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Monday, April 21, 2008


09:00 – 09:30              Discussion on the purpose of the program, expectations, logistics

Mr. Michael Ellis, Chief of Party, PA Consulting Group, New Delhi, India

09:30 – 10:00                Introductions of the trainers and Course Overview

Mr. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan, Director, Energy Management Centre (EMC), Kerala

(Mr. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan, EMC – Master of Ceremony)

10:30 – 10:45                Welcome Address

Mr. L. Radhakrishnan, IAS,  Secretary (Power), Government Of Kerala

10:45 – 11:00                Keynote Address

Ms. Beth Hogan, Deputy Mission Director, USAID/India, New Delhi – Advancing Energy Access and Efficiency in South Asia – Role of Women

11:00 - 11:15                 Presidential Address

Honorable Minister for Electricity, Sh. A.K. Balan Government of Kerala.

11:15 – 11:30                Inaugural Address

His Excellency Sh. R.L. Bhatia, The Kerala Governor

11:30 – 11:40                Vote of Thanks

Mr. S. Padmanaban, Regional Program Director, SARI/Energy, USAID/India, New Delhi

1:00 – 2:00                    Perspective on Women in Energy and New Initiatives

Ms. Veena Joshi, Team Leader, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SADC, New Delhi, India

1:30 – 3:00                    Session 1– Country Presentations

Country presentations by each country – Perspective on Women in Energy, challenges, opportunities etc.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Day-02 Session
Moderator-Ms. Veena Joshi

09:00 – 10:00              Session 2 – Renewable Energy

Empowering Women through the use of Renewable Energy for Poverty Reduction by Ms. Lalita Balakrishnan, Head Rural Energy Dept, All India Women Conference, New Delhi, India.

10:30 – 11:30              Session 3 – Gender and Energy – Discussion on women in Environment and related Energy issues

Ms. Soma Dutta, Coordinator, Energia Asia Regional Network, New Delhi, India

11:45 – 12:45              Session 4 – Bio-Gas: Rural house holds energy supply- A Nepal Case Study

Mr. Ramesh Nepal, Sr. Energy Efficiency Consultant, Integrated Methodical Research Centre & Associates Pvt Ltd, Kathmandu, Nepal.

2:00 – 2:15                  Session 5 -  Building An Energy Efficient House in Kerala

The Centre Of Science And Technology For Rural Development- Dr. Merle Kindred, Independent Communication Consultant, Costford, Nalanchira, Kerala, India.

3:15 – 5:00                  Demonstrations-Thermal Case, Cook Stove and Renewable at off site program Veli

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Day-03 Session
Moderator- Mr. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan

09:00 – 09:45              Session 6 – Electric Energy Conservation

Ms. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan, Director, EMC

10:15 – 11:00              Session 7 – Renewable Energy

Discussion on renewable energy benefits, costs and option – Mr. R. Harikumar, Project Director, Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (NERT), Kerala

11:15 – 12:15              Session 8 – Cook Stoves and Health

Dr. R.V.G Menon , Director, Integrated Rural Technology Centre, Palakkad, Kerala

12:15 – 1:00                Session 9 - Energy and Income Generation Activities

Mr. V. Kesavan Nair, Program Officer, Kudumbashree State Poverty Eradication Mission, Kerala

2:45 – 3:30                  Demonstration – Energy Clinic Training – off site program at Kovalam

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Day-04 Session
Moderator- Mr. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan

09:00 – 0945               Session 10 – Way Forward

Mr. A.M. Naraynan, Head of Energy Division, EMC, Kerala

10:00 -10:45                Session 11 –Enterprise Approach for Access of Infrastructure to the Poor

Mr. Krishna Chaitanya Rao, Chief Operating Officer, The Small-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (S3IDF),  Bangalore, India

11:00 -12:45                Session 12 – Building Insulation

Dr. Edgard Dezuari, Director, and Ms. Hosay Rahimi, Renewable Energy Environment and Solidarity Group (GERES),  Kabul,  Afghanistan

2:00 – 9:00                  Site visit to Kollam

Friday, April 25, 2008

Day-05 Session
Moderator- Mr. K.M. Dharesan Unnithan

09:00 – 10:00              Session 13 - Energy and Health of Women

Dr. C. R.Soman, Public health expert, former professor at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College and Chairman of Health Action by People, Kerala

10:00 -11:00                Session 14 - Women in Energy Supply Chain Experiences

Mr. Niranjan Khatri, General Manager, WelcomEnviron Initiatives, ITC, New Delhi, India

11:00 – 11:15              Q & A

11:30 – 12:15              Session 15 – Group presentations

presentations by each Country on lessons learned from the workshop and plans to carry this knowledge back to their home countries.

12:15 – 12:45              Session 16 -Workshop Summary

    Ms. S. Kumar Deepa, Energy Technologist, Energy Management Centre (EMC), Kerala

    1. Course Synopsis and Way Forward
    2. Summary of Points
    3. Way forward
    4. Regional Networking

12:45 – 1:15                Valedictory Function – Ms. Padma Ramachandran

(IAS), former Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala, India.

Presentation of Certificates

1:15 – 1:20               Vote of Thanks – Ms. Mercy Thomas, USAID SARI/Energy Regional Admin Coordinator

2:00 – 4:00                  Open Networking Session

Workshop Summary


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