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18/05/2011 - Pre-Events

17:00

Registration opens at DESY

19:00

Public Podium Discussion (in German) at University of Hamburg

20:30

Welcome Reception at DESY



19/05/2011 - Symposium Solar Energy for Science

09:30

Opening Remarks

  • Helmut Dosch, Chair of the Board of Directors DESY
  • Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Second Mayoress of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Senator for Science and Research, Hamburg
  • Ulrich Wagner, Member of Executive Board DLR
  • Maged Al-Sherbiny, President of the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology

10:00

Panel of Governmental Representatives

Chair: Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director IASS, Potsdam, former Director-General UNEP

  • Wilfried Kraus, Director of Sustainability, Climate and Energy, Federal Ministry of Reseach and Education, Germany
  • Günther Oettinger (video message), EC Commissioner Energy
  • Khaled Toukan, Minister for Energy and for Mineral Resources, Jordan
  • Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences UNESCO
  • Cedric Philibert, Senior Analyst, International Energy Agency IEA (Talk)

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Societal Challenges

Key questions: What is the role of renewable energy for climate change mitigation, for energy security, to remove energy poverty and for socio-economic growth?

Chair: Wolfgang Sandner, President German Physics Society DPG, Director of Max-Born-Institute, Berlin

  • Mojib Latif, Head, Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics Division, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel (Talk)
  • Walter Kohn, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Santa Barbara, Nobel Laureate 1998 (Talk)
  • Odeh Al-Jayyousi, Regional Director, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Jordan
  • Carlo Rubbia, Scientific Director IASS Potsdam, former Director-General CERN, Nobel Laureate 1984 (Talk)

12:45

Lunch (Press Conference in Auditorium)

14:00

Science, Sustainability and Global Responsibility

Key question: How can science and technology contribute more effectively to achieve the goals of a sustainable development in the world?

Chair: Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences UNESCO

  • Keynote: Khaled Toukan, Minister for Energy and for Mineral Resources, Jordan and Director General SESAME (Talk)
  • Wolfgang Sandner, Director Max-Born-Institute, Berlin (Talk)
  • Hartmut Grassl, former Director Max-Planck-Institute
  • Herwig Schopper, Chair of Scientific Board of UNESCO International Basic Science Programme IBSP, former Director General CERN, former President SESAME Council (Talk)
  • Amin Mobarak, Cairo University, Egypt (Talk)

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Solar Energy Projects in Europe and MENA

Chair: Hermann-Friedrich Wagner, former Chair of OECD Global Science Forum
  • Keynote: Robert Pitz-Paal, Co-Director Solar Research, DLR (Talk)
  • Luis Crespo, Secretary General Protermo Solar, Spain (Talk)
  • Fabrizio Fabrizi, ENEA, Italy (Talk)
  • Costas N. Papanicolas, President of The Cyprus Institute (Talk)
  • Yehiam Prior, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (Talk)
  • Amr Amin, Helwan University, Egypt (Talk)
  • Rabi Mohtar, Executive Director Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar Foundation (Talk)

~18:30

End Programme

18:45

Bus Departure for Ferry Boat Transfer to Restaurant

20:00

Gala Dinner (Location: Schulauer Fährhaus, incl. Boat Tour on River Elbe)

  • After-Dinner Speaker: Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker, former Dean of Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB


20/05/2011 - Symposium Solar Energy for Science

09:00

Bridging Solar Energy from MENA to Europe

Chair: Wolfgang Kaysser, Scientific Director Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht
  • Keynote: Claudia Kemfert, German Institute of Economic Research and Hertie School of Governance Berlin (Talk)
  • Leopold Reymaier, Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Origination Energy HSH Nordbank (Shareholder Dii GmbH)
  • Henner Gladen, Advisor to the Executive Board of Solar Millennium AG
  • Suhail Kiwan, Director Energy Center, Jordan University of Science and Technology (Talk)
  • Hani El-Nokraschy, on behalf of the Ministry for Energy and Electricity, Egypt: Present and Future Grid Connections in MENA (Talk)
  • Raphael Görner, Head of Marketing & Sales Grid Systems, ABB (Talk)
  • Steffen Erdle, Energy Secretariat, Union for the Mediterranean, Barcelona (Talk)

10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

Solar Energy Projects around the world

Chair: Seethapathy Chander, Principal Director of the Office of Information Systems and Technology, Asian Development Bank

  • Chandra Govindarajula, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank (Talk)
  • Hiroshi Kaneko, Tokio Institute of Technology, Japan (Talk)
  • Zhifeng Wang, Chinese Academy of Science (Talk)

12:15

Academic/Educational Projects in MENA as acnhor points for collaboration and for capacity building

Key questions: What academic/educational initiatives/networks exist to promote renewable energies

Chair: Michael Düren, U Giessen and Founding Member of DESERTEC Foundation

  • Mouldi Miled, Executive Director DESERTEC University Network (Talk)
  • Markus Eck, Co-Coordinator enerMENA, DLR (Talk)
  • Rudolf Schäfer, Founding Director Campus El Gouna/TU Berlin (Talk)

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Scientific Projects in MENA: Anchor Points for Collaboration and Capacity Building

Key questions: What scientific institutes/projects/ideas in MENA could serve as anchor points to engage into a science/energy partnership?

Chair: Herwig Schopper, Chair of Scientific Board of UNESCO International Basic Science Programme IBSP, former Director General CERN, former President SESAME Council

  • Keynote: Maged Al-Sherbiny, President of the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (Talk)
  • Zahid Hussain, LBL Berkeley, USA (Talk)
  • Zehra Sayers, Sabanci University, Turkey (Talk)
  • Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, Coordinator of African Network for Solar Energy ANSOLE (Talk)

15:15

Round Table Discussion: Contribution toward an Energy/Science Partnership

Moderator: Michael Harms, Director German Academic Exchange Office DAAD, Cairo
  • Sir Chris Llewellyn-Smith, President of SESAME Council, former Director-General of CERN and Chair of ITER Council
  • Adel Khalil, Chair of Executive Committee Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency RCREE and Coordinator REMENA master study
  • Rudolf Strohmeier, Deputy Director-General,DG Research, European Commission
  • Eicke Weber, Director Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
  • Robert Pitz-Paal, Co-Director Solar Research DLR
  • Gerhard Knies, Chair Board of Trustees, DESERTEC Foundation

16:15

Preliminary Conclusions and Next Steps

  • Helmut Dosch, Chair of the Board of Directors DESY

16:30

End Programme

 




 
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