Workshop on socio-economic impact of off-grid electrification

November 13, 2019 > November 14, 2019, Paris

The CLUB-ER and FERDI within the framework of IDGM are organizing a workshop to share with researchers and practitioners advances in identifying and measuring the impacts of decentralized electrification projects.

This workshop will bring together rural electrification agencies, public agencies, development banks, project promoters, and researchers.


Research as a guide for practitioners
Wednesday 13 November

Session 1: Presentation and discussion on research papers, and on the Meta-analysis from the the collaborative data base Smart Mapping of Mini-grid Action CoSMMA 

Moderator: Patrick Guillaumont, FERDI / Christophe Angely, FERDI

Panelists: Jean-Claude Berthelemy, CES – Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Ferdi • Jörg Peters, Leibniz Institute for Economic Research 

Session2: The Multi-Tier Framework
(MTF), from electricity access to appliances to impacts on development

Moderator and Panelist: Angus Vantoch-Wood, Carbon Trust

Panelists: Clément Silavwe, Agence d’électrification rurale de Zambie • Ruchi Soni, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) • Jens Weinmann, ESMT, Berlin

Session 3:  Panel session on Governance systems 

Moderator: Hary Andriantavy, Club-ER

Panelists :  Anna Creti, Université de Dauphine • Baba Diallo, Agence Sénégalaise d'Électrification Rurale (ASER) • Ousseynou Nakoulima, World bank group IFC  •  Irène Calve Saborit, Sunkofa Energy (tbc) • Youba Sokona, South Center, Geneva


For the first time in Paris the presentation of the report Africa Energy Outlook published by the International Energy Agency

Impact assessment, a challenge for all and a key to the future decentralized electrification projects and SDGs
Thursday 14 November

Session 4:  Panel session on the practitioners’ point of view 

Moderator: Kenneth Houngbedji, AFD

Panelists:  Hervé Gouyet, ESF • Iris Nicomedi, ADEME • Niger rural electrification agency • Philippe Ringenbach, NeOT • Anjali Shanker, Innovation Energie développement • Christian Tokoro, SABER – ABREC 

Session 5: Developing lean data for a collaborative mapping of off-grid impacts

Moderator: Remi Bazillier, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Panelists:  Jean-Louis Arcand, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva • Kat Harrison, 60 decibels (ACUMEN) • Yann Loïc Tanvez, IFC Dakar • Henri Waisman, IDDRI

Session6: The benefits of decentralized electrification projects on the  SDGs 

Moderator: Matthieu Boussichas, FERDI

Panelists: Arianna Ardesi, Association internationale des maires francophones, représentant le réseau des femmes maires du Cameroun • William Brent, Power for All • Romain Cres, GERES Fonds français pour l'environnement mondial • Samuel Monteiro, I&P.

Registration and practical information

Workshop opened on registration: Register here

It will be held on 13 and 14 November 2019 at the CNAM, 292 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris.

Simultaneous French-English translation is provided.


  •  Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Énergie (ADEME)
  • Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable
  • Sustainable Energy for All
  • EDF
  • Initiative pour le développement et la gouvernance mondiale (IDGM)
  • Investissement d'avenir