The role of energy in accelerating development, Tues 4 November 2014 19:00-22:00

The role of energy in accelerating development

We all agree that everybody deserves access to clean energy and that it is not fair that the majority of the population in developing countries live in darkness once the sun goes down or use polluting and dangerous sources of energy for a glimmer of light. But what is the role of sustainable energy in accelerating development and changing lives in urban and rural communities? Are we any closer to providing energy to rural communities in developing countries? What is the role played by technological innovation in poverty alleviation and fostering sustainable development in developing countries? We will hear about these topics and more from people directly involved in research, policy design and program implementation within the energy sector.

[message_box title=”Evening details” color=”white”] Date: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Time: 19:00h
Location: Belle van Zuylenzaal, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht[/message_box]

Program overview

19:00-19:15 Welcome with tea and coffee
19:15-19:30 Introduction

19:30-20:00 Dr. Joy S. Clancy, Associate professor: University of Twente
The gender dimension of SE4ALL

20:00-20:30 Henny A. Romijn: School of Innovation Sciences Eindhoven University of Technology
Sustainability certification of smallholders in Tanzania for the supply of Jatropha oil seeds to a central processor as feedstock for bio-kerosene: What went wrong?!

20:30-20:40 Break with Tea & coffee

20:40-21:10 Balthasar Klimbie: Director at Clear Resource
Rural electrification is ‘hot’ in policy land. But what exactly is happening behind the curtain? Is it an opportunity or just the next nice idea that is leading nowhere?

21:10-21:30 Discussion closing
21:30 Drinks

It promises to become an interesting night, with a lot of challenging and controversial topics, to be shared with a diverse and international audience. If you like to bring non YES-DC members to the event they are more than welcome.
Thank you for your interest in this event and we are looking forward to welcoming you at the venue on Tuesday November 4th!



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