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Energy Week 2002

Can The Private Sector Deliver Energy For The Poor?


World Bank Participants List  | External Participants List | Agenda & Presentations


The Energy Forum took place on June 4 and 5, 2002, in the “H” Building Auditorium of the World Bank Headquarters.


Focusing on the rapidly changing context of international development, the Forum focused on two pressing and challenging themes:


  • The Role of Energy in Poverty Alleviation – including innovative experiences and mechanisms which either in the framework of competitive markets or through combined and well coordinated approaches between Governments and Private Sector could reduce poverty and improve human conditions; and,
  • How to Finance the Energy Sector – either at country or community levels.  Including the identification of market structures attractive for the private sector, and the sharing of risks between different partners and finally the role that the World Bank Group could play to facilitate the financing of energy activities in today’s markets.



The objectives of the Forum were three-fold:


  • To raise awareness among staff and our clients and disseminate up-to-date knowledge on important issues concerning the Bank’s energy strategy, as well as the importance of energy to the Bank’s core mission of poverty reduction;
  • To hear from leading experts in a variety of horizons on topics related to the key themes of the event; and,
  • To provide an opportunity for our partners, clients, and energy professionals worldwide to network and discuss issues related to innovative approaches to energy development and investment

Agenda and Presentations

Opening Remarks:
Mr. Jamal Saghir, Director, Energy & Water Department
Chair, Energy & Mining Sector Board


Welcoming Remarks:
Ms. Nemat Shafik, VP, Private Sector & Infrastructure


Key Note Address:

Mr. Alejandro Jadresci, Former Minister of Energy, Chile


Implementing the World Bank Group's Energy Business Renewal Strategy,  Mr. Jamal Saghir, Director, EWD, World Bank.


Energy and Poverty: World Energy Outlook - 2002, Mr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency/OECD.





Session 1.1: Energy and Poverty

Moderator: Dominique Lallement, Program Manager, ESMAP.
Panelists: Frannie Leautier, John Roome, Henry Peskin, Doug Barnes, Abeeku Brew-Hammond, Satu Kahkonen.


Presentation of Millennium Development Goals, John Roome (AFTQK, World Bank).

Comments by Frannie Leautier, Vice President (World Bank Institute).

What Can Energy do for the Poor?, Abeeku Brew-Hammond (KITE).


Electricity and the Poor, Henry Peskin (Edgeval Assoc.) and Doug Barnes (SASEI, World Bank).


Energy and Enterprise Growth: Evidence from Uganda, Satu Kahkonen (AFTP2, World Bank).


Session 1.2: Innovative Experiences

Moderator: Susan Goldmark, Sector Manager, Energy Cluster, LAC.
Panelists: Arun Sanghvi, Daniel Waddle, Clive Harris, Vivien Foster, Alan Townsend.


Multi-Sector Linkages and How to Measure the Impact of Better Access on Poverty, Arun Sanghvi (AFTEG, World Bank).


Innovative Approaches to Service Expansion: The Guatemala PER, Clive Harris (PSAPP, World Bank).


Case Study: Innovative Use of Subsidies, Daniel Waddle (NRECA).


Measuring the Poverty Impact of Access to Utilities, Vivien Foster (LCSFP, World Bank).


Competition-Based Subsidy Award Mechanisms, Alan Townsend (PSAPP).


Session 1.3: How the Government Can Help

Moderator: Mark Tomlinson, Country Director, Nigeria.
Panelists: Jeni Klugman, Daniel Waddle/M.A. Samad, Anil Malhotra, Enrique Crousillat, Francoise Clottes, Harold Wackman.


Introduction to PRSPs, Francoise Clottes (MNSIF, World Bank).


Role of the Government in Rural Electrification: Successful Experiences in Bangladesh, Daniel Waddle/M.A. Samad (NRECA), Anil Malhotra and Enrique Crousillat (EASEG, World Bank).


Rural Energy and Vietnam's Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy, Anil Malhotra (World Bank).


Session 1.4: Human Impact – Innovative Options & Mechanisms

Moderator: Ananda Covindassamy, Sector Manager, Africa Energy Unit.
Panelists: Mark Blackden, Koffi Ekouevi, Venkata Ramana, Jean-Louis Bal.


Too Much Work and Too Little Time: Gender Dimensions of Transport, Water, and Energy, Mark Blackden (AFTPM, World Bank).   en français.


Biomass Management and Innovative Mechanisms, Koffi Ekouevi (AFTEG, World Bank).


Winrock Experiences, "Energy for Productive Applications: Enhancing Human Impact," Venkata Ramana (Winrock International).


Sustainable Development in Rural Areas: Energy Services and Population Needs, Jean-Louis Bal (ADEME).


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SESSION 2.1: Private Power Investors - Findings & Insights

Moderator: Neil Roger, Adviser, PSA.
Panelists: Ranjit Lamech, Jean Jaujay, Arun Sen, Christian Wright, Mark Takahashi, Robert Kartheiser.


Introductory Presentation: Findings from a Survey of Private Power Investors in Developing Countries, Ranjit Lamech (EWDEN, World Bank).


Investor Experiences in Africa, Jean Jaujay (EdF).


SESSION 2.2: Which Market Structure?


Moderator: James Barker (Barker, Dunn and Rossi, Inc.).
Panelists: Thorsten Schwarz, David Keith, Vladislav Vucetic, Ananda Covindassamy, Jaime Millan, Dean Monroe, Amit Kapur.


Introduction on Key Issues, Ananda Covindassamy (AFTEG, World Bank).


Market Structure: Lessons Learned From Latin America, Jaime Millan (Inter-American Development Bank) and Vladislav Vucetic (ECSIE, World Bank).


Lessons Learned from Deregulation in Developing Countries Petroleum Products: "Is the Washington Consensus Losing Traction?," Dean Monroe (Exxon Mobil).


Multi-utilities: experience/overview, Thorsten Schwarz (RWE).


Legal and Regulatory Impediments for Successful Privatization in any Market Structure, Amit Kapur (J. Sagar Ass.).


Implications of Governments' Policy Objectives on Market Structure, David Keith (PA Consulting Group).


SESSION 2.3: How Is the Market Risk Evolving?


Moderator: Michel Wormser, Director, Project Finance and Guarantees.
Panelists: Jacob Worenklein, Dan Bond, William Chew, Rolf Musielak.


Commercial Lenders' Point of View, Jacob Worenklein (Societe Generale).


General Trends in Capital Market Regarding Project Finance and Recent Developments, Dan Bond (Ambac).


Interest of the Private Sector for Emerging Countries, New Structuring Challenges and Role of Multilateral Agencies in this Difficult Context, William Chew (Standard & Poors).


What the WBG Could do to Support Investments in Developing Countries in the Present Climate, Rolf Musielak (Siemens).


Session 2.4: World Bank Group Instruments. What can the WBG Offer?


Moderator: Francisco Tourreilles, Director, IFC.
Panelists: Saud Siddique, Denis Clarke, Michel Wormser, Philippe Valahu, Eme Essien, Suman Babbar.


Catalyzing Private Finance in the Energy Sector: The Role of the World Bank in Mitigating Risk,
Michel Wormser, (PFG, World Bank).


Overview of MIGA Products, Philippe Valahu (MIGA).


Gas Sector: Case of: Chad-Cameroon Pipeline, Eme Essien (IFC).


Power Sector: Case Studies, Denis Clarke (IFC).


Rural Energy, Saud Siddique (IFC).


Environmental and Social Issues: Case Study: Chad-Cameroon Pipeline, Eme Essien (IFC).


CLOSING ADDRESS: Ananda Covindassamy, Sector Manager, AFTEG.


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