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African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum

Day 1 (5 June 2018)

Brought to you every year since 2015 by the City of Tshwane, South Africa’s capital city and pioneer of green urban development, the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum is the premier sustainability event for city leaders on the African continent. Key challenges threatening growth and development in African include rapid urbanisation, energy and water access and stresses, sanitation, the global economic slowdown, rising unemployment and social inequities, trade facilitation, connectivity, land and biodiversity degradation, amongst others, and on top of this the significant and growing impacts of climate change. Capital cities have a unique role in providing leadership for other local authorities within country borders. Partnerships and collaborative efforts have an important role to play in the implementation of sustainability, especially collaboration between the national, local and other levels of government to align and thus more effectively address sustainable development challenges. The increasing rate of urbanization in African cities especially calls for the proactive design and implementation of sustainable urban development solutions. ACCSF is a powerful, growing network for the mayors of capital cities across the continent to achieve the sustainable development goals that are common to all. 

Responsible leadership

The call for responsive and responsible leadership has echoed at all levels around the world, from the World Economic Forum to the ACCSF. Sustainable development is simply impossible without leaders who understand what people want and act to benefit society as a whole.

Financing and bankability

Sustainable development projects always have to be funded – there’s no getting around that. Projects have to be bankable to attract funding, which means project developers and funders have to speak the same language. At the same time, there is more than one type of project banker.

City planning and climate change

What is the purpose of a city? Every administration has an implicit philosophy that speaks in varying proportions to the interests of citizens and private business. Some cities will lay down the red carpet for developers and expect the masses to be content with what trickles down to them. Other cities will have an inclusive approach that gets citizens involved in the planning and development process. To complicate matters further, climate change has disrupted “business as usual” so that leaders have to fundamentally reconsider how to chart the waters of the future.

Water and sanitation

Universal access to safe water and dignified sanitation is widely identified as the most basic precondition for a decent life and fundamental to public health, yet water and sanitation infrastructure remains sorely underdeveloped in many cities throughout Africa. It is up to Africa’s mayors to ensure that their citizens can be assured of this basic right – by revolutionizing the way cities supply water.

Energy

Energy is about a lot more than switching the lights on. Reliable energy supply is also a gender issue: “In rural and peri-urban areas, women and girls are mainly responsible for procuring and using cooking fuels; they are disproportionately affected by the negative effects of limited access to energy.” Of course, large‑scale, capital‑intensive technology projects are also necessary to power the formal sectors of the economy, including cash crops and mechanized production.

Transport and mobility

Transport infrastructure is the backbone of the economy and a key enabler for other infrastructure projects such as energy, communications, water and sanitation. Transport is also linked in important ways to urban health and social well-being. However, bringing transport projects to fruition requires meeting the needs of many stakeholders.

09:00 

Welcome

Programme Director Lindiwe Mazibuko

09:10

Opening Address:

Cllr Solly Tshepiso Msimanga, Executive Mayor, City of Tshwane

09:25

Topic: 

Keynote address: Responsible leadership as the key to sustainable cities 

Speaker: 

Jeff Radebe, South African Minister of Energy

9:50

Panel discussion:
Urban management

Panel facilitator: Lindiwe Mazibuko

Panelists:
Denise Yvonne Akisawyerr, Mayor, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Pinias Rabson Mushayavanhu, Mayor, Ruwa, Zimbabwe, Lieutenant Colonel Hassan Mohammed Hassan, Mayor, Khartoum North, Sudan, Chinyeaka Christian Ohaa, Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Abuja, Nigeria, Sidi Maouloud, Deputy Mayor. Nouakchott, Mauritania, Abel Langsi Ngwasoh, Mayor, Bafut, Cameroon, Abdulraud Beitelmal, Mayor, Tripoli, Libya

10:30

TEA & MEDIA BRIEFING

10:50

Panel Discussion:

City services: Energy and Transport

Panel Facilitator: Lindiwe Mazibuko

Panelists:

David Francois Marc Andre, Mayor, Victoria, Seychelles, Sarah Sebaggala Kanyike, Deputy Mayor, Kampala. Uganda, Kagiso Calvin Thutlwe, Mayor, Gaborone, Botswana, Daniel Eric Clive Laurent, Mayor, Port Louis, Mauritius, Freddy Mbonimpa, Mayor, Bujumbura, Burundi, Adil el Ouardighi, Municipal Councillor, Rabat, Morocco, Alcresia Cavala, Head of Interchange Cabinet, Luanda

11:40

Panel discussion:

City services: Energy and Transport

Panel Facilitator: Lindiwe Mazibuko

Panelists:

Chilando Nakalima Chitangala, Deputy Mayor, Lusaka, Zambia, Stephen Wani Michael Kaya, Lord Mayor, South Sudan, Muesee Kazapua, Lord Mayor, Windhoek, Namibia, Desmond Chris Appiah, Chief Resilience & Sustainability Advisor, Accra, Ghana, Sylvia Tabitha Muzila, Mayor, Francistown, Gaborone, Salou Djataou Soumaila, Deputy Mayor, Niamey, Niger

12:10

Tour of exhibition

12:30

LUNCH

14:00

Panel Discussion:

Financing and Bankability

Panel Facilitator: Dr Krish Kumar 

Panelists:

Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga – Tshwane, Cllr Nkosehle Madlala, Deputy Chair of Climate Change Committee of Council/Deputy Chair of Economic Development Committee of Council, Deputy Mayor Mr Benjamin Lazaro Ndalichako - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Deputy Mayor Mrs. Wore Diaw - Dakar, Senegal, Hastings Chikoko, C40 Africa Director

15:00

Panel Discussion:

Adaptation to Climate Change

Panel Facilitator: Lindiwe Mazibuko

Panelists:
Manuel Antonio Alulete Lopes de Araujo, Mayor, Quelimane, Mozambique, Ibrahima Dione, Second Deputy Mayor, Bamako, Mali, Sunael Singh Purgus, Chairman, Pamplemousses, Mauritius, Desmond Bikoko, Mayor, Lilongwe, Malawi, Vincent de Paul Kayanja, Mayor, Entebbe, Mohamed Daoudou, Mayor, Moroni, Comoros, Jose Antonio Pires Goncalves, Director of Infrastructures & Projects, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

15:40

Panel Discussion:

Waste Management, Greening & Livelihoods

Panel Facilitator: Lindiwe Mazibuko

Panelists:

Sickout Iguendja Nicaise, Deputy Mayor, Libreville, Gabon, Hans Berty Margueritte, Mayor, Curepipe, Mauritius, Davis George Mwamfupe, Lord Mayor, Dodoma, Tanzania, Michael Omoniyi Bankole, Chief Scientific Officer, Lagos, Nigeria, Ekeneide Lima Dos Santos, Mayor, São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, Jefferson Tamba Koijee, Lord Mayor, Monrovia, Liberia, Saleh Kotchi Zougoulou, 2nd Deputy Mayor, N’djamene, Chad

16:20

Topic:

Closing remarks

17:00

Mayors’ cocktail function 

Venue: Sun Arena 

Sun Arena Launch of the World Choir Games

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Sustainable Cities Africa Conference

Day 2 (6 June 2018)
Venue: Diamond
Time: 8:30

CSIR International Conference Centre, Tshwane

Sustainable cities are safe, efficient, clean, people orientated, and in the African context, dynamically responsive to opportunities for rapid but sustainable development. Of primary importance in this regard is for city leadership to get out ahead of the development of the informal city, and to redirect new development so as to take place within the urban master plan. By adopting a strategic urban development plan, city administrators can support and fast track developments that fall in line with the City vision thus helping attract investment in these projects. As such, sustainable cities strategically attract investment and talent which drives economic progress in a virtuous circle of positive outcomes into the future. Becoming a more sustainable city is about appropriate policy frameworks which flow through all service delivery departments into practical approaches and projects that make the city more liveable and more conducive to business, within a context of known and managed risks. Drawing on the insights derived from the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum, the City Sustainability Conference presents technical solutions to the challenges faced by cities faced with the task of leading pro-poor, climate-resilient social and economic transformation.

7:00 

Registration

9:00

Topic:
Welcoming address including rapporteur’s feedback

Speaker:
Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga

9:10 

Remarks:
"The role of cities in enhancing the Nation Brand’s reputation"

Speaker:
Leigh-Gail Petersen, Brand South Africa Research Manager

9:20

Remarks:
“Decentralisation and sustainable development: How cities and local government can work together to fight inequality and create wealth and jobs.”

Speaker:
Juliet Sale, Regional Director, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), West Africa Regional OfficeResearch Manager

9:35

Keynote Address:

“Future Gauteng: Post-apartheid cities and mega human settlements”

Speaker:

David Makhura, Premier, Gauteng Province

SESSION ONE: FUNDING THE CITY

Responsible leadership as a catalyst to access project funding

Making cities safe and sustainable means ensuring access to safe and affordable housing, and upgrading slum settlements, as well as investing in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in a way that is both participatory and inclusive. 

Cities are uniquely positioned to deliver sustainable solutions that can positively impact the lives of the growing global urban population. Yet solutions such as bike-sharing, public transit systems and energy-efficient buildings need a strong financial model behind them to come to life. What are the ingredients of successful sustainable urban projects? What happens to when traditional revenue services (water, waste, power) dry up? How can city leaders align the goals of often competing interests to position themselves as the fulcrum of change?

Panel Facilitator: Carl Bernadac, Agence Francaise de Developpement

9:50

Topic
“Financing the future we want”

Speaker:
Kobie Brand, Regional Director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

10:10

Topic:
"Green engines of growth: delivering affordable, replicable projects that resist climate change and promote prosperity"

Speaker:
Hastings Chikoko, ‎Regional Director for Africa, ‎C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

10:30

Topic:
"The future is digital: Investing in the
sustainability of African cities"

Speaker:
Thando Manzi, Corporate and Government Strategist, Senior Lecturer at GIBS

10:50

Panel Discussion:

“Responsible leadership as a catalyst to unlocking project funding”

Panel facilitator: Xolile George

Panelists:
Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Trine Rask Thygesen, Embassy of Denmark, Cecilia Kinuthia-Njenga, Head, UNEP Office in South Africa, Kobie Brand, Hastings Chikoko

SESSION TWO: THE CITY OF THE PEOPLE

Transforming slums into places of prosperity 

UN-Habitat estimates at least 200 million people live in informal human settlements in Africa – more than 60% of the urban population. Every year these numbers increase by several million.
Poverty, food insecurity, social violence, fire, flooding and disease are but a few of the hazards to which slum-dwellers are vulnerable.The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 commits 193 member states to making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable – yet upgrading informal settlements entails much more than simply improving living standards: Sustainable development “must enhance economic and social opportunities as places of transition for social mobility and prosperity and support inclusion as low-cost entry points into urban labour markets” (HSRC).

Panel Facilitator: Xolile George, CEO, SALGA

11:30 

Topic:
“Building productive and liveable cities from the bottom up: Insights from upgrading informal settlements.”

Speaker:
Prof. Ivan Turok, Executive Director in the Economic Performance and Development Unit (EPD), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and Dr Justin Visagie, Research Specialist in the EPD, HSRC.

11:50

Topic:
And justice for all: integrating environmental rights with urban development

Speaker:
Susanna Coleman, PHA Campaign

12:10

Topic:
“From rubbish to riches: city climate action plans that cut pollution and raise living standards”

Speaker:
Sandra Mazo-Nix, Coordinator – Waste Initiative, Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Secretariat

12:30

Panel Discussion:
What would a truly equitable urban development plan look like? Can the requirements of development be balanced with environmental, spatial and climate justice?

Speaker:
Christina Culwick, Researcher, Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO)
Melissa Kerim-Dikeni, Professional Officer:
Climate Change, Energy and Resilience
Ivan Turok, Justin Visagie, Susanna Coleman, Sandra Mazo-Nix

13:00 

LUNCH

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Cleantech Policy Workshop

Increasing the uptake and success of cleantech innovations
Date: 6 June 2018
Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre (Emerald Room)
Moderator: Ms Valerie Geen, UNIDO

09:00

Topic:
Introductory Remarks and Purpose

Speaker:
Mr James New - UNIDO HO Project Manager for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme 

9:05

Topic:
Study results: National Clean Technology Policy Context in SA: Supporting Small Businesses with Great Ideas

Speakers:
Mr Reuben Kadalie - Consultant 

09:25

Topic: 
Survey findings: Common factors that have a positive impact on the profitability, market penetration and technology adoption of SMME innovations

Speaker:
Mr Paul Ben - Israel IBIS Consulting

10:00

Panel Discussion:
DST’s Cleantech Programmes

Panel Facilitator:
Dr Henry Roman - Drector: Environmental Services and Technologies Department of Science and Technolog

10:04

Panel Discussion:
Top three challenges identified by entrepreneurs in SA, and the IDC’s role in addressing these

Panel Facilitator:
Ms Mulalo Rambau - Senior Development Impact Specialist Industrial Development Corporation (TBC) 

10:08

Panel Discussion:
TIA’s support for innovative cleantech entrepreneurs and enterprise development

Panel Facilitator:
Mr Vusi Skosana - Acting Executive and Head: Technology Stations Programme Technology Innovation Agency

10:12

Panel Discussion:
Trials and tribulations of a cleantech entrepreneur in SA

Panel Facilitator:
Mr Paseka Lesolang - CEO: WHC (Pty) Ltd

10:16

Topic:
Q & A

Interactive Dialogue

10:35

Topic:
Closing Remarks and Way Forward

Speaker:
Ms Valerie Geen, UNIDO (Moderator)

10:45

TEA & END OF SESSION

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Industry 4.0 Workshop

Creating sustainable, inclusive competitive advantage
Date: 6 June 2018
Time: 14:00
Venue: Emerald

Every industry—manufacturing, transport, agriculture, education—is being disrupted and transformed beyond recognition by Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0, through automation, integration systems, data collection and data analysis, can help to inform industry and government on how decisions can be made about competitiveness, about manufacturing, and about the re-skilling of people in low-skill jobs. There are many opportunities in various sectors where Industry 4.0 in a broad sense can assist the industry to be more competitive, where they can access new markets and where new industrial development opportunities are very evident.

14:00 

Welcome Address


Shaakira Karolia


14:10

Topic:
Fourth Industrial Revolution: Hype or hyper-engine for growth?

Speaker:
Fuad Siddiqui, Senior Partner, Nokia Bell Labs

14:30

Topic:
Leapfrogging Industrialisation: Africa's greatest Industry 4.0 opportunities

Speaker:
Energy Efficiency Coordinator, UNIDO Regional Office, Pretoria

14:50 

 Dialogue with the audience:

What does Indutsry 4.0 mean to your industry? What are the perceived threats and opportunities??

15:20

BREAK

15:30

Topic:

AI and the future of work

Speaker:

Pepper, the humanoid robot

15:50

Topic:


Smart approaches to manufacturing infrastructure


Speaker:


Stephan Kotze, Market Director of Manufacturing, Aurecon

16:10

Topic: 

"Technology development and entrepreneur support towards Industry 4.0"

Speaker: 

Vusi Skosana, Acting Executive and Head: Technology Stations

16:30 

Panel Discussion:

Is South Africa ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Panelists:

Dr Mjumo Mzyece, Innovation Hub,
Renai Moothilal, Executive Director, National
Association of Automotive Component and Allied
Manufacturers, (Naacam), Dereshin (Dees) Pillay,
Head of Manufacturing & Automotive at T-Systems
South Africa, Fuad Siddiqui, Conrad Kassier, Stephan
Kotze, Vusi Skosana, Heinrich Stoltz, Business
Development Manager Transportation SGS South
Africa (Pty) Ltd

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Urban Health Workshop

SESSION 1: Disease Outbreaks experience and preparedness
Date: 6 June 2018
Time: 14:00
Venue: Garnet
Facilitator: Dr G Molelekwa

14:00 

Welcome address

Speaker: 

Dr Gomotsegang F. Molelekwa (PhD Eng)
Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Tshwane University
of Technology, Environmental Health Department

14:15 

Topic:

“An international problem- is Africa ready to control the Outbreak?” 

Speaker:
Dr JL Bekker, Principal Lecturer; Tshwane University of Technology

14:45 

Topic:

Tshwane experience regarding listeria outbreak from Environmental Health perspective 

Speaker:
Boitumelo Modikoe, Environmental Health Practitioner; City of Tshwane

15:15

BREAK

Session 2: Air Pollution in the Cities

15:30

Topic:

  The Tobacco Free Generation Social
Movement and Ordinance

Speaker: 
 Assoc Professor/Dr Koong, Founder,
Tobacco Free Generation International, Lung
Surgeon, Singapore

15:50

Topic:

Respirable particulate matter in South
Africa, a synthesis of funding and future direction

Speaker:

Morakinyo OM, Public Health practitioner
and a lecturer at the Department of Environmental
Health Sciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

16:10

Topic:
Urban air quality

Speaker:
Nomsa Thabethe, Senior Environmental Health Practitioner, Gert Sibande District Municipality

SESSION 3: Water Quality Monitoring 

16:30

Panel Discussion: 

Hygiene and water scarcity: What needs to be done?

Speaker:

LS Mudau; Senior Lecturer; Tshwane University of Technology

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Sustainable Procurement Dialogue

Date: 6 June 2018 

Venue: Ruby 

Time: 14:00 

Facilitator: Shaakira Karolia

In support of its Sustainable Procurement Strategy, the City is developing a Supplier Development Programme as a key determinant of effective change to more sustainable purchasing. One technique is the concept of green pitching where suppliers present concepts and proposals to the City of how goods and services can be greened. The City is partnering with the African Sustainable Development Association to develop a Green Pitch programme that will culminate in a final pitching session towards the end of the year. In the build up to that exercise, various milestone activities will take place and during Sustainability Week a build-up activity will take place in the form of a workshop.

Facilitator: Mr Moroka Kaotsane

14:00

Welcome

Speaker: 

Cllr Mare-Lise Fouri

14:15

Topic:

Sustainable Procurement overview

Speaker:

City of Tshwane

14:30

Panel Discussion: 

Mainstreaming sustainable service delivery by implementing sustainable procurement strategy to enhance value chain performance

Panel Chair: Lebogang Letsoalo


Participants:

City of Tshwane, ICLEI, SALGA, SACN, WWF, National Treasury, Earn It, Employement Solutions, UNISA, NCPC

15:15

BREAK

15:30

Topic: 

Green Pitch SME Competitiveness 

Speaker: 

Raldu Nel, Chairman African Sustainable Development Association (A-SDA)

15:50

Topic: 

City of Tshwane demand statement

Speaker:

COT, Suplly Chain Management (SCM)

16:10

Topic: 

Industry demand statement 


Speaker: 

Private Sector - Demand

16:15

Topic:

COT Sustainable Procurement and LED-Case Study

Speaker:

AIDC-FORD-LED

16:25

Topic: Conclusion
Speaker: COT 


Topic: Closure
Speaker: Moroka Kaotsane 

The following questions may be clustered to coordinate the panel discussion:

• To what extent will collaborative partnerships between private and public sector enhance Sustainable procurement  implementation?
• What are key collaborative partnerships needed to drive markets towards innovation and sustainability especially in a      green economy sector?
 • How best can Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) or Total Cost Analysis (TCA) be fully implemented? What Mechanisms could  be utilized to implement these system? Is it practical or possible to do it in the city?
 • What should be done in order demonstrate the best value for money across the life cycle?
 • What is the best approach to incorporate SP into all the stages of the procurement processes?
 • What are the best mechanisms to accelerate SMME development in order to stimulate green and inclusive economic  growth in City of Tshwane?
 • What are the difficulties for the suppliers / SMME to participate in the Sustainable procurement drive?
 • How can retailers / industries meet the challenges faced in green procurement that are advantageous to their  businesses?
• How best can suppliers be incentivized for promoting environmental friendly products and services?
• What is the best business case for pursuing Sustainable Procurement?  

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Green Cafe Tshwane:
"A partner of choice in the green economy in Africa"

The Green Café Tshwane, presented in partnership with the City of Tshwane and the Green Building Design Group, is a knowledge exchange platform where people from diverse industries, professions and backgrounds discuss green initiatives and how to best implement them within the built environment. The Green Cafés have been introduced to play a role in unlocking policy implementation by providing a platform for green technology solution providers to showcase practical ideas that can be used to fast track the green agenda in society.

"A Green Café is applying green design thinking to real societal problems in real time...whilst ensuring knowledge sharing“

Converge: We believe that in order for real lasting transformation to take place, it must come from all sectors of industry and society as a whole. Bringing people together and creating an environment for positive, constructive debate is the first step in manifesting this change. 

Connect: Ideas are what change the world and there can never be a shortage of them. So by making connections between ideas and cross-pollinating them new ones can be born. 

Create: We believe in praxis: converting ideas into action. The solutions that are made in the Green Café will be presented to key decision makers for action!  

ACTIVITYSPEAKER
                                                                                               Coverage
(14:00) Welcome & Introduction to Green Café Tshwane Cllr Mandla Nkomo

(14:15) Welcome to the Tshwane and Sustainability Journey  
Kedibone Modiselle
Acting Director: Mitigation Programmes, 
City Sustainability Unit, 
Office of the Executive Mayor
                                                                                                Connect
(14:30) Sustainability Challenge: How does City of Tshwane create 
an enabling framework to achieve Low and Zero 
Carbon Buildings for all buildings and different 
types of typologies? 
- Sub-Context: As a C40 Partner the Capital City has
commintted to the C40 Cities South Africa Buildings Programme

(14:45) Introduction of green building design panel of experts

(15:00) Each panelist states their interpretation 
of the challenge and proposed solution (5 mins per speaker)

Facilitator: Mutsa Kajese (Ubuntu Lab Founder)

Panellists: 
Chilufya Lombe (Net Zero Energy); 
Lisa Reynolds (Green By Lways); 
Mokale Rasetlola (Electricity Integration); 
Jaishella Rajput (Circular Economy); 
Shameela Ebrahim (Innovative Finance Instruments); 
Shaun Slabber (Smart Grid), 
Llewellyn van Wyk (Transport); 
Vera Shaba (Green Buildings)
Manfred Braune (Executive Director Green 
Building Council South Africa)


                                                                                                  Create
(15:30) Each panelist hosts a break-away discussion with Green Café participants                                                                                 All Speakers
(16:00) Panelists present proposed solutions to client for feed backKedibone Modiselle
Thank you and Close Ms Songo Didiza
The Green Wall
Participant encouraged to write/draw their comments on single paper 
which will be compiled in the Call for Action to industry participants 
followed by light snacks and networking 
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Sustainabile Energy:
Lighting the way to sustainable energy in Africa 

Date: 6 June 2018
Venue: Onyx
Time: 14:00
Facilitator: Melissa Baird
SESSION 1: Understanding the emerging energy landscape

14:00

Welcoming:


Speaker: 

Cllr Darryl Moss, City of Tshwane

14:15

Topic:

“Energy Economics: Who wins and loses from SA’s changing energy mix?”
Speaker:
Prof. Roula Inglesi-Lotz, University of Pretoria and President of South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE)

14:35

Topic: 

"Are long-term petroleum assets worth the investment?"


Speaker:

Muzu Mkhize, Full-Time Regulator Member for Petroleum Pipeline Regulation, NERSA

14:55

Topic: 

"Building South Africa's new energy future: 
One that is inclusive, affordable, sustainable and an agent for positive change for all South Africans"


15:15 

TEA

SESSION 2: Urban Energy

15:30

Topic:

“Monitoring, Reporting and Verification: Reporting from the Covenant of Mayors Sub-Saharan Africa and Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy”

Speaker:

15:50

Topic: 


"ISO 50001 (Energy Management Standard): A Double Reward for Companies"


Speaker:


Faith Mkhacwa, NCPC-SA

16:10

Topic: 
 
"Supporting green economy start-ups in South Africa, challenges and opportunities: focus on the energy sector"

Speaker: 

Maloba Tshehla – Innovation Specialist, Climate Innovation Centre South Africa

SESSION 3: Competition and incentive

16:30

Panel Discussion:

“Protectionism or liberalization – which is the best choice for renewables sector in the long run? How to strike a balance between fair competition on the one hand, and incentives for companies to focus on development on the other hand, while gaining good returns on their investments?”

All speakers including Sibosiso Skosana, Commercial Director, Southern Africa Region, Conlog

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Sustainability in Mining:
Advancing sustainable and responsible mining in Africa

SESSION 1: Mending social contract between the mining industry and the people

14:00

Welcome

Speaker: 

Cllr Mike Mkhari, City of Tshwane

14:15

Topic: 

“Why the social contract between mining and society is broken and how to fix it” 

Speaker:

John Capel, Executive Director, Bench Marks Foundation

14:35

Topic: 

“Coming in from the margins: towards regulating the zama-zamas” 

Speaker:

David van Wyk, Mining Analyst

14:55

Topic:

Mining at the service of the community


Speaker:

Simon Lebohang Motia, Operations, Health and Safety Manager, Ncamiso Mining

15:15 

TEA

SESSION 2: Sustainable solutions from the mining industry

15:30

Topic: 

“ Managing mine water. Learning from the
past”

Speaker:

Dr Henk Coetzee, Council for Geosciences 

15:45

Topic: 

"Air quality in derelict and ownerless ines”

Speaker: 

 Dr Henk Coetzee, Council for Geosciences

16:00

TOPIC: 
"Mining at the crossroads: Sectoral
diversification to safeguard sustainable mining”

Speaker:

 Dr Willem de Lange, CSIR

16:16

Topic:
Challenges associated with mine waste
and this waste stream entering the circular
economy

Dr Lorren Haywood, CSIR

SESSION 3: Mining in context

16:30

Panel Discussion: 

“What is the role of mining in a sustainable, inclusive economy?”

All Speakers

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Sustainable water resource:
Converting scarcity into opportunity 

SESSION 1: Paradigm shift: Planning for long-term water resilience
Date: 7 June 2018
Venue: Crystal
Time: 09:00
Facilitator: Garth Barnes

09:00 

Welcome

Speaker:

Cllr Dikeledi Selowa, City of Tshwane

09:15 

Topic:

“Hydropocalypse 101: the nature of the catastrophe and what action can and must be taken now”

Speaker:
Dr Anthony Turton

09:35 

Topic:
 Good water governance: insight from the
Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment

Dr Jennifer Balatedi Molwantwa,
Executive Water Resource Management, InkomatiUsuthu
Catchment Management Agency

09:55

Topic:

“Building water governance capacity”

Speaker:
Anton Earle, Stockholm International Water Institute

10:15 

Topic:

“The impact of smart technology on the water sector”

Speaker:

Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO Water Research Council

10:35

TEA

SESSION 2: The role of private companies and citizens in promoting water resilience 

11:00

Topic:

“The new water landscape: a market viewpoint”

Speaker:

Benoît Le Roy, CEO of Water Shortage South Africa

11:20

Topic:
“Corporate water stewardship”

Speaker:
David Grant, Head of Sustainable Development: Africa Zone, AB InBev

11:40

Topic:

Maximising water efficiency in the construction industry

Speaker:

George de Sousa, Executive Africa for Inyatsi Construction group holdings

12:00 

Topic:

Building the case for private sector intervention in water supply

Speaker:

Raldo Kruger, Water Sector Desk Analyst, GreenCape

SESSION 3: Advice for leaders 

12:20 

Panel Discussion:

“How will the water market have to be regulated in order to promote water stewardship and ensure sustainable usage in the long term?”

All speakers

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Vision zero waste:
Converting waste into opportunity 

SESSION 1: Advancing the waste economy
Date: 7 June 2018
Venue: Onyx
Time: 09:00
Facilitator: Gordon Brown

09:00 

Welcome

Speaker:

Cllr Mike Mkhari, City of Tshwane

09:15

Topic:

Waste from a challenge to an opportunity for African cities

Speaker:

Marko Nokkala, Senior Sales Manager, Valmet South Africa

09:35

Topic:

“Challenges and opportunities in waste management”

Speaker:
Susan Oelofse, CSIR

09:55

Topic:
“How the Internet of Things will change the future of waste management in Africa”

 Nick Mannie, Aurecon

10:15 

PRESENTATION:

“Industrial symbiosis: converting waste streams into revenue flows”

Victor Manavhela, Regional Manager, National Cleaner Production Centre SA

10:35

TEA

SESSION 2: Waste and the City

11:00


Topic:
Financing models for solid waste - a global perspective

Speaker:

11:20

Topic:

Opportunities associated with the City of Tshwane’s new Waste Strategy

Speaker:
Mthobeli Kolisa, Group Head: Environment and Agricultural Management Services

11:40

Topic:

“Mapping waste value chains to identify opportunities to divert waste from landfill sites”

Speaker:
Dr. Jaisheila Rajput, CEO, TOMA-Now | Tomorrow Matters No

12:30

Audience Dialogue:

"What is your city currently doing to convert waste into opportunity? What are your opinions on what a zero-waste city should look like? ”

TBC

SESSION 3: Smart and Sustainable Future Mobility for Africa

12:30

Topic:

Is Africa ready to leap-frog into the circular economy?

All Speakers

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Agriculture and food security seminar

SESSION 1: Towards a more productive and resilient agriculture sector
Date: 7 June 2018
Venue: Garnet
Time: 09:00
Facilitator: Melissa Baird

09:00 

Welcome address

Speaker:

Cllr Sakkie Du Plooy, City of Tshwane

09:15

Topic: 

“Defending against drought: how can crops still thrive in a warmer world?”

Speaker:
Stephanie Midgley, Researcher and Project Manager in Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, University of Cape Town

09:35

Topic:

“Reflections from City Food Network"

Speaker:
Nachi Majoe, ICLEI Africa

09:55 

Topic:

“The smart green revolution: how Agritech is making agriculture more productive and climate resilient”

Timothy Willis, CFO, Aerobotics

10:15

Topic:

“Foundation of health: the role of healthy soil in climate resilient agriculture”

Garry Paterson, Agricultural Research Council

10:35

TEA

SESSION 2: The business of feeding the people

11:00

Topic:

“Getting to the roots of food security: the proactive implementation of rural Fresh Assembly Points”


Speaker: 

11:20 

Topic:

“Hope for the Eastern Cape: how a pro-society approach brought agriculture back to life” 

Speaker
Wandisile Makwabe, Head, Masisizane Fund Agribusiness and Flagship Initiative

11:40

Topic:

“Reality check: the striggle to farm in the shadow of unchecked urban development”

Speaker:
Nazeer Ahmed Sonday, Farmer and Member of teh PHA Campaign

12:00

Topic:
From the field to the plate: practical insights into integrating emerging farmers in the value chain

Speaker:
Mandla Nkomo, Managing Director, Solidaridad Southern Africa

SESSION3: Preparing Agriculture for the future

12:30

Topic:

“What investments are key to improving the agriculture industry?”

All Speakers

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Sustainable transport seminar:
Paving the road to sustainable urban mobility in Africa

Date: 7 June 2018
Venue: Emerald
Time: 09:00
Facilitator: Ashanti Mogosetsi (UNIDO)

SESSION 1: Key Strategies for transforming urban mobility

The Green Transport Strategy of South Africa aims to minimize the adverse impact of transport on the environment while addressing current and future transport demands based on sustainable development principles. The strategy promises to promote green mobility to ensure that the transport sector supports the achievement of green economic growth targets and protecting the environment. In light of the above statement, the implementation of such a strategy will be critical and all government spheres should seek to integrate urban mobility into public policy dialogue to strengthen the institutional framework for sustainable urban mobility in sustainable and resilient cities.  

09:00 

WELCOMING 

Speaker:

MMC Roads and Transport: Cllr Sheila-Lynn Senkubuge City of Tshwane

09:20

Topic:

“Green Transport Strategy for South Africa”

Speaker:
Bopang Khutsoane (DoT)

09:50

Panel Discussion:

“What has South Africa done so far in achieving sustainable mobility that is inclusive? What are the policy and regulatory challenges on national and local level slowing down sustainable transport development in South Africa? ”

Panelist:
Bopang Khutsoane (DoT), Laverne Dimitrov (DBSA), Angela Andrews (GDRT), Mehboob Babama (CoT), Daisy Dwango (CoJ)

10:50

TEA

SESSION 2: Showcasing Sustainability in South African Transport

Among the guiding principles of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the importance of strengthening mobility and sustainable urban transport. UNIDO’s Low-Carbon Transport Project in South Africa is a GEF funded initiative co-implemented by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). The Project aims to support policy enhancement in the transport sector and demonstrate sustainable mobility in South African cities. This session aims to showcase sustainability in the South African transport sector with a facilitated engagement with the audience to get a better understanding of the needs of African cities in developing sustainable and inclusive urban mobility.

11:20

Topic:

Showcasing Low-Carbon Transport in South Africa


Speaker:

Maletlabo Handel (UNIDO)

11:40

Topic:

“Demand Driven and Sustainable Public Transportation” 

Speaker:
Louise Naude (WWF)

12:00

Audience Dialogue:

What is your city currently doing to combat the effects of climate change, urbanisation and urban population growth? What are your opinions on what a smart city should look like? Is Africa ready to leap-frog into sustainable, energy efficient and clean mobility?

Facilitator: Conrad Kassier (UNIDO)

13:00

LUNCH

SESSION 3: Smart and Sustainable Future Mobility for Africa

The new mobility paradigm should be shared, electric and connected. This session looks into future African Smart Cities. What radical changes are required to design sustainable alternatives to the current developments for growing cities that are unstainable in terms of congestion, energy consumption, air pollution and global warming? We explore alternatives in the way we design urban environments and the way we move people in the city. 

14:00 

Topic:

"The Vision of a Future African Smart City"

Carel Snyman  

14:20

Topic:

“Mobility as a Transport Service”

Speaker:
Justin Coetzee (GoMetro)

14:40

Topic: 

“Looking at the Benefits of Electrifying Mobility”

Speaker:
Hiten Parmar (uYilo)

15:00

Topic:

“How can strategic transportation policies help create connected and sustainable mobility?”

Speaker:

Winstone Jordaan (GridCars)

15:20

Topic:

Closing remarks and Vote of Thanks

Speaker:

Cllr Elmarie Linde, City of Tshwane

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YOUTH AND GREEN ECONOMY DIALOGUE & HACKATHON SESSION

Date: 05 - 07 June 2018
Venue: Amber
Time: 08:30 to 16:00

They say that smart is the new green. What careers will the smart, sustainable city offer its citizens? The time to chart your smart career path is now. The Youth and the Green Economy Seminar provides a global view of the way in which skills development in the smart, green economy is progressing, and examines the opportunities available in the vital fields of renewable energy, water and waste management, industrial design, engineering, manufacturing, project management, and tourism and hospitality.

Day 1 - 05 June 2018  
DAY 1 AND 2 PROGRAMME 05-06 JUNE 2018 YOUTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE

MC Silindile Zulu and Goodwin Mabusela

08:00

REGISTRATION AND TEA

09:00 

Welcome and opening

Speaker:

Ms Pearl Maponya

09:05

Topic:

Programme format

Speaker:
Dr Michael Magondo

09:15

Topic:

Pre-pitch dry-run

Speaker:

WIBC

13:00

Topic:

Pitching session and first round selection

Speaker: WIBC

08:00 

DAY 2

REGISTRATION AND TEA

09:00

Welcoming and opening

Speaker:

Mr Isaiah Engelbrecht

09:05

Topic:

Programme format

Speaker:

Dr Michael Magondo

09:15 

Topic:

Solution pitch session & evaluation

Speaker:
WIBC

Day 3: Youth and Green Economy Dialogue

MC Silindile Zulu & Goodwin Mabusela

08:00 

Day 3 

REGISTRATION AND TEA

09:00 

Welcome and opening

Speaker:

Mrs Amelia Pad & Mr Sipho Nxasane

09:05

Topic:

Opening Remarks

Speaker:

CoT: MMC

09:25

Topic:
The role of youth in energy sector through sustainable programmes 


Speaker:
Ms Lungile Mashele (DBSA)

09:40

Topic:

Q&A

Speaker:

Youth interaction with Speaker

09:45

TEA

09:55 

Topic:

The role of youth in the green economy sector through sustainable recycling and repurposing programmes 

Speaker:
Ms Kelebogile Pega (Keglope Investments)

10:10 

Topic:

Q&A

Speaker:

Youth interaction with speaker

10:15

Topic:

The role of youth in entrepreneurship for sustainable development 

Speaker:
Mr Isaiah Engelbrecht

10:30

Topic:

Q&A

Speaker:

Youth interaction with Speaker

10:35

Topic:

Innovative solutions for communities by young people


Speaker:

Mr Abel Mukwevho

10:50

Topic:

Q&A

Speaker:

Youth interaction with Speaker

10:55

Topic:

Theme:Building a sustainable career


Speaker:

Thabang Mabapa, Brand SA/Brand SA / Red Bull Amaphiko

11:10

Topic:

Q&A

Speaker:

Youth interaction with Speaker

11:25

Topic:

To be announced at the seminar

Speaker:

Shamiso Kumbirai,Young Civil Engineer, Aurecon

11:40

Topic:

Q&A

Speaker:

Youth interaction with Speaker

11:55

Topic:

To be announced at seminar

Speaker:

Khanyisile Chaba, Head of Responsible Business, Old Mutual

12:10

Topic:
Q&A

Speaker:

Youth interaction with Speaker

12:25

Youth Dialogue

13:00

LUNCH

14:00

Topic:

FabLab Pitch explosion

Speaker:

MC: Primrose Mokone and Thandiwe Maibelo

15:30 

Topic:

Certification and Award ceremony

FabLab
Tshwane Innovation Challenge
Eco-Warriors

Speaker: MMC (tbc)

16:00

Topic:

Closing

Speaker:
Mr Isaiah Engelbrecht

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Responsible Tourism Dialogue: Paving the Road to Sustainable Urban Mobility in Africa

Date: 7 June 2018
Venue: Ruby
Time: 09:00
Facilitator:Caroline Ungersbock

9:30

Welcome and introduction

Speaker:
Caroline Ungersbock, Founder, Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme

09:50

Topic:
Keynote address

Speaker:
Cllr Derrick Kissoonduth, City of Tshwane

10:10

Topic:
Responsible tourism: Progress in South Africa

Speaker:
Bekithemba Langalibalele, Director, Responsible Tourism (NDT)

10:30

Topic:
Sustainable tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals

Speaker:
Caroline Ungersbock, Founder, Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme

10:50

Topic:
Township tourism with a twist

Speaker:
Siphiwe Ngwenya, Founder, Maboneng Township Experience

11:10

Topic:
TFPD Events : The role of public sector stakeholders

Speaker:
Glynn O'Leary, Founder/ CEO, Transfrontier Parks Destinations

11:30

Topic:
To be announced at seminar

Speaker:
Litha Ncokazi, CEO, Art Versatile

11:50

Topic:
Closing Remarks

Speaker:
Dr Niki Glen - Founder Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme

12:00

NETWORKING AND LUNCH

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Green Building and Infrastructure Conference

Date: 7 June 2018
Venue: Diamond
Time: 08:00-17:00
Facilitator: Llewelyn van Wyk

09:00 

Welcome and introduction

Speaker:

Cllr Randall Williams, City of Tshwane

09:10

Topic:

“Blade Runner 2049: Setting the Scene”

Speaker:
Llewellyn van Wyk

09:30

Topic:

Keynote Address:

The Green Book: Settlement design guidelines for climate change adaptation in South Africa

Speaker:

Willemien van Niekerk

10:00

Topic:

Keynote address:

C40 South African Buildings Efficiency Programme

Speaker:

Stanley Nyanyirai

10:30

TEA

11:00

Topic:
Passive Design Principles in South Africa

Speaker

Dr. Dirk Conradie

11:30

Topic:

Green Building: a contractor’s perspective

Speaker:
Mark Fugard - Concor 

11:50

Topic:

Water Efficiency

Speaker:

Bongi Maposa

12:10

Topic:

Sustainable material resource use

Speaker:
Naalamkai Ampofo-Anti

12:30

LUNCH

13:30

Topic:

From green building to green precincts

Speaker: 
Martin Smith

13:50

Topic:

Smart green transport infrastructure

Speaker:

Jack van der Merwe

14:10

Topic:

ClayBrick, a star performer in sustainability

Speaker:

Nico Mienie, ClayBrick Association board member and MD Algo Brick

14:30 

Topic:
Current and future views of implementing infrastructure

Speaker:
Tommy Strydom

14:50

Topic:

Project environmental planning

Speaker:

Bruce Paul

15:20

TEA

15:40

Topic:

A roadmap to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the Public Sector

Speaker:

Songo Didiza

16:00

Topic:

Nothing but flowers....landscape and the city

Speaker: Graham Young

16:20

Topic:
Smart places

Speaker:
Llewellyn van Wyk

16:40 

Topic:

Summary & Closure

Speaker:

Llewellyn van Wyk