Powering Africa: Tanzania Summit in Dar Es Salaam 29 – 31st January

January 16, 2014 | Government & Regulations, Support Services

Men offload an array of solar panels for use in Tanzania. The SELF NGO is calling on governments to do more to give ‘clean’ electricity to Africans.(Courtesy SELF)

Men offload an array of solar panels for use in Tanzania. The SELF NGO is calling on governments to do more to give ‘clean’ electricity to Africans.(Courtesy SELF)

Powering Africa: Tanzania coincides with the launch of U.S President Barack Obama’s “Power Africa” initiative, which announces Tanzania as one of six priority countries for investment. It is an ideal time to promote a productive and long-term dialogue between public, private, local and international energy partners.

The dialogue scheduled to take place from 29 – 31st January at the Hilton Doubletree Dar Es Salaam will discuss Tanzania’s energy sector, examine the future transformation of Tanzania’s energy landscape and opportunities for private investment in Tanzania’s energy infrastructure.

According to the organisers of the summit, EnergyNet Limited, as increasing numbers of international companies follow the USA, China and the UK in entering the market for the first time, millions of dollars stand to be wasted in misguided market intelligence for new investors believing that Africa is the land of fast deals and easy wins. With so much hype, what affect is the publicity having on international investors’ perspectives on returns – are they entering the market with sufficient insight to be successful, or is there potential for the lack of clarity and data to turn some great prospects sour?

Over the last 10 years, we’ve heard countless stakeholders deliver broad statements about the incredible opportunities available; however, getting beyond what is available online is essential.  At the  Powering Africa: Tanzania summit, 29-31st January 2014 in Dar Es Salaam, we’re taking this exact approach, factoring in ‘scene setting’ presentations by leading advisors and investors, followed by round table debates on the challenges international organisations and stakeholders alike face in getting projects off the ground.

Insights from established international firms will not only support a more pragmatic investment approach, they will also enable the public sector to understand the challenges being faced by foreign investors and help narrow the knowledge gap between both sides.

Backed by TANESCO and EWURA, as well as some of the most established power developers and gas companies operating in Tanzania, the meeting will create an environment conducive to debate and business development to discuss the drivers that will accelerate the delivery of affordable and reliable energy market in Tanzania.

The organisers of the summit say Powering Africa: Tanzania will be attended by key decision-makers with a vested interest in how to finance the rapid growth of Africa’s power sector and develop successful power projects across the continent.

Nogtec can authoritatively confirm the list of speakers at Powering Africa: Tanzania Summit 2014 to include:

  • Felchesmi Mramba, Managing Director, TANESCO
  • Charles Omujuni, Director of Gas, EWURA
  • Simon Sayore, Chairman of the Board of Directors, EWURA
  • Eng. H.A Mbise, Commisioner for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, Ministry for Mines & Energy
  • Norbert Kahyoza, Assistant Commissioner for Energy (Natural Gas), Ministry of Energy & Minerals
  • Lutengano Mwakahesya, Director General, Rural Energy Agency (REA)
  • Karl Fickenscher, Resident Country Director – Tanzania, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Herb Gammons, President, International Gas and Power Ventures
  • Karén Breytenbach, Senior Project Advisor- Financial Analyst PPP Unit, National Treasury, South Africa
  • Paul Hinks, CEO, Symbion Power
  • Tusekile Kibonde, Resident Underwriter, Tanzania, African Trade Insurance Agency – ATI
  • Kwame Parker, Executive and Head, Power & Infrastructure, East Africa, Standard Bank
  • Mark Gammons, Project Director, Aldwych International
  • Alex Marshall, Group Marketing & Compliance Manager, Clarke Energy
  • Chris Ford, Head of Asset Management Africa, Globeleq
  • Kenneth Gaynor, Director Power Solutions – Africa, Cummins Power Generation
  • Alex Sarac, Legal Director – East Africa – Energy, Infrastructure and Finance, DLA Piper
  • Lucy Sondo, Partner, Ebenry
  • Michael Steiner, Head of Energy, Intra Energy Corporation, Singapore
  • Peter Kieran, CEO, CPCS
  • Anders Hauch, Investment Director, Frontier Investment Management
  • Martin Kalter, Vice President Sales, Sub Sahara Africa, MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Peter Kasanda, Legal Director, Clyde & Co
  • Peter Ballinger, Managing Director and Africa Regional Representative, U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Ephere Clark, Senior Project Advisor, Presidential Task Force on Power, Nigeria
  • Philippe Dongier, Country Director, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi, World Bank*
  • Simon Desjardin, Programme Manager – Access to Energy, Shell Foundation*
  • Juliet Kairuki, Managing Director, Tanzania Investment Centre*
  • Gideon Nasari, Managing Director, National Development Corporation of Tanzania*
  • Emma Msaky, Acting Director of Exploration & Production, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation

For more information about how to get involved in Powering Africa: Tanzania Summit 2014 or to make a contribution to this year’s agenda, please contact Amy.offord@energynet.co.uk or visit the website at http://www.poweringafrica-tanzania.com