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energy week

1-3 October 2023 | Cairo, Egypt


The Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency RCREEE is organizing the Cairo Sustainable Energy Week CSEW, to discuss, analyse and evaluate the opportunities and challenges facing the member states countries and the region in drawing up and implementing their national sustainable energy policies, while focusing on how to ensure easy and reliable access to energy services for all the segments of the society.

13:30 - 14:00

AL Qahira


14:00 - 15:00

Ministerial session

Master of ceremony

• H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abu El Ghet, Secretary General, League of Arab States
• H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt
• H.E. Dr. Leila Benali, Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Morocco
• H.E. Dr. Nany Ould Chrougha, Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mining, Mauritania

15:00 - 15:30

AL Qahira

Group photo and exhibition opening

15:30 - 17:00

High Level Political Dialogue on the Energy Transition in the Arab region

Moderator: Dr.Mohammed El Khayat, Executive Chairman, New and Renewable Energy Authority, NREA -Egypt.

• VIP from Ministry of Energy, KSA (tbc)
• Ambassador Hisham Badr, Assistant Minister for Strategic Partnerships, Excellence, and Initiatives, and the National Coordinator for the National Initiative for Smart Green Projects, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development
• Eng. Jamila Matar, Director, Energy Department, League of Arab States
• Dr. Jauad El Kharraz, Executive Director, RCREEE
• Eng. Radia Sedaoui, Chief energy, UN-ESCWA
• Dr. Giorgio Graditi, President of MEDENER

17:00 – 17:30

AL Qahira

Cooperation framework signing ceremony

• The Energy Department- League of Arab States, Arab Union of Electricity and Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

• The Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and HUAWEI Digital Power

09:00 - 09:30

Al Qahira


09:30 - 10:30

Electricity network

Moderator: Eng. Jamila Matar Director, Energy Department, League of Arab States

• Eng. Sabah Mashaly, Chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transfer Company, MED-TSO
• Dr. Yasser Al Turki, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy for Electricity, KSA (tbc)
• Dr. Mohamed Zakaria Kamh, World Bank
• Dr. Nasser Al-Shahrani, Chief Operations Officer at GCC Interconnection Authority

10:30 - 11:30

Innovation and its role in Advancing Energy Sector

Moderator: Dr. Joseph Al Assad, Advisor, Energy Department, League of Arab States

• Eng. Radia Sedaoui, Chief energy, UN-ESCWA (Tbc) Block chain in the Arab region
• Dr. Yosra Assaker, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank, E-mobility
• Eng. Riadh Bhar, Guidehouse, Innovation for an energy efficiency
• Eng. Saeed Balhaddad, General Manager & Commercial Director, Gulf Renewable Energy

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 12:30

Toward Sustainable Energy in MENA Region

• Jauad El Kharraz, Executive Director of RCREEE

12:30 - 13:30

Panel 1

International cooperation and energy diplomacy, to accelerate a global, just, and inclusive energy transition in MENA region.

Moderator: Nadia Chioukh

• Jamila Matar, Energy Department Director, League of Arab States (LAS)
• Chantal Colle, Interim Director, Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI)
• Dawei Wang, Senior Manager, West Asia-North Africa Office, GEIDCO
• Jorge Mario Arango Diaz, Sector Coordinator, German Development Cooperation (GIZ)

13:30 – 15:00

Lunch break

15:00 - 16:00

Panel 2 (in partnership with meetMED Project)

Financing sustainable energy, scaling up investment flows and catalysing development

Moderator: Roberta Boniotti, MEDENER

• Amany El Azzam, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Jordan
• Ahmed Badr, Director of Project Facilitation and Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), UAE
• Edoardo Pandolfi, meetMED Project
• Mohamed Bayoumi, Environment Team Leader, UNDP
• Maged Mahmoud, Technical Director, RCREEE

16:00 - 17:00

Panel 3

Enabling Power-to-X economy, potential and readiness in the MENA region

Moderator: Khalid Salmi

• Ahmad Mehina, First Secretary, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt
• Joseph Al Asad, Senior Advisor, LAS
• Samir Rachidi, Director General, IRESEN
• HUAWEI Digital Power Egypt
• Ali Zerouali, Chief Development Officer, CDP MEA for HIF Global

17:00 – 18:00

Panel 4

Addressing Water-Energy-Food Nexus, a key driver for sustainable development in the Arab region

Moderator: Roula Majdalani, ICARDA

• Shahira Wahbi, Deputy Director, League of Arab States
• Ayman Ayad, Water and utilities Programme Manager, European Union Delegation, Egypt
• Ghada Amin, Regional Technical Advisor, GIZ
• Ali Rhouma, PRIMA Senior officer, Spain (online)
• Khalid Abu Zeid, Senior Water Resources Director, CEDARE


Coffee Break – Visiting exhibition

09:00 - 09:30

AL Qahira


09:30 - 10:30

Panel 5

Access to clean energy in Africa: What needs to be done?

Moderator: Maged Mahmoud, RCREEE

• Mohamad Moussa Omran, Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI)
• Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General, RES4AFRICA, Italy
• Khaled El Askari, Principal Energy officer, EGFO/ONEC, AfDB
• Gihan Attia, Programme Officer, UNIDO
• Ali Zerouali, Vice-President African Commission, CGEM, Morocco

10:30 - 11:30

Panel 6

E-mobility in the Arab region: Challenges and perspectives

Moderator: Mohamed Sherouali, RCREEE

• Amany El Azzam, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Jordan
• Jane Akumu, Head of Transport Unit, UNEP (online) • Ashraf Abdelfattah, Misr Helwan, Egypt
• Joey Dengyunje, CEO HUAWEI Digital Power Egypt
• Sherif Zohair, Head of Central Department for Electricity Market, Egypt ERA

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:00

Panel 7

COP28: The global stocktake, could it be an acceleration exercise?

Moderator: Ahmed Abdelrasoul, RCREEE

• Mahmoud Fathallah, Director, Department of Environmental, Meteorological Affairs, LAS
• Radia Sedaoui, Chief of Energy Section, UN-ESCWA
• Samir Tantawi, Member of the Task Force Bureau on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), Egypt
• Hisham Eissa, Climate Change Director, DCarbon, Egypt

13:00 - 13:30

Panel 8

Launching the Arab Future Energy Index AFEX 2023 Edition in partnership with UNDP

Moderator: Maged Mahmoud, RCREEE

• Jauad El Kharraz, Executive Director, RCREEE
• Kishan Khoday, Regional Team Leader, Nature Climate and Energy, UNDP
• Akram Al Mohammadi, Sustainable Energy Expert, RCREEE

13:30 - 15:00

Lunch Break

15:00 - 16:30

Startups in CSEW
Panel 9

The start-ups and innovation, how to harness the power of innovative start-ups in the Arab region?

Moderator: Nadia Elmasry, RCREEE

• Kareem Hassan, Executive Director, Technology Center for Development, UN-ESCWA
• Maysoun Ali, Head of Sustainability E&S Systems, CIB
• Nariman Elgendy, Amideast-Boieng STEM for sustainability
• Amr Elawamry, Executive Director, Benha Biotechnology Incubator (BBI)
• The Startups in CSEW

16:30 - 17:30

Closing remarks

17:30 - 18:00

Coffee Break


Mohammed Mostafa El-Khayat

Executive Chairman, NREA, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy

Jauad El Kharraz

Executive Director of RCREEE

Roula Majdalani

Climate Change Advisor, ICARDA

Chantal Colle

Interim Director, Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI)

Gihan Bayoumi Attia

UNIDO Programme Officer

Radia Sedaoui

Chief of Energy Section, UN ESCWA

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The League of Arabe States

The League of Arab States (LAS) is the intergovernmental pan-Arab organisation of all Arab states, established in Cairo on March 22, 1945, following the adoption of the Alexandria Protocol in 1944. It gathers 22 Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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