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12:00 - 13:00

AL Qahira


13:00 - 13:30

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. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Jordan
• Ambassador Hisham Badr, Assistant Minister for Strategic Partnerships, and Initiatives, and the National Coordinator for the National Initiative for Smart Green Projects, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development

13:30- 13:45

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Group photo

13:45 - 14:00

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Cooperation framework signing ceremony

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

14:00 – 14:30

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Exhibition opening

14:30 - 15:30

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Coffee break

15:30 - 17:30

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.

• Eng. Jamila Matar, Director, Energy Department, League of Arab States
• Dr. Jauad El Kharraz, Executive Director, RCREEE
• Eng. Radia Sedaoui, Chief energy, UN-ESCWA


Cooperation framework signing ceremony

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

09:00 - 09:30

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09:30 - 10:30

Electricity network

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

•Dr. Mohamed Farahat, Senior Advisory Engineer, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
• Dr. Yasser Al Turki, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy for Electricity, KSA (tbc)
• Dr. Nasser Al-Shahrani, Chief Operations Officer at GCC Interconnection Authority
• Dr. Nadjib Dandachi, Executive committe member / RCREEE

10:30 - 11:30

Innovation and its role in Advancing Energy Sector

Moderator: Dr. Abderrahmane Belhout, First Secretary at 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 Bahr, Guidehouse, Innovation for an energy efficiency
• Eng. Saeed Balhaddad, General Manager & Commercial Director, Gulf Renewable Energy

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 12:15

Toward Sustainable Energy in MENA Region

• Jauad El Kharraz, Executive Director of RCREEE

12:15 - 13:15

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)
• Marwa Mahmoud, Manager of Decarbonisation Strategies and Climate Risks, KPMG Netherlands
• Ahmed El Beltagui, Programme Manager at European Commission, Egypt

13:15 – 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
• Mohamed Abdelhameed, Managing Director, Development Finance Advisers (DFA)
• Edoardo Pandolfi, meetMED Project
• 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, RCREEE

• Ahmad Mehina, First Secretary, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt
• Samir Rachidi, Director General, IRESEN
• Joseph Al Asad, Senior Advisor, LAS (online)
• Atef Merzouk, Senior Consultant, 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: Jauad El Kharraz, RCREEE

• Shahira Wahbi, Director of Housing, Water Resources & DRR @ LAS
• Ayman Ayad, Water and utilities Programme Manager, European Union Delegation, Egypt
• Roula Majdalani, Senior Officer ICARDA, (online)
• 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

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09:30 - 10:30

Panel 5

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

Moderator: Maha Mostafa, RCREEE

• Mohamad Moussa Omran, Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI)
• Charles Diarra, Programme Officer ECREEE
• Paolo Cutrone, Programme Manager, RES4AFRICA, Italy
• Khaled El Askari, Principal Energy officer, EGFO/ONEC, AfDB
• Gihan Attia, Programme Officer, UNIDO

10:30 - 11:30

Panel 6

E-mobility in the Arab region: Challenges and perspectives

Moderator: Mohamed Sherwali, RCREEE

• Amany El Azzam, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Jordan
• Sherif Zohair, Head of Central Department for Electricity Market, Egypt ERA
• Ashraf Abdelfattah, Managing Director, Misr Helwan for Import & Export, Egypt
• Ahmed Radwan - BD Manager - Sha7en
• Nour Mohamed El Sabagh - BD Manager - HUAWEI Digital Power Egypt

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 - 13:50

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
• Ali Habib, Energy Expert

13:50 - 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

• Mohamed Meatemed Eissawy, Assistant Minister for Planning, Investment & Institutional Support, Egypt.
• 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

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