Saturday, 27 October 2012

Special Report: West African Power Pool Meetings Hold Oct. 29th –Nov. 2nd, 2012


"The West African Power Pool (WAPP) was created by Decision A/DEC.5/12/99 during the 22nd Summit of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Governement in order to address the issue of power supply deficiency within West Africa.

The West African Power Pool was guided by a Steering Committee comprising Energy Ministers of ECOWAS Member States, supported by a Project Implementation Committee, comprising Managing Directors of Members States utilities and Technical and Institutional Working Groups.

The 29th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS Member States held in Niamey January 2006, adopted the Articles of Agreement establishing the new WAPP Organisation by Decision A/DEC.18/01/06 on 12 January 2006.

The same meeting granted the status of a Specialised Institution of ECOWAS to WAPP, by Decision A/DEC.20/01/06.

The Articles of Agreement was officially signed at the first Inaugural General Assembly Meeting, held in Cotonou on the 6th July 2006.

On the 5th July 2006, the Headquarters Agreement between the Republic of Benin and WAPP Secretariat was signed. WAPP Secretariat is temporarily located in the premises of CEB in Cotonou , Republic of Benin."



Meetings Venue: Transcorp Hilton Hotel. Abuja, Nigeria.

Meetings Schedules: 
Joint Opening Ceremony of the Organizational Committees
08:30 Arrival of Delegates
09:00 Welcome Remarks - Chief Executive Officer of TCN
09:10 Opening Remarks – Secretary General of WAPP
09:20 Group Photo
09:30 Coffee Break
1. Individual Meeting of the Organizational Committees

i. Meeting of the Engineering and Operating Committee (EOC)

09:45 Brief Introduction - Chairman EOC
09:55 Adoption of Agenda
10:00 Nomination of Rapporteurs
10:15 Presentation of the Activity Report of the ICC Department – Director ICC
10:30 Presentation of the EOC 2012 Activity Report – Chairman EOC
10:45 Discussions
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Preparation of Meeting Report
16:00 Coffee Break
16:15 Consideration & adoption of Meeting Report
17:00 End of Day 1
ii. Meeting of the Strategic Planning and Environmental Committee (SPEC)

09:45 Brief Introduction - Chairman SPEC
09:55 Adoption of Agenda
10:00 Nomination of Rapporteurs
10:15 Presentation of the SPEC 2012 Activity Report – Chairman SPEC
10:30 Presentation of the Activity Report of the PIPES Department – Ag.Director PIPES
10:45 Discussions
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Preparation of Meeting Report
16:00 Coffee Break
16:15 Consideration & adoption of Meeting Report
17:00 End of Day 1
iii. Meeting of the Finance Committee (FC)

09:45 Brief Introduction - Chairman FC
09:55 Adoption of Agenda
10:00 Nomination of Rapporteurs
10:05 Consideration and adoption of:
Ø Charter of Internal Audit
Ø Amendment to the WAPP Financial Regulation Manual

11:30 Discussions
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Preparation of the FC 2012 Activity Report
16:00 Coffee Break
16:15 Consideration & adoption of the FC 2012 Activity Report
17:00 End of Day 1 2


iv. Meeting of the Human Resource and Governance Committee (HRGC)

09:45 Brief Introduction - Chairman HRGC
09:55 Adoption of Agenda
10:00 Nomination of Rapporteurs
10:05 Consideration & Adoption:
Ø Disaster Recovery Plan

11:30 Discussions
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Preparation of the HRGC 2012 Activity Report
16:00 Coffee Break
16:15 Consideration & adoption of the HRGC 2012 Activity Report
17:00 End of Day 1
October 30th, 2012- Joint Meeting of the WAPP Organizational Committees
08:30 Arrival of Delegates
09:00 Nomination of the Joint Meeting Chairman and Rapporteurs
09:10 Adoption of Agenda
09:15 Coffee Break
09:30 Presentation:
Ø EOC 2012 Activity Report – Chairman EOC
Ø SPEC 2012 Activity Report – Chairman SPEC
Ø FC 2012 Activity Report – Chairman FC
Ø HRGC 2012 Activity Report – Chairman HRGC

10:30 Discussions
12:30 Preparation of the Joint Meeting Report
13:30 Lunch Break
14:30 Preparation & Finalisation of the Joint Meeting Report
15:30 Adoption of the Joint Meeting Report
16:00 Closing Ceremony
 Presentation of the Joint Meeting Report
 Closing Remarks –Chief Executive Officer TCN

19:00 Cocktail Party
November 1st, 2012- 22nd Coordination Meeting of the WAPP Donors
08:45 Arrival of Participants
09:00 Opening Ceremony
Ø Opening Remarks– Chairman of the WAPP Executive Board

09:10 Adoption of Agenda
09:15 Group Photo / Coffee Break
09:30 Consideration & adoption of the Aide-Mémoire of the 21th Donors Coordination Mtg
09:45 Presentation on:
Ø WAPP 2012 -2015 Business Plan
Ø Status on the preparation and implementation of WAPP Priority Projects
Ø Status on the development of the WAPP Information and Coordination Centre

11:00 Discussions
12:00 Funding requests
12:30 Statement by Donors / Closing
13:00 Lunch Break 3

November 1st, 2012 –19th Meeting of the WAPP Executive Board
13:45 Arrival of Board Members installation des dljl;jjporélégués
14:00 Opening Ceremony
Ø Opening Remarks – Chairman of the WAPP Executive Board

14:10 Adoption of Agenda
14:15 Coffee Break / Group Photo
14:30 Consideration & adoption of the followings:
Ø Report of the 18th Meeting of the Executive Board
Ø 2012 Activity Report of the Secretary General of WAPP
Ø Report and Recommendations of the Joint Meeting of the WAPP Organizational Committees
Ø Memorandum on membership of new members: CIE,GTG Energy Limited and CENIT Energy Limited
Ø The Draft Agenda of the Seventh Session of the WAPP General Assembly

16:00 Any Other Business
16:30 Signing of Resolutions and Recommendations
17:00 Closing
19:30 Dinner
November 2nd, 2012 – 7th Session of the WAPP General Assembly
9.00 Arrival of Participants
10.00 Opening Ceremony
Ø Welcome Remarks - Chief Executive Officer of TCN
Ø Remarks – Secretary General of WAPP
Ø Remarks - Representative Donors Community

------------------------------Interlude ------------------
Ø Remarks – Chairman of WAPP Board
Ø Remarks - President of the ECOWAS Commission

------------------------------Interlude ------------------
Ø Opening Remarks – Honourable Minister of Power of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

10.30 Group Photo / Coffee Break
10.45 Adoption of Agenda
11.00 Consideration & adoption of the followings:
Ø Report of the 6th Session of the General Assembly held in Lomé on 29 October 2011
Ø 2012 Activity Report of the Secretary General of WAPP
Ø Recommendations of the 18th Meeting of the WAPP Executive Board:
o WAPP 2012 – 2015 Business Plan
o Transition of WAPP ICC to Regional System Operator
Ø Resolution of the 17th Meeting of the Executive Board on the renewal of tenure of the Secretary General of WAPP
Ø Recommendations of the 19th Meeting of the WAPP Executive Board:
o Membership of CIE, GTG Energy Limited and CENIT Energy Limited

13:00 Presentation of WAPP 2011 Financial Statements
13.15 Any Other Business
o Hosting of the 8th Session of the WAPP General Assembly

13.30 Signing of the Decisions of the 7th Session of the General Assembly
13.45 Appointment of a new Chairman of the WAPP Executive Board and General Assembly
14:00 Closing Ceremony
Ø Final Communiqué – New Chairman of the WAPP Executive Board

14.30 Lunch Break
20.00 Diner Gala

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