Under their joint PWCET Series initiative, The Alliance for Rural Electrification and Green People’s Energy are organising the fourth event titled "Capacity Building to Support Sustainable Implementation of Decentralised Renewable Energy Solutions" at the OFF-GRID Expo + Conference on 2 December 2021 at 14.00-15.30 CET. The session will be hybrid; both physical and virtual participation is possible. You can join the session virtually for free. Please see the registration section below for details.

Electricity is an essential driver of development in rural and peri-urban communities, enabling essential services such as clean water, education and reliable health care services, and creates opportunities for developing income-generating activities. Yet, 870 million people currently lack access to safe, reliable and efficient electricity, while another 1.5 billion suffer from unreliable electricity services. As the DRE sector inevitably grows and the world moves towards universal electrification by 2030, it is of utmost importance that sustainability is embedded in all projects and that safety, efficiency and reliability become the cornerstone of rural electrification efforts. The solution to the sustainability challenge lies with the skills of the local workforce, which must be strengthened to deal with the monumental increase in decentralised electrification needs in the years to come.

The aim is to gather experts from the industry to outline the need for and importance of capacity building for the DRE sector and the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to elaborate on experiences of DRE companies and stakeholders with capacity building in emerging markets.


14:00 – 14:10

Opening Remarks

Mr. David Lecoque, CEO, ARE

14:10 – 14:20

Keynote speech

Mrs. Bärbel Höhn, BMZ Special Representative for Energy in Africa

14:20 – 15:00

Speaker Interventions

  • Mr. Olivier Jacquet, VP, Access to Energy Biz Dev MEAS, Schneider Electric

  • Ms. Diana Mbogo, Managing Director, Millennium Engineers

  • Mr. Felix Boldt, CEO, Solarworx

  • Mr. Guenter Moegele, Deputy Mayor, Wildpoldsried, Germany

  • Ms. Laura Corcoran, Director of Business Development, Aptech Africa

15:00 – 15:25

Moderated panel discussions and Audience Q&A

15:25 – 15:30

Closing remarks

Mrs. Dorothea Otremba, Senior Advisor, GIZ


Participants can join the session for FREE upon registration. See the process below:

Ticket Shop: https://ticketshop.off-grid-expo.de/online/router/resolve?scenario=Augsburg.OEC.Tickets&language=EN

  • Step 1: The participant goes to the ticket shop redeeming the FREE code OEC21_DigitalGIZ_GBE
  • Step 2: The participant personalises the ticket and gets a digital ticket from ticket shop. This ticket gets access ONLY to Session 2 "Capacity Building to Support Sustainable Implementation of Decentralised Renewable Energy Solutions".
  • Step 3: The participant gets an onboarding email from the event digital platform “talque”
  • Step 4: On “talque”, the participant can then access the livestream of the PWCET session on 2 December at 14:00 – 15:30 CET
Date events
02 December 2021
Augsburg, Germany


Deepak Mohapatra

Senior Officer, Business & Market Development

+32 2 400 10 00