Monday, November 6

08:30 - 09:30Door opening and registration of participants
09:30 - 10:30

Ceremonia de apertura de AFRICAGUA 2017 y bienvenida del país invitado: SENEGAL

  • Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Fuerteventura: Mr. Antonio Rodríguez Marichal, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Fuerteventura
  • Casa África: Mr. Luis Padrón López, General Director
  • City Hall of Puerto del Rosario: Sa. Nicolás Gutiérrez Oramas, Mayor of Puerto del Rosario
  • Ambassador of Senegal in Spain: Hon. Mr. General Mamadou Sow
  • Government of the Canary Islands: Excma. Mrs. Soledad Monzón, Minister of Education and Universities
  • Island Council of Fuerteventura: Hon. Mr. Marcial Morales Martín, President of the Cabildo Insular de Fuerteventura
10:30 - 11:30

Multilateral Programs for Water and Renewable Energy Projects

  • ICEX- Foreign Trade Institute: Mariano Muñoz Carpena, Directorate of Initiation, Implementation and Business Cooperation
  • World Bank: Eric Lancelot, Responsible for Infrastructure and Sustainable Development in Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau
  • Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program - RECP (Brussels): Alexander Huppertz, Project Coordinator
11:30 - 12:00Coffee Break
12:00 - 13:00

Private Funding and Public-Private Partnerships for Financing Renewable Energy and Water Treatment Projects

  • Quadia Investments (Switzerland): Kostis Tselenis, Head of Investments
  • Infrastructure Projects Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (Togo): Sediko DOUKA, Director. Download the presentation here
  • FCC Aqualia (Spain): Óscar Peláez García, Manager of North Africa and Coordinator of PPP SWRO Mostaganem and PPRO SWRO Cap Djinet desalination projects in Algeria. PPP-funded water projects: the keys to success. Download the presentation here
  • Ecobank - The Pan African Bank (Nigeria): Sunkanmi Olowo, Head of Small and Medium Enterprise, Commercial Banking (TBC) *
13:00 - 14:00Lunch Break - Buffet
14:00 - 14:30


  • The Water Environment Federation (WEF): Barry Liner, Director, Trends in water resource recovery techonologies view from the US. Download the presentation here
14:30 - 15:30

SENEGAL - Guest country

  • Mediator of the Republic of Senegal, Alioune Badara Cisse
  • Agency for Saving and Energy Management of Senegal (AEME): Biram Faye and Mame Coumba Ndiaye
  • National Agency for Renewable Energies of Senegal (ANER): Njiby Ndiaye and Seynabou Diouf
  • Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency of Senegal (ASER): Baba Diallo and Omar Thiam
  • Direction of the Numerical Economy: Seth Sall
  • Emerging Senegal Plan: Hamidou Anne
15:30 - 16:00

Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC) – Experience in water and renewable energies in Africa

  • Canary Islands Institute of Technology- ITC: Gonzalo Piernavieja, Director of the R & D division
  • ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - ECREEE (Cape Verde): Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director
16:00 - 16:30

COP 23, Companies and climate changes

  • Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development (TBC)*
 16:30 – 17:00

New financial instruments for the internationalization of SMEs

  • Center for Industrial Technological Development - CDTI: María José Tomás Sánchez
  • CESCE: Alvaro Portes, Southern Territorial Director: Andalusia, Extremadura and the Canaries. The Management of the Risks derived from the Internationalization Process
  • COFIDES: Raúl Moreno Castro, Cordinator Manager-Directorate for Financing for Development/European Development and Management.
17:00 - 18:00

Success Stories

 17:00 – 17:15: Infinite Fingers GmbH (Germany)

 17:15 – 17:30: Elemental Water Makers (Holand). Download the presentation here

 17:30 – 17:45: Practical Action (UK). Download the presentation here

17:45 – 18:00: ECOS Estudios Ambientales y Oceanografía S.L. (Spain)

20:00 - 22:00Networking dinner


Tuesday, November 7

09:30 - 10:30

Off-the-grid and rural electrification

  • Alliance for Rural Electrification (Brussels): Guilherme Collares Pereira, Vice- President of ARE- Alliance for Rural Electrification (Brussels) and International Relations Director of at EDP - Energias de Portugal SA.
  • Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – ECREEE (Cape Verde): Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director
  • KXN Nigeria Ltd: Anthony Ighodaro, Managing Director of KXN Nigeria Ltd (Nigeria), Chair of the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) and Director of ARE- Alliance for Rural Electrification (Brussels)
  • Enair Canafrica (Spain): Juan Antonio Vila, CEO
  • Engie (France): Irene Calve Saborit, Business Development Manager
09:30 - 10:30

Workshop: RECP - The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme: Business models and Market Opportunities in the energy sector in West Africa

  • The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme – RECP (Brusels): Alexander Hüppertz, RECP project coordinator
11:30 - 12:00Coffee Break
12:00 - 13:00

An Insight into Renewables Situation in Africa

  • Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen): Israa Cherqaoui, Sites Qualification Specialist. Meet Masen experience in The Noor Project
  • Moroccan National Office for Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE): Mohamed KHARIF, Responsible for Potable Water Planification and specialist in Desalination. ONEE experience and perspectives on potable water projects
  • Epsilon Innovation Group Inc ( EEUU): Asmeron Gilau, CEO and principal investigator. Climate Finance Based Project Development and Implementation – Challenges and opportunities for African Countries.
13:00 - 14:00Lunch Break - Buffet
14:00 - 14:30


  • Anthony Ighodaro, Chair of the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA).
14:30 - 15:00


  • Ministry of State for Energy and Industry: Hon. Mr. Florentino Mendes Pereira
15:00 - 15:30


  • National Directorate of Energy, Industry and Commerce: Rito Évora, Director of Energy Services
15:30 - 16:00


  • Agency for the Promotion of Universal Access to Services (APAUS) : Monsieur Sidi Mohamed MAADH, General Director
  • Ministry of Water and Sanitation: Mohamed El Moctar Ould Mohamed, Chief Technical Advisor in charge of Water
 16:00 - 17:30

Success Stories

 16:00 – 16:15: Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) (Ghana)

16:15 – 16:30: Aguas e Energia da Boa Vista

 16:30 – 16:45: Infrastructure Development Company Limited – IDCOL (Bangladesh)

17: 00 – 17:15: Volta (USA)

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