Renewables

Online Training Seminar: "Water, Energy and Food in The City Of The Future (Smart Cities): The Role of Technology Innovation and Smart Technologies"

Moderators:  

Dr. Nisreen LahhamRegional Project Manager at International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Cairo Office, Egypt
Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Clean Energy Key Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Speakers:

  • Dr. Najib DandachiFounder & CEO, Al Usul Limited, UAE 
  • Dr. Ali KarnibSenior Water Expert and Professor of Engineering at the Lebanese University, Lebanon
  • Dr. Maha Al-Zu'biResearcher – Agricultural Water Solutions, International Water Management Institute-MENA, Amman, Jordan
  • Dr. Nikos DimitriouSenior Research Associate, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos" Athens, Greece

Online Training Seminar: "The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach for Rural Development: the Role of Small-Scale Renewable Energy Technologies and Gender Empowerment"

Moderators:

Ms. Radia Sedaoui, Chief of the Energy Section at UN ESCWA, Lebanon
Dr. Jauad El Kharraz, Head of Research, (MEDRC), Oman  

Speakers: 

  • Ms. Roula Majdalani, Lead Cluster at Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability,  ESCWA

  • Ms. Katrin Aidnell, Regional Programme Manager environment, climate change, water, renewable energy and food security, Embassy of Sweden 

  • Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Clean Energy Key Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network 

  • Dr. Syham Bentouati, Managing Director, NAFAS International LLC, Oman

  • Mr. Khaled Bedoui, Water and Renewable Energy Expert, Tunisia

  • Ms. Jessica Obeid, Associate at Chatham House’s energy, environment and resources department and Renewable energy and power Expert, Lebanon 

  • Dr. Iyad Muslih, Renewable and Energy Effeciency Expert, Jordan 

Online Training Seminar: "Governance, Regulations and Integrated Approaches including Financial Mechanisms"

Moderators: Dr. Jauad El KharrazHead of Research, Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC)
                      Dr. Hammou LaamraniSenior Expert - League of Arab States, Cairo, Egypt 

Speakers:

Dr. Hammou LaamraniSenior Expert - League of Arab States, Cairo, Egypt 
Mr. Ziad KhayatEconomic Affairs Officer, Water Resources Section, Sustainable Development Policies Division (SDPD), UN-ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon
Dr. Amgad ElmahdiDirector of MENA Region, IWMI, Cairo, Egypt 
Ms. Tessa TerpstraMENA Regional Envoy for Water and Energy Security, Counsellor, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
Dr. Bassel DaherAssistant Research Scientist, Texas A&M Energy Institute, Texas A&M University, USA

Online Training Seminar: "Technology Options for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus"

Welcome remarks

Mr Frank WoutersDirector, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
Mr. Khalid Mohammed Badri, Director of the Environmental Center for Arab Towns
Dr. Mohamed Al RashidiDirector of Electricity & Water Department and Acting Director of Energy at The Gulf Cooperation Council - General Secretariat
Ms. Roula MajdalaniCluster Leader, Climate Change and Natural Resources Sustainability Cluster, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Dr. Jauad El KharrazHead of Research, Middle East Desalination Research Center, Oman

Moderators: 

Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Key Expert, Clean Energy, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
Marco Pastori, PhDExternal consultant at European Commission, DG JRC - Directorate D – Sustainable Resources
Omar SaifRegional Advisor on Water-Energy-Food Nexus (Gulf Region), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speakers: 

Dr. Guillermo ZaragozaSenior Researcher, CIEMAT, Plataforma Solar de Almería, Spain
Ms. Rocio Gonzalez SanchezScientific Officer, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Energy, Transport and Climate - Energy efficiency and Renewables Unit, Italy
Dr. Radia SedaouiChief of the Energy Section at UN ESCWA, Lebanon
Marco Pastori, PhDExternal consultant at European Commission, DG JRC - Directorate D – Sustainable Resources
Mr. Walid KhouryWater Strategist, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Thameur ChaibiDirector of Research, National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water, and Forestry (INRGREF). Ariana, Tunisia

Webinar "Socio-Economic Benefits of Renewables Energies in the Context of Energy Transitions"

Introduction: Alice Corovessi,  EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network 

Moderators: 

Dr. Mustapha TaoumiClean Energy Key Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
Dr. Maged K. MahmoudActing Executive Director, Lead RE Expert, RCREEE 

Speakers: 

Mr. Arslan KhalidIndependent Consultant, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Dr. Ulrike LehrThe Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS), Germany
Eng. Sara Ibrahim Elhag, Head of Unit|SE Projects’ Implementation & Private Investment Promotion, RCREEE
Mr. Fethi HanchiDirector General of ANME, Tunisia
Dr. Osamah AlsayeghExecutive Director, Energy & Building Research Center, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Mr. Ridah Sabouni, Managing Director, MENA, Energetics

 

Webinar "The Water-Energy- Food (WEF) Nexus in the context of Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Challenges and Initiatives"

Moderator: Dr. Mustapha TaoumiClean Energy Key Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Radia SedaouiChief of the Energy Section at Climate Change and Natural resource Sustainability, UN ESCWA, Lebanon 
  • Dr. Hammou LaamraniSenior Expert - League of Arab States, Cairo, Egypt 
  • Dr. Jauad El KharrazHead of Research, Middle East Desalination Research Center, Oman
  • Al Motaz Abadi, Almotaz Abadi, Managing Director Water, UfM Secretariat, Spain 
  • Omar SaifRegional Advisor on Water-Energy-Food Nexus (Gulf Region), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

CSP and Desalination

Presentations will be delivered by: 

Moderator: Frank Wouters, Director, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network.

Dr. Marcelino Sánchez, Director of the Solar Thermal Energy Department, CENER
“Opportunities and challenges for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) + Desalination deployment”

Dr Mansour Ahmad, Associate Research Scientist in the Water Research Center, KISR
Desalination technologies and their challenges in GCC countries the KISR vision”

Scaling Up RES Integration of Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid

Moderator: Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Energy Technology Key Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Speakers:

  • Dr. Florian Klumpp, Industry Collaboration Specialist, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • Dr. Najib Dandachi, CEO, Al Usul Ltd, Senior Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • Dr. Imran Syed, Head, Industrial power & Energy storage, Enerwhere DMCC, MESIA representative
  • Nick Carter, Electricity Interconnections Convener, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Online event "Energy transitions in the EU and the GCC: Challenges and opportunities"

Moderators:

Frank WoutersDirector, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Energy Technology Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Speakers

  • Mr. Erik SomelarInternational Policy Officer, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Mr. Arslan KhalidIndependent Consultant, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Dr. Fahad AlsokhiryAssistant Professor, King Abdulaziz University, KSA
  • Mrs. Martine MamloukENGIE, SG of MESIA
  • Mrs. Mhairi Main GarciaPartner at Dentons and CEBC Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Florian Klumpp, Industry Collaboration Specialist, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Webinar "Scaling-Up Solar PV Roof Top - Part II"

Moderator:
Dr. Mustapha Taoumi
, Energy Technology Key Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Speakers:

Laurent Longuet, CEO, SirajPower
Francisco Boshell, Analyst Renewable Energy Technology, Standards and Markets, IRENA
Dr. Hanan Albuflasa, Assistant Professor of Renewable Energy, Head of Department of Physics, University of Bahrain
Dariusz K. Kolasinski, CEO, Gulf Renewable Energy Environment & Nature (“GREEN”) Co. Ltd

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