On November 3rd and 4th, 2016, the Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) (co-managed by CEGA and Oxford Policy Management, with funding from DFID) hosted a Research & Matchmaking Conference in Washington, D.C. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The conference solicited feedback from policymakers and practitioners on the development of 18 State-of-Knowledge papers being written in the first year and engaged experts and policymakers from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia on topics of critical importance to the energy sector.
Abstracts for each of the 18 State-of-Knowledge papers can be found here.
Slides of speaker presentations can be found in the bar to the right under "Event Materials".
Date and Time
Nov 3, 2016 — Nov 4, 2016
The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
The two-day event featured keynote talks by EEG Research Director Catherine Wolfram (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley), Mo Qayoumi (Chief Advisor to the President of Afghanistan on Infrastructure and Technology), Todd Moss (Center for Global Development), and Harold Wilhite from the University of Oslo.
Research and policy panels addressed each of the following six EEG Themes:
Theme 1: The linkages between electricity supply and economic growth
Theme 2: The financial and policy instruments that encourage the development (and better utilisation) of appropriate large-scale power infrastructure
Theme 3: Electricity supply and energy efficiency measures in supporting sustainable urbanisation
Theme 4: Constraints in the Use of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Sources or Greener Energy Sources
Theme 5: An improved understanding of the role of extractives in electricity/energy provision and sustainable development
Theme 6: The barriers and opportunities for innovative and appropriate design of larger-scale centralised energy infrastructure
SpeakersMeredith Fowlie ( UC Berkeley), Paul Gertler (UC Berkeley), Catherine Wolfram (UC Berkeley)
Oxford Policy Management (OPM), UK Department for International Development (DFID)
The conference brought a diverse group of roughly 90 participants -- including leading researchers working on energy (including EEG Thematic Leads and State-of-Knowledge paper authors), policymakers and practitioners from the EEG focal regions of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, representatives of bilateral and multilateral development banks, and the EEG Programme Directorate.
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS INVITE-ONLY.**
Photo: Gigawatt Global Solar Field in Rwanda taken by Rachel Couch