International Conference on Biofuel Sustainability Schemes

An African Perspective




Date and Time: 16-19 June 2008
Location: Arusha, Tanzania

The objectives of the conference are (1) to assess the energy production potentials in African countries and the market possibilities for small and large scale producers (2) to ensure that a strong African perspective is encouraged to emerge in the global arena of energy, climate change and bioenergy policy making (3) to engage the policy and decision makers of African countries in the sustainable bioenergy (4) to promote capacity building and South-South cooperation for a sustainable production of energy crops (5) to assist African countries in the development of strong regional and national policies on the sustainable development of bioenergy resources for indigenous and export markets (6) to highlight ways of developing food AND fuel and avoiding the food versus fuel conflict and (7) to review progress of COMPETE Work Package 3 on Sustainability Analysis of Alternative Land Use and to help ensure that it provides the practical tools so urgently required by African policy makers, industry and investors.



Monday, 16. June 2008


  Session 1:
Bioenergy policy developments in Africa presentations by leading African policy-makers.
9:00 - 9.30 Opening speech: Hon. William Mganga Ngeleja, (MP)

Minister for Energy and Minerals Tanzania
Mr Estomih Sawe 'COMPETE in action' (Tatedo)

9.30 - 9.50 H.E Mr. Jaime Himede, Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy, Mozambique
9.50 – 10.10 Mr Oscar Kalumiana, Director Department Of Energy Zambia
10.10 - 10.30 Eng Syden Rwebangila, Ministry of Energy and Minerals Tanzania
10.30 - 10.50 Questions, answers and discussion
10.50 - 11.10 Coffee break
  Session 2:
Sustainable development pathways for bioenergy production.
11.10 - 11.30 Ms Martina Otto, UNEP and RSB
11.30 - 11.50 Dr Uwe Fritsche; Öko Institute (Germany)
11.50 - 12.10 Prof N.H. Ravindrinath, CST, IISc, Bangalore (India)
12.10 - 12.30 Ms Anna Lerner; PROBEC (Mozambique)
12.30 - 12.50 Questions, answers and discussion
12.50 - 14.00 Lunch
  Session 3:
Resources, opportunities and impacts for bioenergy development.
14.00 - 14.20 Dr Andre Faaij, Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University
14.20 - 14.40 Ms Faith Odongo, Senior Renewable Energy Officer, Ministry of
Energy Kenya
14.40 - 15.00 Prof Arnaldo da Silva Walter, UNICAMP( Brazil)
15.00 - 15.20 Mr Rommert Schram, FAO (Tanzania)
15.20 - 15.40 Questions, answers and discussion
15.40 - 16.00 Tea
  Session 4:
Investment, regulation and good practice reward.
16.00 - 16.20 Mamadou Dianka, UEMOA BERP Coordinator
16.20 - 16.40 Mr Per Carstedt, SEKAB
16.40 - 17.00 Mr Cameron Rennie, Global Policy Manager BP Biofuels
17.00 - 17.20 Dr Hamimu Hongo, FELISA Company Limited
17.20 - 17.40 Questions, answers and discussion



Tuesday, 17. June 2008


  Roundtable 1:
Policy strategies to enhance the bioenergy potential in Africa (including integration with food and materials production)
9.00-10.00 Chair: Prof Francis Yamba
Secretary: Rainer Janssen
H.E Mr. Jaime Himede, Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy
Mr Oscar Kalumiana, Director Department Of Energy Zambia
Mr. Mamadou Dianka, UEMOA.
Eng Styden Rwebangila, Ministry of Energy and Minerals Tanzania
  Roundtable 2:
Sustainability tools and means to assure, monitor and reward sustainable bioenergy production in Africa
10.00-11.00 Chair Jeremy Woods
Secretary Rocio Diaz
Ms Faith Odongo, Senior Renewable Energy Officer, Ministry of Energy,
Mr Turyahabwe Elsam, Director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy
and Mines, Uganda
Ms Martina Otto, UNEP and RSB
Ms Janske van Eijck, Diligent Tanzania Ltd
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-11.50 Conclusions Roundtable 1 and 2
11.50-12.20 Closing session
Prof Francis Yamba
Dr Jeremy Woods, Porter Alliance
12.20-13.30 Lunch
  Field Trip
13.30-16.30 Field trip organised by TATEDO Leguruki village.

Wednesday, 18. June 2008


  Internal COMPETE Work Package 3 Meeting
9:00 - 10.00 Welcome and summary of recent developments (R. Janssen)
10.00 - 10.20 WP3 Overview of Sustainability Analysis
Rocio Diaz-Chavez, Imperial Colege
10.20 - 10.40 Bioenergy and adaptation to climate change: Increased
vulnerability or increased adaptive capacity for poor people?

Kirsten Ulsrud, University of Oslo
10.40 - 11.00 EU Sustainability criteria. Parliament Briefing Paper.
Francis Johnson. SEI
11.00 - 11.20 Coffee Break
11.20 - 11.40 Bioenergy systems for rural livelihoods in semi-arid Shinyanga
- A Cost/benefit analysis.

Veronika Dornburg. Copernicus Institute Utrecth University.
11.40 - 12.00 Twin: experiences with smallholders and certification schemes
Marc Montsarrat TWIN
12.00 - 12.20 Diligent
Janske van Eijck Diligent Tanzania
12.20 - 12.40 Overall discussion Links between outcomes of conference and WP3
tasks and deliverables
12.40 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 13.45 Introduction to workshop on case studies
13.45 - 15.30 Workshop three case studies: Tanzania, Senegal and Zambia
15.30 - 16.30 Future activities in COMPETE discussion case studies
16.30 - 16.45 Coffee Break
16.45 - 17.45 Summary of activities
17.45 - 18.15 Other issues