully appealed to the G20 for a $1 trillion financing package for developing countries and took other steps to guide the international response and protect the vulnerable and poor. Key highlights of the Secretary-General s work include successful creation of UN Women, a major new agency that consolidates the UN s work in this area. The Secretary-General has introduced new measures aimed at making the United Nations more transparent, effective and efficient in efforts to more effectively support international and national efforts at sustainable human development. Mr. Ban s ties to the United Nations date back to 1975, when he worked for the Foreign Ministry's United Nations Division.
9 Michelle Gyles-McDonnough UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Barbados and the OECS Michelle Gyles-McDonnough is the United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). She is an international trade lawyer who now works in international development. Ms. Gyles-McDonnough drives development programmes in the 10 UNDP programme countries in the Eastern Caribbean in the areas of climate change, energy and the environment; disaster risk reduction; poverty reduction and achieving the Millennium Development Goals; and governance. In her work with the United Nations Development Programme, Ms. Gyles-McDonnough has also served in New York as Adviser in the UNDP Executive Office; in Trinidad and Tobago as Chief of its sub-regional policy and technical support unit, which she established in 1999; and later in Grenada as, Coordinator of the UNDP Liaison Office, which was established following Hurricane Ivan to support the relief and recovery effort. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Gyles- McDonnough practised with the Wall Street firm, Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts, specialising in international trade law. She advised clients in cases before the GATT/WTO, the U.S. International Trade Commission and US Department of Commerce. She was also the first resident Legal Adviser to the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C.; Cabinet Adviser to the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) on matters related to international trade, tourism, and Caribbean political and economic issues; and Alternate Representative of the Government of Jamaica to the OAS. Ms. Gyles-McDonnough holds a law degree from Columbia University School of Law, with honours in international and foreign law; a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and also a Diploma in Executive Education from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.
10 Olav Kjorven Assistant Administrator, Assistant Secretary General and Director, Bureau of Development Policy United Nations Development Programme Mr. Olav Kjørven is Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau for Development Policy of the United Nations Development Programme. Before assuming his present role, Mr. Kjorven served as Director of the Environment and Energy Group of BDP, where he and his team did outstanding work in promoting sound environmental management and access to energy for poverty reduction, and in tapping into new financial mechanisms for development, such as carbon finance. He also expanded UNDP s leadership in these areas while advancing progress towards One UN by fostering a strong partnership with UNEP. Prior to joining UNDP, Mr. Kjorven worked for the Government of Norway, where he held the position of State Secretary for International Development from 2001 to Together with the Minister of International Development, he was responsible for policy making and the overall management of Norwegian international development efforts, including a major reorganization of aid administration. Mr. Kjorvenalso held the post of Political Adviser to the Minister of International Development and Human Rights ( ). Mr. Kjorven also was Director of International Development at ECON--Centre for Economic Analysis in Oslo, from ; and Environmental Specialist at the World Bank ( ), where he was involved in the development of and support to the World Bank s environmental and social quality assurance system for lending operations, including developing policies, procedures, and knowledge management tools and resources. He holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University.
11 Helen Clark Administrator United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three successive terms from Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister, Helen Clark engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international, economic, social and cultural spheres. Under her leadership, New Zealand achieved significant economic growth, low levels of unemployment, and high levels of investment in education and health, and in the well-being of families and older citizens. She and her government prioritized reconciliation and the settlement of historical grievances with New Zealand s indigenous people and the development of an inclusive multicultural and multi-faith society. Helen Clark advocated strongly for New Zealand s comprehensive programme on sustainability and for tackling the problems of climate change. Her objectives have been to establish New Zealand as being among the world s leading nations in dealing with these challenges. Helen Clark was also an active leader of her country s foreign relations and policies, engaging in a wide range of international issues. As Prime Minister, Helen Clark was a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an international network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development. Helen Clark held ministerial responsibility during her nine years as Prime Minister for New Zealand s intelligence agencies and for the portfolio of arts, culture and heritage. She has seen the promotion of this latter portfolio as important in expressing the unique identity of her nation in a positive way.helen Clark came to the role of Prime Minister after an extensive parliamentary and ministerial career. First elected to Parliament in 1981, Helen Clark was re-elected to her multicultural Auckland constituency for the tenth time in November Earlier in her career, she chaired Parliament s Foreign Affairs Committee. Between 1987 and 1990, she was a Minister responsible for first, the portfolios of Conservation and Housing, and then Health and Labour. She was Deputy Prime Minister between August 1989 and November From that date until December 1993 she served as Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and then as Leader of the Opposition until winning the election in November Prior to entering the New Zealand Parliament, Helen Clark taught in the Political Studies Department of the University of Auckland. She graduated with a BA in 1971 and an MA with First Class Honours in She is married to Peter Davis, a Professor at Auckland University.
12 The Honourable Freundel Stuart, QC, MP Prime Minister of Barbados The Hon. Freundel Jerome Stuart, Q.C., M.P. was born on the 27 th day of April, 1951 at the parish of St. Philip. After receiving his primary education first at the St. Mark s Boys and, later the St. Martin s Junior School, he entered the Boys Foundation School where he received his secondary education. On leaving the Boys Foundation School in 1969 he went to work as a teacher of Spanish and History at the Princess Margaret Secondary School. While still a teacher, he registered as a part-time student at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in He graduated in 1975 with the Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Political Science and History. In 1977, he entered the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies where he graduated in 1980 with the Bachelor of Laws degree with honours. Between 1980 and 1982 he read for the Master of Laws degree in Public International Law where he specialized in the Nature and Sources of International Law; Law of the Sea; and International Law as it relates to Foreign Private Investment and the New International Economic Order. Between 1982 and 1984 he read for the Legal Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School and was admitted to the Bar of Barbados. He practised as a defence lawyer from 1984 until January, The Hon. Freundel J. Stuart, Q.C., M.P., became a Member of Parliament for the Constituency of St. Michael South in January, 2008 and served as Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs until his appointment as Prime Minister on 23 rd October, Prior to this, Mr. Stuart served as a Senator during the period and as Member of Parliament for St. Philip South during the period The Hon. Freundel J. Stuart, Q.C., M.P. was elevated to the status and dignity of Queens Counsel in September, Mr. Stuart is single and is the father of one daughter.
13 10:00-10:30 SIDS Energy Outlook Setting the stage: key challenges, gaps, and needs in sustainable energy access; commonalities and differences between SIDS; projections under business as usual scenarios; context of energy and development and barriers to, and drivers of achieving sustainable energy access. Presenters: Joseph Williams, Programme Manager, Energy, CARICOM Secretariat Solomone Fifita, Deputy Director (Energy), Secretariat of the Pacific Community H.E. Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cape Verde to the United Nations Joseph Williams Programme Manager, Energy, CARICOM Secretariat Mr Joseph Williams is the Manager for the Energy Programme at The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. He has responsibility, inter alia, for regional energy policy coordination and overseeing implementation of same, along with the implementation of a strategic approach to energy sector development in the Region. He has approximately 21 years experience in the energy sector. Before joining the CARICOM Secretariat Mr Williams practised in the private sector in Jamaica as an energy management consultant. He was the managing director of Energy Services Solutions and Energy Centre Limited which provided energy management consulting services as well as trading in energy efficiency and renewable technologies in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Before this, he spent approximately 12 years with the electric utility, Jamaica Public Service Company Limited, where he headed the Energy Services and Marketing Department which was responsible for renewable energy and customer energy efficiency matters Mr Williams is a professional Mechanical Engineering and also holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management with emphasis in National Energy Policy and Planning; from the University of The West Indies. He is a certified energy manager by the Association of Energy Engineers USA.
14 Solomone Fifita Deputy Director (Energy), Secretariat of the Pacific Community Mr Solomone Fifita is currently the Head of the Pacific s Regional Energy Programme, housed at the Economic Development Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in Suva, Fiji. In this role, he is the coordinator of the various regional projects and activities on Policy and Planning, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Petroleum that are implemented within the regional Framework for Action on Energy Security in the Pacific. He has served as Project Manager for regional energy projects for the Pacific Islands and prior to that he was the Energy Planner for the Kingdom of Tonga. Solomone has more than 25 years in the energy sector of the Pacific Islands and holds a Master of Science in Energy Planning and Policy. H.E. Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima Permanent Representative of the Republic of CapeVerde to the United Nations Mr. Lima has served as the Ambassador of Cape Verde to the United Nations since Previously, he was the Political and Diplomatic Advisor to the President, a post he held since 2001, while serving concurrently as the Head of State s Permanent Representative to the International Organisation of La Francophonie and Chairman of the National Francophonie Committee. From 1999 to 2001, he was stationed in Lome, Togo, as Director of the Communications, Compensation and Development Fund of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), having been the Fund s Secretary- General from 1992 to Mr. Lima was Secretary of State for External Affairs and Emigration from 1990 to 1991, having served as Director-General for Political, Economic and Cultural Affairs in the Ministry of External Affairs between 1988 and From 1985 to 1987 he was the Diplomatic Advisor to the Presidency. A career diplomat, Mr. Lima was non-resident Ambassador Plenipotentiary to Guinea-Bissau ( ) and Algeria ( ). During , he was Chief of the Africa, Asia and Oceania Department in the Directorate-General of Political, Economic and Cultural Affairs at the External Affairs Ministry. Mr. Lima was educated at the Université de Paris VIII and the Université de Tours, in France.
15 10:30-12:00 Session 1: Ensuring Affordable and Reliable Access to Modern Energy Services in SIDS by 2030 Introduction of session moderator by conference moderator (5 minutes) Introduction of session and panelists by moderator (5 minutes) Opening presentations from panelists (40 minutes) Discussion, comments, Q&A with plenary (35 minutes) Wrap up session, moderator (5 minutes) Topics: Energy access and energy poverty in SIDS; the state of energy access and governance; role of energy access in relation to economic development, equity and social development, and environment, including examples and experiences from SIDS Moderated by: Richenda van Leeuwen, Executive Director, Energy and Climate, Energy Access Initiative, United Nations Foundation Richenda Van Leeuwen is Senior Director of the Energy and Climate team overseeing the UN Foundation's work on energy access. She joined the UN Foundation in 2010 from Good Energies, a global renewable energy investment company. A sought out speaker on energy access and poverty issues, she has over 20 years of executive management experience with the UN, private sector and non-profits on several continents. Ms. Van Leeuwen has a range of expertise encompassing not only emerging markets commercial investment in renewable energy technologies, but also the application of a range of renewable energy technologies for poverty alleviation, including business, financing and investment models to support scaling of Base of the Pyramid markets in developing countries. She also has many years of experience leading micro, small and medium sized enterprise investment activities and projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas with a focus on gender equity, as well as experience in refugee issues and post-conflict reconstruction particularly gained in SE Asia and the Balkans. She currently serves on the board of SELCO India, a leading renewable energy social enterprise focusing on energy solutions for poor families in India. Discussants: Hon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Renewable Energy of the Cook Islands Indra Haraksingh, Ph.D., President, Caribbean Solar Energy Society, Trinidad and Tobago Thomas Jensen, Energy and Environment Specialist, United Nations Development Programme Pacific Centre, Fiji Leena Srivastava, Ph.D., Executive Director Operations, The Energy and Resources Institute
16 The Honourable Henry Puna, Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Renewable Energy of Cook Islands The Hon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands also holds the portfolios for the Public Service, National Policy and Planning, ICT, Emergency Management, Crown Law, Energy, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Justice, Environment, Ombudsman, and Parliamentary Services. The Hon. Henry Puna attended schools in Cook Islands and New Zealand and graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Law Degree in Following his studies, he has served as a lawyer in the Cook Islands and was a partner in the law firm Miller Puna and Co until 1989 when he assumed the role of Secretary to the Ministry of Trade, Labour and Transport until He left the Public Service to move to Manihiki the island of his maternal grandmother to work on his pearl farm until his election as the Member of Parliament for Manihiki and Prime Minister in November He is married to Akaiti and has 9 children. The Prime Minister is a very keen golfer and has an interest in tennis, rugby, soccer and squash. Thomas Jensen Energy and Environment Specialist, United Nations Development Programme Pacific Centre, Fiji Thomas Lynge Jensen is Environment and Energy Specialist at the UNDP Pacific Centre located in Fiji. He has over 15 years of national and international working experience in the development of sustainable energy utilisation on islands - 10 years of that experience has been in Pacific. In the Pacific he has worked on various regional, national and community level interventions with a focus on: renewable energy, energy policies and action plans, the linkages between energy and poverty, household energy surveys and project preparation and management.
17 Indra Haraksingh Ph.D., President, Caribbean Solar Energy Society, Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Indra Haraksingh is a lecturer in the Department of Physics at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad. Her focus is in Pure Physics, Solar Energy, Geophysics and Earth Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics in the field of Solar Energy, a Diploma in Education, and BSc. Physics and Mathematics Degrees. Dr. Haraksingh has been serving for eighteen years as Chair of the Trinidad and Tobago Mathematics Olympiad, an institution which is a major contributor to the development of youth and Mathematics in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a founding member and President of the Caribbean Solar Energy Society, a member of the Steering Committee of the World Renewable Network and a Member of the Projects Steering Committee of the CARICOM appointed Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP). She is currently a member of the Cabinet appointed Renewable Energy Committee of Trinidad and Tobago and Renewable Energy Committee of the University of the West Indies. She heads the Organisation of American States (OAS) project on Alternative Energy Education Dissemination involving Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Belize and is a Team Member of the INEES and DIREKT projects. She is one of the key persons involved in training and capacity building in Renewable Energy in the region. She has been specially featured in the Earth Conscious magazine as Champion of the Earth and in the Inaugural issue of CARICOM Energy Programme Newsletter: Featured Personality of the Quarter. In July 2002 Dr. Indra Haraksingh was honoured as the Recipient of the Outstanding Scientist Award at World Renewable Energy Congress in Cologne, Germany, and in July 2008 she was presented with the International Pioneer Award for Solar Energy at the Tenth World Renewable Energy Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland.
18 Leena Srivastava, Ph.D., Executive Director Operations, The Energy and Resources Institute Leena Srivastava is currently the Vice Chancellor of the TERI University in addition to being the Executive Director (Operations) at TERI, New Delhi. The TERI University is a graduate institution only with nearly 700 students a hundred of whom are PhD students. TERI is an independent not-for-profit research institution, with a staff size of nearly a 1000 people, working in the areas of energy, environment and sustainable development. In her three decades of experience at TERI she has worked on a range of issues covering energy and environment policy/planning, energy economics and climate change. At the University, Dr Srivastava was Dean, Faculty of Policy and Planning, TERI University from June 2000 June She has a PhD. in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India and has a number of publications to her credit. She is on the Editorial Boards of various international journals dealing with energy and environment issues. Dr Srivastava is also a member of various committees and Boards both at the international and national levels including the UN Secretary General s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All; Member, Energy Advisory Board of World Economic Forum and Member, International Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Programme Technology, Innovation and Society (TIS) and the Holmholtz Alliance Future Infrastructures for Meeting Energy Demands Towards Sustainability and Social Compatibility Initiative (ENERGY-TRANS) She was a member of the Expert Committee to formulate India s Energy Policy, Planning Commission, Government of India and Member, National Security Advisory Board, Government of India. She serves on the research advisory councils of various academic institutions of international repute. She was a Co-ordinating Lead Author for Working Group III of the Third Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and cross-cutting theme Anchor on Sustainable Development for the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC.
19 12:00-13:15 Lunch Event: Energy+ Presentation by Hans Olav Ibrekk, Policy Director, International Energy and Climate Initiative - Energy+, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway Hans Olav Ibrekk is Policy Director, International Energy and Climate Initiative, Energy+, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Ibrekk is on leave from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). He has worked at the World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Secretariat for the International Conference on Water and the Environment (held in Dublin in 1992), as well as the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and consulting firms. Mr. Ibrekk serves as a member of the Adaptation Fund Board and was a member of the Water and Sanitation Task Force of the UN Millennium Project. Mr. Ibrekk has more than twenty years of experience from government, international organisations, research and consulting in areas such as development cooperation, water resources management, international waters, climate proofing, clean energy, environmental financing (including project financing), environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), environmental policy, development of environmental action programmes, environmental technology, and capacity building.
20 13:15 14:45 Session 2: Doubling the Rate of Improvement in Energy Efficiency in SIDS by 2030 Introduction of session moderator by conference moderator (5 minutes) Introduction of session and panelists by moderator (5 minutes) Opening presentations from panelists (40 minutes) Discussion, comments, Q&A with plenary (35 minutes) Wrap up session, moderator (5 minutes) Topics: priorities and way forward for SIDS in addressing energy efficiency strategies, energy efficiency policies, standards and indicators, and energy efficient technologies Moderated by: Hugh Sealey, Ph.D. Energy and Sustainable Development Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Planning, Economy, Energy, and Cooperatives, Government of Grenada Executive Director, Energy and Climate, United Nations Foundation Dr. Sealy has over 25 years of experience as a project manager, a professional engineer, an environmental scientist and a university lecturer. He was the Chairman of the Barbados National Energy Policy Committee and the Chairman of the National Commission on Sustainable Development for Barbados. In 2008, Dr. Sealy was elected as a Member of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Dr. Sealy served as one of two representatives for Latin America and the Caribbean until In December 2011, Dr. Sealy was re-elected to the Executive Board of the CDM to serve as the Member for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). Currently, Dr. Sealy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine at St. George s University in Grenada. Dr. Sealy is also the Energy Advisor to the Government of Grenada. Since 2007, Dr. Sealy has served as a senior negotiator for the AOSIS Climate Change Technical Negotiating Team with responsibility for carbon markets and the role of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) at the Conferences of the Parties under the UNFCCC. Discussants: David Barrett, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Anare Matakiviti, Oceania Regional Energy Coordinator, International Union for the Conservation of Nature Joseph Williams, Programme Manager, Energy, CARICOM Secretariat Roland Clarke, Ph.D., CEO, Clarke Energy Associates, Barbados
21 David Barrett, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica David Barrett is an environmental professional specialising in energy for over 16 years and principal consultant of ENBAR Consulting, an energy and environment service consultancy. David has successfully executed renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and energy and environmental audits. David was the Manager, Energy and Environment at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica ( ), with technical and policy roles involving the national energy policy, renewable energy projects, environmental standards, environmental remediation and oil and gas exploration. Since 2006 he has been employed as country manager for Finder Caribbean Ltd a subsidiary of an Australian junior independent exploration company, providing management, administrative and environmental services. David is Vice President and founding executive member of the Jamaica Solar Energy Association, Chairman of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica s Energy and Environment Committee, member of the Consumer Advisory Commission on Utilities and member of the Energy Subcommittee of the Partnership for Transformation a national private-public partnership initiative. He is also a part-time lecturer in energy, environment and project management. He has earned his MSc. in Energy and the Environment from the University of Calgary, M.Phil. in Zoology from the University of the West Indies. Anare Matakiviti Oceania Regional Energy Coordinator, International Union for the Conservation of Nature Anare Matakiviti joined the Oceania Regional Office in 2008 as the Energy Programme Coordinator. He coordinates the Pacific component of the IUCN s Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative (EESLI) titled Managing the Ecosystem and Livelihood Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States. Prior to joining IUCN ORO, he was Energy Advisor to the Pacific Islands Energy Policy and Strategic Action Planning Project (PIEPSAP), executed through the Secretariat of the Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) based in Suva, Fiji Islands. Anare is a Fijian national with extensive experience in energy planning and policy development in the Pacific and holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
22 Roland Clarke, Ph.D., CEO, Clarke Energy Associates, Barbados Dr. Clarke has 25+ years experience in renewable energy, electric utilities, energy efficiency and energy policy. He has worked in his native Barbados, as well as at Northeast Utilities, Connecticut (on client assignment from Navigant Consulting), NSTAR Electric and Gas Company, Massachusetts, and more recently for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. He is a Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and a Member of the IEEE. He is an advocate for clean energy and has been an invited speaker at many international, regional and local conferences. He is a seasoned trainer in project economics for renewable energy and was recently retained by the World Bank to deliver seminars at their offices in Washington, DC, Jakarta, Manila and Hanoi, as well as to the Energy Research Institute, Beijing, China. Dr. Clarke holds a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy, University of Pennsylvania, USA; M. Sc. in Alternative Energy, The University of Reading, UK; and a B.Sc. (physics, math, chemistry), University of the West Indies, Barbados 14:45-15:15 Coffee Break 15:15-16:45 Session 3: Doubling the Share of Renewables in the Energy Mix in SIDS by 2030 Introduction of session moderator by conference moderator (5 minutes) Introduction of session and panelists by moderator (5 minutes) Opening presentations from panelists (40 minutes) Discussion, comments, Q&A with plenary (35 minutes) Wrap up session, moderator (5 minutes) Topics: discussions of options, approaches, and best practices; renewable energy status in SIDS, renewable energy priorities, and steps to be taken to meet national renewable energy objectives and targets.
23 Moderated by: Senator The Honourable Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Barbados Since October 2010, Senator the Honourable Darcy Boyce has been the Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister of Barbados with responsibility for Telecommunications and Energy, Immigration and Invest Barbados. Senator Boyce had previously served from January 2008 as Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance with responsibility for Finance, Investment, Telecommunications and Energy. Senator Boyce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with first class honours, from the University of the West Indies, as well as the degree of Master of Business Administration in Finance (with a second major in Economics) from the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants of Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados. Mr. Boyce has worked with the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc., the Central Bank of Barbados, KPMG Barbados, the Caribbean Development Bank and as the Coordinator of the Barbados Private Sector Agency for whom he led negotiations leading to the first Barbados Protocol on Prices and Incomes. Discussants: The Honourable Julian Robinson, Minister of State, Ministry of Energy and Mining and ICT, Jamaica The Honourable Taito Faale Tumaalii Faamoetauloa, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa His Excellency Vince Henderson, Permanent Representative of Dominica to the United Nations, Chair of SIDS DOCK Steering Committee Eliot F. Assimakopoulos, Global Sales Director, GE Digital Energy s Grid Automation Dolf Gielen, Director, Innovation and Technology Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency
24 Hon. Julian Robinson, Minister of State, Ministry of Energy and Mining and ICT, Jamaica The Honourable Julian Robinson is currently Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining and Member of Parliament in the constituency of St. Andrew South Eastern, Jamaica. He also currently serves as Deputy General Secretary of the People s National Party since 2003, and sits on the National Executive Council of the PNP. Minister Robinson began his career as a Management and ebusiness Consultant in London, where he worked for international firms IBM and Scient. His primary responsibilities there included developing ebusiness strategies, designing and developing business processes and launching ebusiness initiatives. In 2001, he was recruited by Jamaica s investment promotion agency, JAMPRO, to help Jamaica develop its information and communication technologies (ICT) sector. As Manager for Investment Promotion, he developed and executed strategies and programmes to market Jamaica as an offshore location for ICT investment. He was instrumental in positioning Jamaica as a player in the ICT outsourcing industry and attracting a number of major international companies into establishing offshore outsourcing operations in Jamaica. Minister Robinson earned his BSc in Management and Economics from the University of the West Indies, Mona. He also holds a MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His Excellency Vince Henderson Permanent Representative of Dominica to the United Nations, Chair of SIDS DOCK Steering Committee
25 The Honourable Taito Faale Tumaalii Faamoetauloa Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa The Honourable Faamoetauloa Lealaiauloto Taito Dr Faale Tumaali is currently the Minister of State within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Forestry and Environment of the Independent State of Samoa. Prior to this, he served as CEO of the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa from 2006 to He was a lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia from 1996 to He also served as a Research Scientist for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) ( ) and as Scientific Officer for the New South Wales Agricultural Research Institute ( ) in Australia. He was also the Senior Food Technologist in the Department of Agriculture of the Government of Samoa during the period He holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales. Dolf Gielen Director, Innovation and Technology Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency Before joining IRENA, Dolf Gielen was Chief of the Energy Efficiency and Policy Unit at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna. In that capacity, he managed a number of large projects involving energy efficiency and renewable energy (including those in Sri Lanka, Ukraine and India). Previously, he was a Senior Energy Analyst in the Energy Technology Policy Division of the International Energy Agency, Paris. Dolf Gielen has a PhD in Energy and Materials Modelling from the Technical University of Delft. He graduated with an MA in Environmental Sciences at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
26 Eliot F. Assimakopoulos Global Sales Director, GE Digital Energy s Grid Automation Eliot Assimakopoulos is Global Sales Director for GE Digital Energy s Grid Automation business. In this role he is responsible for driving global growth for products and services and smart grid initiatives for the business. Additionally, he is the Commercial Leader for GE s Microgrid Solution. Eliot has more than 15 years of experience in the construction, energy, and high technology industries. For the past several years he has led efforts within GE Digital Energy, GE Global Research, and GE Energy Services to advance technology and market development for smart grid and renewable energy. Additionally, he framed several strategic partnerships with state, federal, and international government organizations to achieve sustainability objectives for islands. He was also a member of the study team that helped structure what eventually became GE s ecomagination initiative. Prior to joining GE, Eliot was Executive Vice President for MetroNexus, a $1.2billion global technology asset company that he started with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He has also worked with other technology-focused companies including Teleglobe International and MCI Communications. Eliot was captain in the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He also holds an MBA from American Intercontinental University. 16:45-17:30 Session 4: SIDS DOCK - The SIDS Sustainable Energy Partnership Mechanism Introduction of presenters by conference moderator (5 minutes) Presentations by SIDS DOCK representatives (20 minutes) Brief remarks by SIDS DOCK partners (20 minutes) Topic: vision for SIDS DOCK; SIDS DOCK Platform; SIDS DOCK Partnership Presenters: H.E. Vince Henderson, Permanent Representative of Dominica to the United Nations, Chair of SIDS DOCK Steering Committee Albert Binger, Ph.D., Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
27 Brief Remarks: Veerle Vandeweerd, Director, Environment and Energy Group, United Nations Development Programme Chandra Shekhar Sinha, Lead Financial Specialist, Latin America, Caribbean Region, World Bank H.E. Carsten Staur, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations Representative of Japan Albert Binger, Ph.D., Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Dr. Al Binger currently serves as Energy Science Advisor for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), located in Belmopan, Belize, and Science and Technical Cooperation Advisor to the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). He is also a member of the United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, and representative of the AOSIS on the Technology Executive Committee of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Dr. Binger is a research scientist with almost 30 year s experience and training in diverse scientific areas. He is a former Director of the Global Environment Division to the Rockefeller Foundation, and, Professor and Director for the University of the West Indies Centre for Environment and Development (UWICED). Chandra Shekhar Sinha Lead Financial Specialist, Latin America, Caribbean Region, World Bank
28 His Excellency Carsten Staur Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations Carsten Staur has served as Denmark s Permanent Representative to the United Nations since 1 March Ambassador Staur has an extensive background in development cooperation. He was State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2001 to 2007 and in this capacity he had the operational and managerial responsibility for the implementation of Denmark s development assistance programme (Danida). As State Secretary, he was also in charge of Denmark s cooperation with the United Nations system and the World Bank. He was Member of the Board of the Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria from and has served as Chairman of the joint UNDP and UNFPA Board in Prior to that Ambassador Staur was Under Secretary for Bilateral Development Cooperation From , he served as Under Secretary for Administrative Affairs (organization, personnel, budgets and information technology) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was Denmark s Ambassador to Israel from and Director for Development Policy and Planning from 1994 to Carsten Staur joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark in 1981, and holds a MA degree (History and Literature) from the University of Copenhagen. Veerle Vandeweerd Director, Environment and Energy Group, United Nations Development Programme As Director of the Environment and Energy Group for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dr. Vandeweerd oversees a portfolio of projects and funds that aim to protect the environment while accelerating progress towards achieving the MDGs. Among the programmes Dr. Vandeweerd oversees is the implementation of the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Before joining UNDP in 2007, Dr. Vandeweerd held leadership roles with the United Nations Environment Programme for 19 years based in Africa and Europe. With UNEP, Dr. Vandeweerd headed the Global Programme of Action for Protection of the Marine Environment, led the Programme on Regional Seas, Coral Reefs and Small Island Developing States, and initiated and directed the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) report series. Prior to joining the UN, Dr. Vandeweerd worked for
29 Belgium's government as Director of Environment Reporting for the Flemish Environment Agency, and was lecturer five years at the University of Lusaka in Zambia, where she conducted national surveys on African sleeping sickness. Dr. Vandeweerd holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Antwerp. 17:30-17:50 Wrap-up Day One Olav Kjorven, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme Valerie Browne, Permanent Secretary, Division of Energy and Telecommunications, Prime Minister's Office, Barbados 19:00 22:30 SIDS Roll-out of the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All :00 19:05 Opening Sustainable Energy For All Video Olav Kjorven, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme 19:05 19:10 Video Message: Kandeh K. Yumkella, Chair of UN-Energy and Director-General, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation 19:10 19:15 Remarks: H. Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Coordinator for the UNCSD Rio + 20 Conference 19:15 19:25 Keynote Address: Senator The Hon. Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Barbados 19:25 Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All Lighting of solar lanterns
30 19:30 Dinner Master of Ceremonies: Richenda van Leeuwen, Executive Director, Energy and Climate, Energy Access Initiative, United Nations Foundation Short video clips of statements by Ministers recorded during the day Kandeh K. Yumkella Chair of UN-Energy and Director-General, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation Mr. Kandeh K. Yumkella is the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). With over 20 year s experience in international development cooperation, he has provided leadership for various initiatives and promoted increased international cooperation in the area of sustainable industrial development, trade capacity-building, renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation. In addition, Mr. Yumkella has served in various other capacities within the United Nations system including as Chair of UN- Energy, a system-wide coordination body of the United Nations dealing with energy-related issues and as Chair of the Secretary-General s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC). More recently he was appointed as Co-Chair of the High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All and he also serves as a member of the Rio+20 Principals Group as well as the United Nations Development Group (UNDG). Mr. Yumkella has also authored and co-authored several publications. In December 2005 Mr. Yumkella was appointed as Director-General of UNIDO, having previously worked in various highlevel policy positions in UNIDO, including as Special Adviser to two previous Directors-General and as Director of the Africa and Least Developed Countries Regional Bureau as well as Representative and Director of the first UNIDO Regional Office in Nigeria. He was re-appointed as Director-General of UNIDO for a second four-year term in December Prior to working for UNIDO, he was the Minister for Trade, Industry and State Enterprises of the Republic of Sierra Leone from Between 1987 and 1996, while furthering his studies, he held various academic positions at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois.
31 H. Elizabeth Thompson Executive Coordinator for the UNCSD Rio+20 Liz Thompson is a former Member of Parliament and government Minster from Barbados, who at various times from 1994 to 2008, held portfolio responsibility for the Ministries of Environment, Energy, Health, Physical Development and Planning, as well as Housing and Lands. From 2008 to 2010 she was Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate and led a consultancy group which developed energy policy for two Caribbean countries. As a Minister, Ms. Thompson led the development of national sustainable development, energy and green economy policies and implemented a number of projects in climate change and sustainable development. She is a lawyer and qualified Commercial Arbitrator. She holds two Masters degrees, an MBA from the University of Liverpool and an LLM in energy law and policy from the Robert Gordon University. In 2008 she was conferred with the UNEP Champion of the Earth Award.
32 Tuesday, 8 May, :00-9:30 The Barbados Declaration Introduction of the Declaration Valerie Browne, Permanent Secretary, Division of Energy and Telecommunications, Prime Minister's Office, Barbados 9:30-11:00 Session 5: Enabling Environment and Financing Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS Introduction of session moderator by conference moderator (5 minutes) Introduction of session and panelists by moderator (5 minutes) Opening presentations from panelists (40 minutes) Discussion, comments, Q&A with plenary (35 minutes) Wrap up session, moderator (5 minutes) Topics: role of SIDS, International Financial Institutions, multilateral organizations, and private sector in financing renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements in SIDS, climate financing, end-user financing. Moderated by: Olav Kjorven Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme Discussants: Hon. Nazim Burke, Minister of Finance, Planning, Economy, Energy and Cooperatives, Grenada Hans Olav Ibrekk, Policy Director, International Energy and Climate Initiative - Energy+, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway Ira Magaziner, Chairman, Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative Vivien Foster, Sector Manager, Sustainable Energy Group, World Bank Dr. ir. Andre Poucet, Head of Infrastructure, Delegation of the European Union to Barbados and the OECS
33 Hon. Nazim Burke, Minister of Finance, Planning, Economy, Energy and Cooperatives, Grenada The Hon. Mr. V. Nazim Burke is a lawyer and economist and is currently the Minister of Finance, Planning, Economy, Energy and Cooperatives for the Government of Grenada. After graduating from Sir Hugh Wooding Law School and Queen s University with an LLM, Mr. Burke was a partner at Ciboney Chambers specializing in Corporate and Commercial law. From , Mr. Burke also served as Adjunct Associate Professor and Course Instructor at the St. George s University and T.A Marryshow Community College. Prior to returning the Grenada, Mr. Burke worked in Canada as a General Litigation Lawyer with the law firm BODNARUK AND CAPONE, Barristers and Solicitors, maintaining a General litigation practice with emphasis in the areas of Commercial litigation, Personal Injury litigation, Matrimonial litigation, Estates litigation and Criminal Law. While in Canada, he also was Part-Time Lecturer in Economics at the George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology, supporting the reviews and revision of curriculum for introductory course in Economics (microeconomics and macroeconomics) to students enrolled in the Certified General Accounting (CGA) Programme and taught an Economics Course to a class of thirty (30) students two (2) evenings per week. Ira Magaziner, Chairman, Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative From 1993 through 1998, he served as Senior Advisor to President Clinton for Policy Development at the White House. In this capacity, he supervised the development and implementation of the administration s policy for commercialization of the Internet and worked with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on the development of the President s Health Reform Initiative. Mr. Magaziner also chaired a joint National Economic Council/National Security Council Initiative to increase US exports and served as a member of the National Domestic Policy Council. Mr. Magaziner is one of America s most respected corporate strategists. Prior to his White House appointment, he built two successful consulting firms and worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Boston, London, and Tokyo, helping major corporations develop their business strategies. Mr. Magaziner graduated from Brown University as valedictorian of the class of 1969, and attended Balliol College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Maryland and the New England Institute of Technology
34 11:00-12:30 Session 6: Taking SE4ALL Forward for SIDS Introduction of session moderator by conference moderator (5 minutes) Introduction of session and panelists by moderator (5 minutes) Opening presentations from panelists (40 minutes) Discussion, comments, Q&A with plenary (30 minutes) Wrap up session, moderator (5 minutes) Topics: discussion on the SE4ALL Action Agenda, high-impact area actions; commitments; role of public, private and civil society sector; commitments and partnerships towards SE4ALL. Moderated by: Veerle Vandeweerd, Director, Environment and Energy Group, UNDP Discussants: H.E. Philip Kentwell, High Commissioner of Australia to Trinidad and Tobago Hon. Joy Grant, Minister of Energy, Science and Technology and Public Utilities, Belize Allison Davis, Portfolio Manager, Economic Infrastructure Division, Caribbean Development Bank H.E. Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and SIDS Issues, Seychelles Solomone Fifita, Deputy Director (Energy), Secretariat of the Pacific Community
35 H.E. Philip Kentwell High Commissioner of Australia to Trinidad and Tobago Mr Philip Kentwell was a senior official with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He served overseas as Minister- Counsellor and Consul General in Tokyo, Japan ( ). Subsequently, Mr Kentwell was appointed as director, Administration and Logistics Unit of the Department s APEC 2007 Task Force. Prior to his posting to Tokyo, Mr Kentwell led and participated in a number of reviews, including leading a global review of the resources allocated to Australian diplomatic missions. The Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Mr Philip Kentwell presented his credentials in June 2007 to His Excellency George Maxwell Richards. Other than the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, H.E. Mr Philip Kentwell holds accreditation to the following Caribbean Countries: High Commissioner to Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, the Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Ambassador to Haiti and the Republic of Suriname On the 30 April, 2010 H.E. Mr Philip Kentwell became the first Plenipotentiary Representative of Australia to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), on the occasion of his presentation of a letter of credence to H.E. Mr Edwin W. Carrington, Secretary-General, CARICOM, Georgetown Guyana. Hon. Joy Grant Minister of Energy, Science and Technology and Public Utilities, Belize
36 Allison Davis Portfolio Manager, Economic Infrastructure Division, Caribbean Development Bank H.E. Ronald Jumeau Ambassador for Climate Change and SIDS Issues, Seychelles H.E. Ronald Jumeau, Permanent Representative to the UN and Ambassador to the United States He is currently Seychelles' outgoing Permanent Representative to the UN and Ambassador to the United States and several countries in the Americas including Brazil, Canada, Cuba and Jamaica. He is also Seychelles' newly-appointed roving Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing States Issues based New York. The job includes meeting with the media. Prior to being posted to New York in 2007, from 2001 he was the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources. Between 1998 and 2001 he was Minister for Agriculture and Marine Resources and then for Culture and Information. Prior to that he was the Secretary to the Cabinet in the President's Office.
37 13:30-14:10 Session 7: Presentation of Feasibility Studies on Renewable Energy for the Caribbean, and its replicability for SIDS Moderated by: Stein Hansen, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Barbados and the OECS Stein R. Hansen is an Economist who works in international development. He is seconded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as Deputy Resident Representative, Sub-Regional Office for Barbados and the OECS since February He is responsible for the UNDP Programme and Operations in 10 countries and territories in the sub-region, and represents UNDP in the United Nations Country Team. As of 1 July 2012, he has been appointed as the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Programme and Operations, in Kuwait. After graduating from Aalborg University, Denmark with a B.Sc (Econ.) he started his career as a Norwegian Trade Attache, and served at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Helsinki, Finland He moved to serve the European Commission Delegation in Caracas, Venezuela In 1993 he started his career with the United Nations system, first appointed as Norwegian Junior Professional Officer by UNDP as UNIDO JPO in Ecuador until 1995, when he was appointed as Associate Expert in charge of technical cooperation programme at the UNIDO New York Office until 2006, when he returned to Ecuador to head the UNIDO Country Office as Programme Officer. In 1998 he was appointed at the UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, as Industrial Development Officer managing environmental programmes until 2002, when he was appointed as Programme Officer, coordinating UNIDO s industrial development programmes delivered by Its 26 country offices. In addition to being an Economist, Stein R. Hansen holds a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University with focus on international development. He communicates fluently in Danish, English, German, Spanish and Swedish.
38 Presenter: Werner Wendt, Ph.D CEO, ENPROCON Dr. Werner Wendt is the founder and CEO of the ENPROCON Group (www.enprocon.eu ), a project development, facilitation, implementation and financing venture in the field of integrated waste management, renewable energy production, energy efficiency technologies, alternative construction techniques, poverty alleviation and emission reduction programmes. ENPROCON GmbH Austria was established for consultancy services, research and development capacity within the ENPROCON Group focusing on know how transfer and sustainable development globally. The ENPROCON Group designs and implements tailor-made community based solutions for waste-to-energy production and recycling applying waste separation, advanced recycling for highly effective material recovery, waste packing and confinement, thermal treatment, digestion and fermentation processes, composting and specialised treatment of special waste fractions such as hospital waste, industrial waste, construction waste, animal production waste, used tires, etc. From 1998 to 2008 he served in various posts with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Organisation of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Irak, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 14:10-14:35 Adoption of the Barbados Declaration Valerie Brown, Permanent Secretary, Division of Energy and Telecommunications, Prime Minister s Office, Barbados, Barbados Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Barbados and the OECS 14:40-15:00 Coffee Break
39 15:00-18:00 The Knowledge Fair 15:00-15:05 Opening Remarks David Payton, Senior Adviser, Environment and Energy Group, United Nations Development Programme 15:05 15:30 Presentations by SIDS on National Sustainable Energy Initiatives Topics: national policies, programmes, initiatives relating to efforts to achieve sustainable energy Dominica Bahamas Jamaica Solomon Islands St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mr. Michael Fadelle Coordinator, Renewable Energy Programme, DOMINICA Michael Fadelle has headed the Government of Dominica s Renewable Energy Unit since February He brings over 25 years of public sector experience and knowledge to the renewable energy sector in Dominica. He has been involved in investment promotion, industrial development and project management and implementation since 1983, and headed the government s industrial and investment promotion office from 2001 to During that time he developed a close working relationship with persons at all levels in the public and private sectors, and now uses that knowledge and experience to ensure private sector stakeholder involvement and participation in programmes and activities to achieve government s national energy policy objectives. His priorities for renewable energy at this time is to focus on expanding public education and awareness of renewable energy, energy efficiency, developing the renewable and sustainable energy sector in Dominica, and generally advancing programmes for the reduction of electricity cost for all consumers.
40 Mr. Philip Weech Director and Chair, National Energy Policy Committee, Bahamas Environment, Science & Technology Commission (BEST), Bahamas Mr. Richard Kelly Science & Technology Development Planner, Planning Institute of Jamaica 15:30 17:00 Moderated Panel on Multi-national Private Sector Involvement in SIDS Opening remarks about the role of the private sector (5 minutes), 15 minute presentations from panelists (1 hour) Q&A session (25 minutes) Moderator: Ira Magaziner, Chairman, The Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative Panelists: Hannah Kaplan, GE Capital Eliot Assimakopolous, Global Director, GE Energy Management/Microgrids Douglas Sattler and Mark Lonkevych, Toshiba Integrated Energy Technology Gerry Vurciaga, CapGemini Rob Hollering, CEO, Aquaver Leon Roose, Director, The Hawaii Utility
41 17:00-17:20 Presentation by International Renewable Energy Agency Elizabeth Press Deputy Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre, Bonn, Germany Elizabeth Press has been with IRENA since October 2010, as a member of a team that lead the transition from the Preparatory Commission to becoming a full-fledged Agency in April Since then, she has been responsible for IRENA s programme coordination and is Deputy Director of IRENA s Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn, Germany. Prior to joining IRENA, Ms Press had some 18 years of international experience, mainly with the United Nations. She has served in HQ and field duty stations, including in Rwanda, Kenya, Cambodia, Kosovo, New York and Geneva, in fields of development, humanitarian affairs, management and political affairs. 17:20-17:40 Presentation by Solar Dynamics Barbados James Husbands Managing Director, Solar Dynamics Mr James Husbands heads a major solar water heater firm in the Caribbean, Solar Dynamics. A Barbadian entrepreneur, he has spent over 30 years in the industry and his company has installed over 33,000 solar water heaters. These help in the conservation of the environment as the sun is a clean source of energy
42 17:40-17:55 Presentation by Organization of American States Mark S. Lambrides Section Chief, Energy and Climate Change Mitigation Department of Sustainable Development, OAS Mark Lambrides has over twenty years of experience as a leader in sustainable energy market development in Latin America and the Caribbean. As the Section Chief for Energy and Climate Change in the Department of Sustainable Development at the Organization of American States (OAS), Mr. Lambrides works with senior government officials and other key stakeholders in the region on energy sector and related climate change matters, including the development of innovative energy programs and projects; the formulation of clean energy policies and regulations; the facilitation of project financing; the delivery of capacity building initiatives; and the brokering of relationships between project developers, electric utilities, and other host country stakeholders. Mr. Lambrides received his M.A. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University - The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and his B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Kalamazoo College. 17:55-18:00 Wrap-Up of Session David Payton, Senior Adviser, Environment and Energy Group, United Nations Development Programme 19:00-21:30 Dinner Guest presenter: Ira Magaziner, Chairman, The Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative
43 The Government of Barbados and the United Nations Development Programme would like to thank the donors, sponsoring private sector organizations, and development partners whose contributions have made the High level Conference on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All Small Island Developing States possible.
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