Workshop — Paris, France

IEA Workshop on Energy for all: Financing access for the poor


Organised by the IEA, the workshop sought input for the energy and development analysis that will appear in the World Energy Outlook 2011. It brought together experts from across private/public financial institutions, and national/international government and non-government organisations that work on energy and development to share views and information on how to forge new, cost effective approaches to help create a sustainable energy future.

The workshop was informal in nature and was by invitation only.

Group photo


IEA focus on energy access for all in WEO 2011
Dr. Fatih BIROL, Chief Economist, IEA

Special address: Energy Access and The Rio+20
Ambassador Cristina Narbona Ruiz, Spain

Session 1

Identifying what works - Successes in financing energy access
Chair: Dr. Mohamed T. El-Ashry , Senior Fellow, United Nation Foundation  
Mr. Ismail Ali Khan, Joint Adviser, Planning Commission, India
Mr. Olav Kjorven, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, UNDP
Mr. Andrew Barfour, Director, Energy Development and Access Project, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
Roundtable discussion

Session 2

Leveraging private sector finance and expertise to deliver energy access
Chair: Dr. Leena Srivastava, Executive Director, The Energy and Resource Institute, India

Dr. Steven Lennon, General Manager, Eskom
Mr. Assaad Saab , Vice-president, International Affairs, EDF
Mr. Binu Parthan, Deputy Director General, REEEP
Roundtable discussion

Special address: Energy access – the complementary roles of the public and private sectors
Ms. Eli Blakstad, State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway

Session 3

Government and non-governmental sector financing – what is being done and what more can be done?
Ambassador Irene Freudenschuss-Reichl, Austria

Ms. Hela Cheikhrouhou, Director, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, African Development Bank
Dr. Lucio Monari, Director, World Bank
Mr. Samuel Tumiwa, Principal Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Open discussion
Special address:
Mr. Sanjit Bunker Roy

Session 4

Designing and delivering a new architecture for financing energy access
Chair: Mr. Petter Nore, Director, Energy Department, NORAD
Mr. Rachid Bencherif, Senior Planning Analyst, OPEC Fund for International Development
Mr. Mark Dominik, Vice-president, Deutsche Bank Group
Mr. Morgan Bazilian, Special Advisor on Energy, UNIDO
Roundtable discussion

Summary and conclusions
Wrap-up of the day’s discussion – Chairs of previous sessions
Summary and concluding remarks by Dr. Fatih BIROL, Chief Economist, IEA