19th May 2016
Auditorium Enel S.p.A., viale Regina Margherita 125, Rome

Under the patronage of


Roberto Vigotti , Secretary General, RES4MED

Opening session


Francesco Venturini , President, RES4MED; CEO, Enel Green Power

Amb. Massimo Gaiani, Director General for Global Affairs, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Key note addresses

H.E. Elham Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission

Roberto Ridolfi , Director Sustainable Growth and Development at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development - DG DEVCO, European Commission


Amb. Sergio Mercuri, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

H.E. Augustine Mahiga, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, United Republic of Tanzania

H.E. Abdusalam H. Omer, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion, Somalia

H.E. Morlaye Bangoura, Commissioner for Energy and Mines, ECOWAS

Dott. Francesco La Camera , Director General for Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate at the Italian Ministry of Environment

Session 1: Enhancing investments beyond MENA towards Africa: Investing in Africa RE future


Igor Uboldi, Journalist, Energy expert

Private sector point of view

Luc de Marliave, New Energy Division, Total/SunPower

Paddy Padmanathan, CEO and President, ACWA Power International

Michele Scandellari, CEO, Enerray

Antonello Cammisecra, Head of Business Development, Enel Green Power

Private sector point of view

Bernardo Bini Smaghi, Director, CDP

Dana Younger, Chief Renewable Energy Specialist - Global Infrastructure Department, International Finance Corporation World Bank Group

Luigi Antonelli, Advisory Department, Simest SpA

Session 2: Derisking clean energy investments in the Mediterranean, lessons learned and recommendations


Paolo Gentili , Senior Manager PwC and RES4MED WG team leader

Private players and finance sector

Chris Antonopoulos, CEO, Lekela Power

Giuseppe De Beni, CEO and Managing Director, Italgen

Jan Pieter Cools Wlidiers, Sales Director, Siemens

Ingmar Wilhelm, Chairman RTR Capital

Decision makers and off-takers

Salma Hussein, Department Manager, License and performance evaluation, EgyptERA

Mohamed Sahri, Project Manager, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy - MASEN

Moncef Harrabi, Director General, STEG Renewables

Ziad Jebril Sabra, Advisor to the Minister, Director of Renewable Energy Department, Ministry of Energy and Mineral resources Amman, Jordan

Session 3: Integration of clean tech solutions in the energy systems


Antonio Nodari , CEO, Poyry

Private players and finance sector

Modesto Gabrieli Francescato , Strategy and Development, Terna

Matteo Codazzi , CEO, Cesi

Georgios Pergamalis , Head, Business Development - Africa & Middle East, Enel Green Power

Olivero Jody , Business Developer & Project Manager - ESTERO - ‎Asja Ambiente Italia

Session 4: I RE investment impact on Local Development

Capacity Building, Institutional Empowerment and Cooperation

Emanuela Colombo, Politecnico di Milano, UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development

Professor Crispus Kiamba, Professor, University of Nairobi

Dr. Thembakazi Mali, Senior Manager, Clean Energy Solutions at SANEDI

Session 6: Closing remarks

RES4Africa. The way forward

Roberto Vigotti , Secretary General, RES4MED

David Otieno, Head of Secretariat, African EU Energy Partnership – AEEP


Why RES4AFRICA Project

RES4MED Survey

Press release

Press review