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High-Level Seminar: “Accelerating Sustainable Energy for All in Landlocked Developing Countries through Innovative Partnerships”

24 October 2016 @ 9:00 am - 25 October 2016 @ 5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

The Government of Austria and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) are jointly organizing a High-Level Seminar: “Accelerating Sustainable Energy for All in Landlocked Developing Countries through Innovative Partnerships” in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). The meeting will be held on 24 and 25 October 2016 in Conference Room C3, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria.

The Meeting is being organized as part of the follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action. It is also being held in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement. They call for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services for all. The meeting will review the progress towards sustainable energy for all in the Landlocked Developing Countries, the role played by multi-stakeholder partnerships, identify challenges and suggest areas where partnerships can be further strengthened.

Outcome of the Meeting

pdf-icon Outcome Document

General Information

pdf-icon Concept Note (English)

pdf-icon Concept Note (French)

pdf-icon Programme (English)

pdf-icon Programme (French)

pdf-icon Background Paper

pdf-icon Information Note

Proceedings

Opening Plenary

pdf-icon H.E. Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative, UN-OHRLLS 

pdf-icon Mr. Martin Ledolter, Managing Director, Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Government of Austria 

pdf-icon H.E. Ms. Mwaba Patricia Kasese-Bota, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations in New York and Global Chair of the Group of LLDCs

pdf-icon Mr. Taizo Nishikawa, Deputy Director General, UNIDO

Session 1: Achieving the global goal on sustainable energy in LLDCs: National level strategies, best practices (policies, technologies), challenges and opportunities

pdf-icon Background Note for Session 1 

pdf-icon Ms. Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN 21)

pdf-icon Mr. Amanullah Ghalib, Deputy Minister of Energy and Water, Afghanistan 

pdf-icon Mr. Amanullah Ghalib (Speaking Points)

pdf-icon Mr. Pralhad Prasad Sapkota, Under Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Nepal

pdf-icon Mr. Freddie O. Motlhatlhedi, Energy Advisor in the Department of Energy, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Botswana

pdf-icon Mr. Freddie O. Motlhatlhedi (Presentation Notes)

pdf-icon Mr. Nassourou Bello, Director of Renewable Energy and Domestic Energy, Niger

pdf-icon Mr. Mewang Gyeltshen, Department of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan 

Session 2: Enhancing Regional Cooperation and identifying flagship projects for sustainable energy in LLDCs

pdf-icon Background Note for Session 2

pdf-icon Mr. Pradeep Monga, Director of the Energy Department, UNIDO 

pdf-icon Mr. Kudakwashe Ndhlukula, Executive Director of SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE)

pdf-icon Mr. Basanta Shrestha, Director Strategic Cooperation, Regional Coordinator NASA-SERVIR-Himalaya, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal 

pdf-icon Ms. Cornelia Schenk, Senior Scientific Officer, Austrian Energy Agency (AEA), Center EU and International Projects 

Session 3: International Partnerships and Innovative Initiatives to support sustainable energy for all in the LLDCs

pdf-icon Background Note for Session 3

pdf-icon Mr. Robert Zeiner, Head, Programmes and Projects International, Austria Development Agency (ADA) 

pdf-icon Mr. Faris Hasan, Director, Corporate Planning and Economic Services, OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID 

Session 4: Innovative Financing for promoting sustainable energy for all in LLDCs

pdf-icon Background Note for Session 4

pdf-icon Mr. Christian Grossmann, Director for Climate Change, International Finance Corporation

pdf-icon Mr. Camillo Stubenberg, Kairos-Impact Research and Development gGmbH

pdf-icon Mr. Camillo Stubenberg (Presentation Notes)

pdf-icon Ms. Francesca Chisangano, Director Planning and Information, Ministry of Energy and Water Development, Zambia

pdf-icon Ms. Francesca Chisangano (Presentation Notes)

Session 5: Nexus Session: Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land

pdf-icon Dr. Chris Walzer, Head, Unit of Conservation Medicine, Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Session 6: Enhancing enabling policies for sustainable energy, technology transfer, data collection, monitoring and follow-up in LLDCs

pdf-icon Background Note for Session 6

pdf-icon Mr. Mustapha Corr, Energy and ICT Division, Infrastructure Department, Islamic Development Bank

pdf-icon Mr. Marcel Alers, Head of Sustainable Energy, UNDP

pdf-icon Mr. Peterson Dlamini, Director of Energy, Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, Swaziland

Group Discussions

pdf-icon Guiding Questions for Group Discussions

Presentation on EXPO 2017 Future Energy

pdf-icon Ms. Lyazzat Rysymbetova, Head of Division, Secretariat of EXPO-2017, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

pdf-icon Ms. Lyazzat Rysymbetova (Statement)

Side Event: The role of energy in boosting productive capacities, commodity diversification and fostering structural economic transformation in LLDCs

pdf-icon Mr. Andrey Kuleshov, Strategy and Development Advisor, Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)

pdf-icon Mr. Andrey Kuleshov (Statement) 

pdf-icon Ms. Gladys Mutangadura, Senior Programme Officer, UN-OHRLLS

pdf-icon Mr. Mussie Delelegn, Chief, Landlocked Developing Countries’ Section, UNCTAD

pdf-icon H.E. Purevdorj Vaanchig, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mongolia, Geneva, Switzerland

pdf-icon H.E.Ms. Encyla Tina Sinjela, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Zambia, Geneva, Switzerland

Closing Session

pdf-icon H.E. Ms. Encyla Tina Sinjela, Ambassador of Zambia to Geneva and Global Chair of the Group of LLDCs

pdf-icon H.E. Mr. Martin Ledolter, Managing Director, Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Government of Austria

Background Resources

pdf-icon LLDCs: Challenges and Priority Areas for Action

pdf-icon EAC: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Regional Status Report

pdf-icon SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

pdf-icon ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

pdf-icon Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States 

UNIDO Global Network of Sustainable Energy Centres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrSFaARjMRs (Spanish)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xqNQo8AY-U (French)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nL0-SK8laQ (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w21tq9y5-UU (Gender Mainstreaming video)

Details

Start:
24 October 2016 @ 9:00 am
End:
25 October 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Venue

Conference Room C3, Vienna International Centre
Wagramer Str. 5, 1400 Wien
Vienna, Austria
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