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

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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?

Speakers

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 Chair

Suleiman Jasir AL-HERBISH

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

1974 Masters in Economics, Trinity University, San Antonio TX
1962-1982 Economic Advisor, and Accounting & Economic Consultancy, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, Riad
1982-1990 Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, Riad
1990-2003 Saudi Arabia's Governor, OPEC- Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna
since 2003 Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, OFID - The OPEC Fund for International Development, Vienna

Dr. Pradeep MONGA

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

 Senior positions, Government of India
 Several international assignments with World Bank, FAO and other multi/bi-lateral organizations
1996-2001 UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
since 2001 Director, Energy Branch, and Special Representative of the Director General on Energy, UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna

Marcus WIEMANN

Executive Director, ARE - Alliance for Rural Electrification, Brussels

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

Edu WILLEMSE

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

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

Faris HASAN

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

1979 Master in Combustion Science & Environmental Control, The University of Sheffield
1982-1994 Project Manager, SCOP-State Company for Oil Projects, Baghdad
1994-2001 Energy Market Analyst, OPEC- Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna
since 2007 Director Corporate Planning, OFID- OPEC Fund for International Development, Vienna

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11:00 - 12:00Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, PreventionPartner
14:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:00Muddling Through or Starting Anew?Plenary
18:30 - 20:00Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing InstabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Focusing on Security PolicyPartner
20:00 - 22:00ReceptionSocial
22:00 - 23:30Young Talents - Los ColoradosCulture

31.08.2015

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Changemaking in EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of UkraineBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and ExpectationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing InequalityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European SecurityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities - Future Chances?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained ProsperityBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for DemocracyBreakout
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13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European DefenceBreakout
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13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should PlayBreakout
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21:00 - 22:30CANCELED - Late Night Talk: Islam, "Islamic State" and ViolencePlenary

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09:30 - 10:15Existential RisksPlenary
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12:15 - 12:30Concluding RemarksPlenary