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The Last Mile – A Workshop on Enhancing the Distribution of Off-Grid Energy Solutions

 

 PROGRAM DAY 1

12 JUNE

9.00 – 9.45 AM

Opening Session

Welcome & Opening Statements·

  • Jem Porcaro, United Nations Foundation
  • Charlie Miller, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association

Presentation: State of the Off-Grid Energy Market in Tanzania

9.45 – 10.30 AM

Market Development

Presentation: Tanzania Energy Access Map

10.30 – 11.00 AM

Break

11.00 – 12.00 PM

Retail and Distribution (Part #1)

Introduction to new products/technologies

12.00 – 1.00 PM

Lunch

1.00 – 2.00 PM

Retail and Distribution (Part #2)

Learning about quality standards/verification

2.00 – 2.30 PM

Break

2.30 – 3.30 PM

Retail and Distribution (Part #3)

Marketing and customer awareness/education

3.30 – 4.45 PM

Matchmaking

4.45 – 5.45 PM

Policy What distributors need to know about taxes and regulation on small scale solar

5.45 – 6.00 PM

Day 1 – Closing Remarks

  • Charlie Miller, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association
  • Jem Porcaro, United Nations Foundation

 

 PROGRAM DAY 2

13 JUNE

9.30 – 9.45 AM

Day 2 – Opening Remarks

  • Jem Porcaro, United Nations Foundation
  • Charlie Miller, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association
  • Jan Cloin, RECP

9.45 – 11.45 AM

After-Sales Services

Strategies for providing effective maintenance services and warranties, Product life-cycle management (e.g. materials, ‘take-backs’, recycling, disposal)

Informal Introduction on the Emerging ‘Global Distributor Collective’

  • Emma Colenbrander – Practical Action

11.45 – 12.00 PM

Group Photo

 12.00 – 1.00 PM

 Lunch

1.00 – 2.15 PM

 Mini-Academy #1: Off-Grid Investment

Strategies for determining what kind of finance enterprises need, how much they should aim to raise and by when, how to raise it and where to raise it fromInstructors:

2.15 – 3.30 PM

Mini-Academy #2: Business Development Support

Support on building entrepreneurial, business and leadership management and workforce developmentInstructors:

3.30 – 4.00 PM

Break

4.00 – 5.15 PM

Mini-Academy #3: Data

Approaches to generating, collecting and analyzing high-quality data and insights about customers and social impactInstructor:

5.15 – 5.30 PM

Day 2 – Closing Remarks

  • Charlie Miller, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association
  • Jem Porcaro, United Nations Foundation

6.00 – 8.00 PM

Practitioner Network Happy Hour