Pioneered by Eenovators Limited, World Energy Day was celebrated for the 2nd time in Kenya on 16th -22nd October 2017.
World Energy Day Activities
The following constituted the World Energy Day 2017
- WED Conference
- WED Webinar
- WED Student innovation challenge
- WED School talks
- WED Twitter Chats
- Press Interviews
- World Energy Day Conference
The theme of the WED conference was “The Future of Energy in Africa: The Sustainability Agenda”
Invited Key note Speakers were:
Nyaradzai Chiwaye – The Role of Energy in the Corporate Sustainability Agenda: Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Resilience
Dr. Job Mogire – Unpacking the Six Vital Human Needs and their Impact on Your Success
World Energy Day Webinar
WED webinar was held on the 19th October from 11am-12 noon. The speaker was Andrew Githaiga- Head of Regional Lending EA and he spoke on the topic of Available financing Options for Renewable Energy Projects in East Africa.
World Energy Day Student Innovation challenge
WED Student Innovation challenge kicked off on 3rd -16th October
Engineering/ non-Engineering students were to come up with a Clean Energy Innovation Challenge by uploading a video pitch and sharing it on twitter with the #WorldEnergyDayKe 2017
Video challenges from different universities were uploaded on Eenovators twitter handle by students from Moi, Egerton, Jaramogi and JKUAT Universities
The Prizes for the best students included:
- Winner- 50,000
- 1st runners up – 25,000
- 2nd runners up – 15,000
The judges for the student innovation challenge were;
Nekesa Were – Director of platform services @iHub
Andy Amadi – Certified Energy manager and Chemical and Process Engineer
Harry Karanja – Founder Genius Executive
The judges are still looking for the best innovation challenge thus the winning student is yet to be announced.
WED Twitter chat
There were 3 live twitter chats for WED 2017.
The first was held on the 16th October 2017 from 11 am to 1pm and the topic was What does energy mean to you
The second was held on 18th October 2017 from at 11 am and the topic was Things to implement that will save on energy at home, in offices and factories
To wind up WED twitter chat the third was held on 24th October from 2pm – 3 pm and the topic was Know your solar: Everything you need to know about Solar Hot Water and Solar PV
The speaker was Chris Mbori CEO Eenovators
WED School talks
Three schools were identified for the WED talks;
- Riruta satellite Education Center – 18th October at 4pm
- Agape Hope Schools – 16th October at 3.30 pm
- St. Dorcas Education Center – 21st October at 11 pm
The World Energy Day celebrations in Kenya were created high impact awareness of Energy Conservation and Sustainability in the region.