to Content
Header Image

05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing Inequality

-
Hauptschule
Breakout / Panel
english language

Energy poverty presents a moral and ethical dilemma. Eradicating energy poverty for 2.6 billion people is crucial to realising inclusive and sustainable development, it is also central to promoting economic growth and improving human wellbeing. Achieving universal access to modern energy by 2030 is a declared global goal but urgent action on the ground is imperative. Is the world community on the right track towards that goal? How can promises become concrete action? What is the business case for fighting energy poverty? How much needs to be invested? What are the roles of the different stakeholders?

Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, OFID - The OPEC Fund for International Development, Vienna
Director, Energy Branch, and Special Representative of the Director General on Energy, UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna
Executive Director, ARE - Alliance for Rural Electrification, Brussels
Market Development Manager Renewable Energy, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, The Hague
Director, Corporate Planning and Economic Services, OFID - The OPEC Fund for International Development, Vienna

Suleiman Jasir AL-HERBISH

Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, OFID - The OPEC Fund for International Development, Vienna

Masters in Economics, Trinity University, San Antonio TX Economic Advisor, and Accounting & Economic Consultancy, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, Riad Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, Riad Saudi Arabia's Governor, OPEC- Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna
1974
1962-1982
1982-1990
1990-2003

Dr. Pradeep MONGA

Director, Energy Branch, and Special Representative of the Director General on Energy, UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
 Senior positions, Government of India
 Several international assignments with World Bank, FAO and other multi/bi-lateral organizations
1996-2001

Marcus WIEMANN

Executive Director, ARE - Alliance for Rural Electrification, Brussels

Diverse Positions in the Finance Industry VNG Verbundnetz Gas AG, Leipzig (Germany / Belgium) EWE AG, Oldenburg (Germany / Belgium) International Association of Gas & Oil Producers, Brussels
1998-2004
2005-2009
2009-2010
2011-2013

Edu WILLEMSE

Market Development Manager Renewable Energy, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, The Hague

Project coordinator, International Dialogues Foundation Managing Director, International Dialogues Foundation Senior advisor at PR & Management Consultancy Tokapi Spokesperson, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague Head, External Communications, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, The Hague Customer Account Manager, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, The Hague BD manager, Renewable Energy, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, The Hague
1994-1999
1999-2000
2000-2004
2004-2007
2007-2011
2011-2015
2013-2015

Faris HASAN

Director, Corporate Planning and Economic Services, OFID - The OPEC Fund for International Development, Vienna

Master in Combustion Science & Environmental Control, The University of Sheffield Project Manager, SCOP-State Company for Oil Projects, Baghdad Energy Market Analyst, OPEC- Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna
1979
1982-1994
1994-2001

Political Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2015

16:00 - 17:30 The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective? Partner

30.08.2015

09:00 - 10:00 Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, Prevention Partner
12:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Muddling Through or Starting Anew? Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing Instability Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Focusing on Security Policy Partner
18:00 - 20:00 Reception Social
20:00 - 21:30 Young Talents – Los Colorados Culture

31.08.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing Inequality Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and Expectations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities – Future Chances? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European Security Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of Ukraine Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Changemaking in Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade Order Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained Prosperity Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for Democracy Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant’s Skills Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European Defence Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society’s Creativity and How to Achieve Radical Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should Play Breakout
15:00 - 16:30 Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in Focus Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners? Plenary
19:00 - 20:30 CANCELED – Late Night Talk: Islam, “Islamic State” and Violence Plenary

01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30 InDignity Plenary
07:30 - 08:15 Existential Risks Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to Reality Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Concluding Remarks Plenary