Ashden Conference 2011

With over 240 delegates attending and 13 partners joining our winners in an exhibition, the 2011 Ashden Awards Conference was a busy and informative event. In addition to films, presentations and Q&A sessions with this year’s winners, there were also panel debates on the Green Deal and provision of clean energy for the poor across the world. The links below allow you to review the films and presentations in the order they were given.

Download programme

Session 1

Keynote address

Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director, Forum for the Future

UK finalist films and discussion

Chair: Jonathon Porritt
• Fiona Ward, Project Director, Transition Town Totnes
• Mark Stead, Project Manager, Severn Wye Energy Agency
• Paul Allen, External Relations Director, Centre for Alternative Technology

View film

Session 2

UK finalist films and discussion

Chair: Jonathon Porritt
• Ewan Bent, Commercial Director, Midlands Wood Fuel
• Paul Ciniglio, Sustainability and Innovation Manager, Radian

View film

Session 3

Debate: Green Deal – a recipe for success?

Chaired by Jonathon Porritt
• Christoph Harwood, Marksman Consulting
• Dan Monzani, DECC
• David Hall, Behaviour Change
• Abigail Burridge, Local Government Association
• David Adams, Willmott Dixon

View film

Session 4

Welcome and introduction to the afternoon

Madeleine Bunting, Associate Editor, The Guardian

Keynote address

Stephen O’Brien MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development

International finalist films and discussion

Chair: Madeleine Bunting
Pankaj Patel, President, Abellon CleanEnergy – view slides
Suraj Wahab Ologburo, CEO, Toyola Energy – view slides
Qayum Ali Shah, Senior Programme Manager, Aga Khan Planning & Building Service, Pakistan – view slides

View film

Session 5

International finalist films and discussion

Chair: Madeleine Bunting
Gyanesh Pandey, CEO, Husk Power – view slides
Andrew Tanswell, CEO, ToughStuff International – view slides

View film

Session 6

Discussion: What is the future for local clean energy for the poor?

Chaired by Madeleine Bunting
• Steven Hunt, Practical Action
• Mike Mason, founder of Climate Care
• Matthew Lockwood, Institute of Development Studies
• Audrey Selian, Rianta Capital

View film