Renewables

Webinar "The Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in the GCC and EU regions Challenges and Opportunities"

  • Mr. Frank Wouters, Director, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • Dr. Mohammed Al Rashidi, Director of Electricity & Water Department and Acting Director of Energy at The Gulf Cooperation Council – Secretariat General
  • Patrick Illing, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs, EU Delegation in Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Key Expert, Clean Energy, EU GCC CETN

Speakers:

  • Prof. Waleed Khalil Al-Zubari, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
  • Dr. Faycal Bouraoui, Scientific Officer, Joint Research Center of the European Commission, ISPRA
  • Prof. Mushtaque Ahmed, Faculty Member, Sultan Qaboos University, Department of Soils, Water & Agricultural Engineering
  • Dr. Nikos Dimitriou, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Greece
  • Omar Saif, Regional Advisor on Water-Energy-Food Nexus (Gulf Region), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Abu Dhabi, UAE

EU Hydrogen Online Forum in the UAE: Hydrogen, the Energy Carrier of the Future

Welcome H.E. Andrea Matteo Fontana, Ambassador of the European Union to the United Arab

Moderators: 
Noe van Hulst, Chair Elect, IPHE​
Frank Wouters, EU GCC Clean energy Technology Network

Speakers

  • H.E. Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
  • H.E. Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister for Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates 
  • Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA
  • Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe
  • Antonio Lopez-Nicolas, European Commission, DG ENER, Deputy Head of the Renewable Energy Unit 
  • Robin Mills, CEO, Qamar Energy
  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
  • Florian Klumpp, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network - FICHTNER
  • Christophe Comte, ENGIE
  • Gabriel de LastoursRegional Head of Energy in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, EBRD

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

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