International Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) Workshop


A current programme for the 2 day LCEDN conference on 'Transitions to low carbon energy systems: which pathways to energy access for all?' is currently available and can be viewed below or downloaded: LCEDN Programme [PDF 270.95KB]

Day 1: Monday, 10th September 2012  

09:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 11:00

Introduction and keynote

Chair: Gordon MacKerron (Director of SPRU, University of Sussex, UK)

Welcome comments from Gordon MacKerron, Nafees Meah (Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK) and Ed Brown (University of Loughborough, UK)

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Urama (African Technology Policy Studies Network, Kenya)

11:00-11:30  Break
11:30 - 13:00

Session 1

The development benefits of low-carbon energy access: What is the evidence?

Chair: Matthew Lockwood (Institute of Development Studies, UK)

Speakers: Teo Sanchez (Practical Action, UK), Andrew Scott (Overseas Development Institute, UK)

13:00 -14:00 Lunch
14:00- 15:30

Session 2

Transformative energy pathways: the political economy of low carbon energy access

Chair: David Ockwell (Sussex Energy Group, University of Sussex, UK)

Speakers: Andy Stirling (SPRU and STEPS Centre, University of Sussex, UK), Linus Mofor (International Renewable Energy Agency, Germany), Peter Newell (Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex, UK)

15:30-16:00 Break

Workshop 1

Group consultations on the evidence and the challenges

Chair: Ed Brown


Drinks reception hosted by the STEPS Centre and poster competition sponsored by the Midlands Energy Graduate School

19:00   Conference Dinner 

Day 2: Tuesday, 11th September 2012   

09:00 - 10:30

Session 3

Low carbon energy technology transfer, development and poverty reduction

Chair: Alison Doig (Christian Aid, UK)


Heleen de Coninck (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands), Ambuj Sagar (Indian Institute of Technology, India), Ana Pueyo (Institute of Development Studies, UK)

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:30

Session 4

Financing sustainable energy for all: what works, and what needs to change?

Chair: Mafalda Duarte (African Development Bank, Tunisia)

Speakers: Neil Jeffery (Renewable World, UK), Shiva Susarla (Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore), Smita Nakhooda (Overseas Development Institute, UK)

12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00

Workshop 2

Group discussion identifying follow-on workshops, partnerships and research priorities 

Chair: Nafees Meah

15:00 - 15:30 Break 
15:30 - 16:30

Round up and closing  

Chair: Jim Watson (Director of the Sussex Energy Group, SPRU, University of Sussex, UK)