Description
      This school combines lectures and hands-on exercises in the use of open source modelling tools integrating climate, land-use, energy and water systems, electricity access and investment issues for model-informed policy formulation towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Geospatial data and software management: Introduction to the Spatial Data Infrastructure.        
     Leading academics and researchers working in the field of model-informed development strategies provide three weeks of intensive training of government officials from countries participating in projects on analysis and modelling capacity development sponsored by UKAID, World Bank Group and other development organizations. Participants perfect their modelling and analysis skills about the operation and extension of their national models, incorporate and test new and evolving policy issues and contribute to the practice of evidence-based policy formulation regarding national sustainable development policies.
    The suite of OpTIMUS modelling tools includes the geospatial electricity access model OnSSET (OnSSET.org), the energy system and investment model OSeMOSYS (OSeMOSYS.org) and CLEWS - the integrated Climate, Land, Energy and Water System model (CLEWS.org).

Topics:

  • Climate variability and change
  • Land use planning and change
  • Energy systems
  • Water resources
  • Socioeconomic scenario modelling
  • Integrated modelling for energy systems
  • Geo-spatial modelling
  • Medium to long term energy investment modelling

Speakers:

  • T. Alfstad, USA, UNDESA
  • C. Rogate, USA, World Bank Group
  • M. Howells, Sweden, KTH
  • D. Konadu, UK, University of Cambridge
  • D. Russo, Germany, IRENA
  • T. Niet, Canada, BCIT
  • E. Pereira Ramos, Sweden, KTH
  • H. Rogner, Austria, OpTIMUS community  and IIASA.
  • A. Shivakumar, UK, OpTIMUS community
  • V. Sridharan, Sweden, KTH
  • U. Gankhuyag, New York, UNDP

Participation in this activity is by invitation only and no general applications can be accepted for this event.
Go to day
  • Monday, 10 June 2019
    • 08:30 - 09:15
      • 08:30 Registration and administration formalities 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lower level )
        REGISTRATION: Upon arrival, Visitors not staying in the ICTP Guest Houses, are kindly requested to complete registration formalities at the Adriatico Guesthouse Lower level from 8.30 till 9.00
        
        TRAVEL UNIT (Only for those Visitors receiving daily living allowance/travel reimbursement)  
        Only after having completed registration formalities, please go to the Travel Unit, EF, Main Entrance, Room T17, ground floor, open two days:  Monday and Friday, 08.30 - 12.00  and 13.30 - 14.30
        Please bring with you: badge/identity card or passport/any travel tickets and boarding passes, if reimbursement due.
    • 09:15 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:15 Welcoming and Opening 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Lecture 1. Introduction and objectives of the training 30'
      • 11:15 Introduction by the participants: short presentation about their background of experiences, the situation of their countries and expectations of their learning outcomes. 45'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Introduction to energy systems modelling 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Installation of MoManI and other questions 1h15'
    • 09:15 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:15 Welcoming and Opening 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Introduction to ICTP and workshop objectives, all tracks combined
      • 09:45 Introduction of participants and trainers 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        Brief presentation (~1-2 min) by all trainers and participants
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Lecture 1. Introduction to geospatial electrification modelling 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        This lecture serves as an introduction to geospatial electrification modelling. It introduces the concepts of energy access, GIS and geospatial modelling efforts.
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Exercise 1. Exploring electrification investment scenarios using the GEP Explorer 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will use the GEP Explorer to examine electrification investment scenarios, and the importance of input levers
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Exercise 1. Exploring electrification investment scenarios using the GEP Explorer 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
    • 18:00 - 20:00 Opening event
  • Tuesday, 11 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Designing a representative Reference Energy System 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Time representation in OSeMOSYS / Hands on session: time representation in OSeMOSYS 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Drawing a Reference Energy System of your Country 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Time representation for your country model 1h15'
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Lecture 2 (Part 1 and 2). Introduction to the theory and application of GIS 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        This lecture serves as an introduction to general GIS concepts and operations
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Exercise 2: Working with Vector data : Data types, format, basic functions 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will get acquainted to working with GIS (using QGIS) in general, and vector data in particular. Focusing on energy-related data.
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Exercise 2: Working with Vector data : Data types, format, basic functions 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Exercise 2: Working with Vector data : Data types, format, basic functions 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Defining energy demands in OSeMOSYS / Hands on session: Defining energy demands in OSeMOSYS 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Representing primary energy supply in OSeMOSYS / Hands on session: Defining primary energy supply in OSeMOSYS 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Defining energy demands for your country model 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Representing primary energy supply in your country model 1h15'
    • 09:00 - 17:05 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Lecture 2 (Part 3). Introduction to the theory and application of GIS 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        This lecture serves as an introduction to general GIS concepts and operations
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Exercise 3: Working with raster data : Data types, format, basic functions 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will get acquainted to working with GIS (using QGIS) in general, and raster data in particular. Focusing on energy-related data.
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Exercise 3: Working with raster data : Data types, format, basic functions 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Lecture 3. Application of GIS in electrification analysis and the GEP Scenario Generator 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        This lecture explains how the GIS data is used to determine the least-cost technology options in the electrification analysis. 
  • Thursday, 13 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Electricity supply system in OSeMOSYS part 1 (Thermal power plants & T&D) 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Hands on session: Defining the electricity supply in OSeMOSYS (part 1) 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Developing your country model 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Lecture 4. Energydata.info, Global Wind Atlas & Global Solar Atlas 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        This lecture serves to introduce three open platforms, containing energy-related geospatial data.
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Exercise 4. Data collection and database development for GIS 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will collect GIS data available online, to be used in their geospatial electrification analysis.
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Exercise 5: Data extraction to CSV 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Exercise 5: Data extraction to CSV 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
  • Friday, 14 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Electricity supply system in OSeMOSYS part 2 (Hydropower and Storage options) / Hands on session: Defining the electricity supply in OSeMOSYS (part 2) 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Electricity supply system in OSeMOSYS part 3 (Wind and solar) / Hands on session: Defining the electricity supply in OSeMOSYS (part 3) 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Developing your country model 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Lecture 5. How the GEP Scenario Generator functions – Introduction to Python and the processes behind GEP Scenario Generator (OnSSET) 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        This lecture introduces the processes and the programming language (Python) behind the electrification tool.
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Exercise 6. How to run an electrification analysis using GEP scenario generator 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants the participants will familiarize themselves with conducting a geospatial electrification analysis using the GEP Scenario Generator – OnSSET. This includes changing input variables, running the model and visualizing results.
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Exercise 6. How to run an electrification analysis using GEP scenario generator 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Exercise 6. How to run an electrification analysis using GEP scenario generator 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
  • Monday, 17 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Emissions representation in OSeMOSYS / Hands on session: Emissions representation in OSeMOSYS 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Implementing capacity reserve in OSeMOSYS / Hands on session: implementing capacity reserve in OSeMOSYS 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Developing your country model 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Lecture 6. Energy modelling, scenario development and sensitivity analysis 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        This lecture explains more theory of modelling activities in general. How scenarios and sensitivity analysis is used and the link between science and policy.
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Exercise 7: Assessing the investment cost required to meet SDG7 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will use the GEP Scenario Generator – OnSSET to run a scenario analysis, and assess the investment cost required to meet SDG7
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Exercise 7: Assessing the investment cost required to meet SDG7 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Exercise 7: Assessing the investment cost required to meet SDG7 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Defining scenarios and implementation in OSeMOSYS/ Hands on session: Defining scenarios and implementation in OSeMOSYS 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Developing your country model 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Lecture 7. Advanced theory of GEP Scenario Generator (OnSSET) 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        This lecture explains in detail how the GEP Scenario Generator – OnSSET functions, the inputs of the tool and the methods that are built in to calculate the LCOE of all technologies.
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Lecture 7. Advanced theory of GEP Scenario Generator (OnSSET) 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will use the knowledge gained from the lectures and exercises to develop a tailored geospatial electrification analysis and presentation for their country.
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will use the knowledge gained from the lectures and exercises to develop a tailored geospatial electrification analysis and presentation for their country.
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Building Elements of Climate, Land-use, Energy and Water strategies (CLEWs) in OSeMOSYS: Introduction to water and land systems 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Building Elements of Climate, Land-use, Energy and Water strategies (CLEWs) in OSeMOSYS: Introduction to water and land systems 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Developing your country model 2h15'
        Speaker: Vijay Modi (Columbia University)
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
        Speaker: Vijay Modi (Columbia University)
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Lecture 8. Communicating electrification model results 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        This lecture covers the basics of how to communicate the results of a geospatial electrification analysis effectively, especially in the area of science-policy interface.
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will use the knowledge gained from the lectures and exercises to develop a tailored geospatial electrification analysis and presentation for their country.
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Lecture 9: An overview of GIS planning for electrification and different modeling tools 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        An overview of GIS planning for electrification and different modeling tools
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Lecture 9: An overview of GIS planning for electrification and different modeling tools 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
  • Thursday, 20 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Developing your country model 2h15'
        Speaker: Nicholas Allen (NRECA)
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
        Speaker: Nicholas Allen (NRECA)
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will use the knowledge gained from the lectures and exercises to develop a tailored geospatial electrification analysis and presentation for their country.
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Lecture 10. NRECA's model for geospatial platform development and electrification analysis 2h15'
        NRECA's model for geospatial platform development and electrification analysis
        Speaker: Nicholas Allen (NRECA)
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Lecture 10. NRECA's model for geospatial platform development and electrification analysis 1h15'
        Speaker: Nicholas Allen (NRECA)
  • Friday, 21 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Wrap-up and next steps 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Developing your country model 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        In this exercise the participants will use the knowledge gained from the lectures and exercises to develop a tailored geospatial electrification analysis and presentation for their country.
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
  • Monday, 24 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Work session: Developing your country model 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Work session: Developing your country model / Preparation of the final PowerPoint presentations 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Work session: Preparation of the final PowerPoint presentations 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Work session: Preparation of the final PowerPoint presentations 1h15'
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Exercise 8: Setting up and exploring electrification scenarios for a country 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 Presentation of country studies 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Presentation of country studies 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Presentation of country studies 2h15'
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Presentation of country studies 1h15'
    • 09:00 - 17:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Presentation of country studies 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
        Participants presentation of their tailored geospatial electrification study. 10 min each.
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Presentation of country studies 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:00 Presentation of country studies 2h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Presentation of country studies 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - InfoLab )
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 13:00 OnSSET Track
      • 09:00 Lecture 10. The REM model 1h15'
        The REM model
        Speaker: Fernando de Cuadra (MIT/Comillas Universal Energy Access Lab)
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Lecture 10. The REM model 1h15'
        Speaker: Fernando de Cuadra (MIT/Comillas Universal Energy Access Lab)
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 09:00 - 13:00 OSeMOSYS track
      • 09:00 To be confirmed / Feedback session and final remarks on the training activities, the OSeMOSYS model and its applications 1h15'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 To be confirmed / Feedback session and final remarks on the training activities, the OSeMOSYS model and its applications 1h15'
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 14:30 - 17:00 The open source interoperable Global Electrification Platform (GEP) Technical and operational partnerships
      TBD
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Lundqvist Lecture Hall
      • 14:30 Focus group 1: Technical advances - interoperability, data and model sharing 1h0'
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Focus group 2: Outreach activities - annual outlooks and country engagement 1h0'
    • 18:30 - 20:00 Drinks and Reception, start of the HLM - wrap up of the Summer School Component
      Adrian Tompkins, Research Scientist, Earth System Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
      
      Chiara Rogate, Energy Specialist, ESMAP World Bank Group
      
      Uyanga Gankhuyag, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
      
      Certificate ceremony
      
      Holger Rogner, Director, the OpTIMUS community
      ● Close of the SD Summer School component
      
      Thomas Alfstad, Adviser for Sustainable Development Strategies, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
      ● Opening of the High Level Meeting and Strategic Dialogue
      
      Location: Adriatico Guesthouse Terrace
  • Thursday, 27 June 2019
    • 08:30 - 17:30
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Registration formalities 30' ( Leonardo Building Lobby )
      • 09:00 Welcoming and Opening Remarks 10'
        George Thompson,  Acting Division Director, Programmes Division, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
        
        Thomas Alfstad,  Adviser for Sustainable Development Strategies, UNDESA
      • 09:10 Communities, tools, co-creation and capacity building 50'
        Holger Rogner , Director the OpTIMUS community
        ● Open Tools Integrated Modelling and Upskilling for Sustainable Development
        
        Chiara Rogate ,  Energy Specialist,  ESMAP, World Bank Group
        ● SDG 7 Access - Reinforcing country relevance and capacity development and the Global Electrification Platform
        
        Ilse Berdellans-Escobar,  Planning and Economics Studies Section, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
        ● Capacity building for nationally owned sustainable energy development
        
        Thomas Alfstad , Adviser for Sustainable Development Strategies, UNDESA 
        ● Capacity building for integrated resource policy (CLEWs)
        
        Discussion
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30' ( Leonardo Building Terrace )
      • 10:30 Global Modelling and regional investment needs for Sustainable Development 40'
        Chair - Magda Moner, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
        
        Daniel Russo, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
        ● Insights from a renewable energy perspective
        
        Arthur Contejean, International Energy Agency (IEA)
        ● Insights from the World Energy Outlook
        
        Dimitrios Mentis, World Resources Institute (WRI)
        ●  mapping platform to connect SDG 7 to sustainable development solutions
        
        Discussion
      • 11:10 Improving the efficacy sustainable development planning and partnerships 40'
        Chair – Francesco Fuso Nerini, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
        
        Holger Rogner, Director of the OpTIMUS community of practice
        ● What do governments need to know? Decades of planning partnership
        
        Luca Petrarulo, Oxford Policy Management (OPM), UK
        ●  Principals to improve the efficacy of planning
        
        Nicolina Linblad, Energy Access Consultant, World Bank
        ● The experience of the SDSummerSchool and EMP-Africa
        
        Discussion
      • 11:50 Outcomes of the 2019 Summer School: Selected presentations from participants 1h10'
        Chair - Vignesh Sridharan, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
        
        An electrification strategy of Afghanistan
        ●  Sulaiman Fayez, Kabul Polytechnic University, Afghanistan
        
        An energy and climate mitigation strategy of Mongolia
        ●  Uyanga Gankhuyag, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
        
        Developing an R4IA2 Data Management Program for Ghana
        ● Frank Yeboah Dadzie, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Leonardo Building Terrace )
      • 14:30 Providing analysis and evidence in support of sustainable development policies: MENA and central Asia perspectives 30'
        Chair: Elhadj Ezzahid Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco
        
        Sulaiman Fayez, Kabul Polytechnic University, Afghanistan
        ● Challenges to overcome and lessons for others
        
        Osama Saadeh, German Jordanian University (GJU) Jordan
        ● Initiatives to grow and house local knowledge
        
        Eric Williams, KAPSARC Saudi Arabia
        ● A regional hub in a growing community of practice
      • 15:00 Providing analysis and evidence in support of sustainable development policies: African perspectives 30'
        Chair: Kasolo Nickson, Rural Electrification Agency, Uganda
        
        Samba Sesay, University of Sierra Leone
        ● Developing a graduate program in energy investment modelling
        
        Mamahloko Senatla (remotely), The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
        ● Building a center of scientific excellence in energy to promote development
        
        Salisu Rabiu Isihak, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
        ● The need for knowledge sharing and building capacity
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30' ( Leonardo Building Terrace )
      • 16:00 Providing analysis and evidence in support of sustainable development policies: Insights from Asia 30'
        Chair - Mark Howells, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
        
        Uyanga Gankhuyag​, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
        ● Regional needs, challenges and opportunities
        
        Anjana Das, VITO formally Energy Modelling Unit, Indian Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning, the Government of India
        ● Bridging the gap between Europe and Asia
        
        Sana Zulfiqar, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
        ● Ensuring access to appropriate skills
      • 16:30 Providing analysis and evidence in support of sustainable development policies: Insights from Latin America 30'
        Chair: Eunice Pereira Ramos, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
        
        Verónica Perna MIEM (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining), Uruguay
        ● The energy transition in Uruguay 
        
        Adriana Marques, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo,  Brazil
        ● Scaling analysis, education for local development 
      • 17:00 Providing analysis and evidence in support of sustainable development policies: Insights from North America and Europe 30'
        Chair Taco Niet, SFU, Canada
        
        Chip Friley, Consultant formally Brookhaven National Lab and energy modelling lead for the US DOE, USA
        ● Running a national energy modelling process to support decision making
        
        Ioannis Kougias, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
        ● Building a bridge between northern research advances and southern needs
        
        
        Paolo Carnevale, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy
        ● A new approach for Africa: Research, Partnerships, networking and knowledge dissemination
  • Friday, 28 June 2019
    • 08:30 - 12:20
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Real world relevance and academic excellence of open toolkits and methods: Developing a global curricula 40'
        Chair: Alexandros Korkovelos, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
        
        Adrian Tompkins, Earth System Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics 
        ● The need for an open source, accessible ecosystem
        
        Tim Sutton (remotely), Kartoza and Q-GIS
        ● Open source software and data management for excellence
        
        Fernando de Cuadra García, Universidad Pontificia Comillas
        ● Academics and science for development - what is needed
      • 09:10 Participant Reflection: what was good and what is still needed in the summer school 50'
        Chair: Taco Niet, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada
        
        Selected Participant Reflections from MENA, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30' ( Leonardo Building Terrace )
      • 10:30 Donor, organiser and UN Reflection: how to make the effort sustainable 40'
        Chair: Ryan Hogarth, Oxford Policy Management (OPM), UK
        
        Will Blyth (remotely), Department for International Development (DfID), UK
        ● Building a community of support agencies and the Round Table process
        
        Thomas Alfstad, Adviser for Sustainable Development Strategies, UNDESA
        ● Building communities in country
        
        Franziska Bock, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany
        ● Sustainable partnerships: challenges, costs and benefits
        
        Discussion
        
      • 11:10 An environment that enables a community of practitioners for evidence-based policy making? 1h0'
        Holger Rogner - Director OpTIMUS community of practice
        
        Silvia Francioso, global association for the off-grid solar energy industry (GOGLA)
        ● A view of industry: global association for the off-grid solar energy industry
        
        Taco Niet, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada
        ● The challenges of where to start - setting up an energy planning unit
        
        Bertrand Ohene Asante, Ministry of Energy Ghana
        ● A view of a Government: Ministry of Energy Ghana
        
        Ryan Hogarth, Oxford Policy Management
        ● EEG: A Research Program to Develop Knowledge for Development
        
        Fadiel Ahjum, University of Cape Town, South Africa
        ● A view of a Southern University: University of Cape Town
        
        Franziska Bock, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
        ● A view of a Support Agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
      • 12:10 Closing remarks and follow up actions 10'
        Chair: Anjana Das, VITO, Belgium
        
        Adrian Tompkins, Research Scientist, Earth System Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics
        
        Chiara Rogate, Energy Specialist, World Bank Group, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program
        
        Mark Howells, Director and Professor: division of Energy Systems  Analysis, Royal Institute of Technology