"Sustainable Energetics and Water"
9-13 September 2019, Kigali, Rwanda

Jointly organized by

  • African Network for Solar Energy(ANSOLE)(
  • Bridging Africa, Latin America and Europe on Water and Renewable Energies Applications (
  • Ifatizo Organisation
  • University of Rwanda, College of Science and Technology , Kigali (
  • Mobisol Rwanda Ltd- Kimihurura, Gasabo Kigali (
  • ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research, UR,Kigali, Rwanda (


St. Etienne Guesthouse Kigali, UR-CST Kigali & Mobisol Rwanda Ltd Kigali.



Abstract submission: 15 August 2019

Early bird registration deadline: 15 August 2019


Organizing Committee

Prof. Daniel A. M. Egbe, Coordinator of ANSOLE & BALEWARE, ANSOLE e.V. Jena, Germany

Prof. Nelson Ijumba, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Rwanda

Prof. Reinhold Lang, Director of IPMT, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Prof. Carla Puglia, International Science Programme, University of Uppsala, Uppsala Sweden

Prof. Etienne Ntagwirumugara, Director of ACE-ESD, CST-UR, Kigali

Prof. Umaru Garba Wali, Dean of School of Engineering, UR, Kigali

Dr. Omololu Akin-Ojo, interim Director of ICTP-EAIFR, CST-UR, Kigali, Rwanda

Dr Charles Kabiri, College of Science & Technology, UR, Kigali

Mr Didace Bizumuremyi, Ifatizo Organisation, Kigali, Rwanda

Mr. Emmanuel Uwineza, Ifatizo Organisation, Kigali, Rwanda

Mr. Eric Uwintwari, CST-UR & Ifatizo Organization, Kigali, Rwanda

Mr Patrick Mugabo, Mobisol Rwanda Ltd, Kigali, Rwanda

Mr. Evariste Ndabanye, Mobisol Rwanda Ltd, Kigali, Rwanda

Mr Arnaud Mbakouop, ANSOLE Cameroon & CPF Bandjoun, Cameroon

Ms Nancy Wendy Hissendj, ANSOLE Cameroon, Douala, Cameroon 


Scientific Committee

Prof. Nelson M. Ijumba, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Rwanda

Prof. Daniel A. M. Egbe, Coordinator of ANSOLE & BALEWARE, ANSOLE e.V., Jena, Germany

Prof. Etienne Ntagwirumugara, Director of ACE-ESD, CST-UR, Kigali

Prof. Carla Puglia, University of Uppsala, Uppsala Sweden

Prof. Umaru Garba Wali, University of Rwanda, Kigali

Prof. Kasim Isah Uthman, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Prof. Johnson Oyero, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Dr. Robinson Juma Musembi, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. Mathias Bashehu, University of Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi

Prof. Kgabi Nnenesi, North West University, Mahikeng, South Africa

Prof. George Manyali, Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology, Kakamega, Kenya

Dr. Victor Odari, Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology, Kakamega, Kenya

Dr. Collins Ateba, North West University, Mahikeng, South Africa


Aims and scope

Just like ANSOLE DAYS 2018, this event will combine scientific lectures and training on photovoltaics. All topics related to sustainable energetics and water (scientific, technological, economic and societal aspects) are welcome. Training on PV systems will be done theoretically and practically using the facilities of MOBISOL Rwanda Ltd, located in the vicinity of Kigali. Participants are requested to bring along their laptops having excel program for PV theoretical training.


Company Presentation, Exhibition and Promotion

The scope of the conference targets practical solutions to real world problems in the fields of sustainable energetics and clean water. Therefore, we welcome table top presentations, information flyers included in the handouts or presentations in the abstract booklet presenting such solutions from companies and research organizations from Europe, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere. The fees for company presentation range from 300€ to 600€ depending on the level of presentation. This is valid for companies and research organizations which are not sponsors. Please contact the ANSOLE Coordinator for any arrangement (


Registration fees

Type of participant*

Before deadline 

After deadline 

Non-African participant

450 Euro

500 Euro

African participant

300 Euro

350 Euro

Active ANSOLE member (non-African)**

300 Euro

350 Euro

Active ANSOLE member (African)

250 Euro

300 Euro

African student

150 Euro

200 Euro

African student (active ANSOLE member)* 

100 Euro

150 Euro

Tabletop presentation

1000 Euro

1100 Euro


* All accompanying persons pay 25% less.
** Active members are those who support ANSOLE by paying the yearly due of 20 €, 30€ or 50€.


The registration fee includes training, two coffee breaks and a lunch each day picking at the airport, conference booklet, certificate of participation and transportation to the Mobisol facilities.


After 15 th of August 2019 persons interested to participate should contact directly the main organizer Prof. Daniel Egbe by sending an email to!


Participants outside Rwanda can transfer their participation fee at:


Name of the bank: Sparkasse Jena-SHK,

Name of recipient: ANSOLE e.V.,

IBAN: DE52 8305 3030 0018 0256 68


Reference: ANSOLE DAYS 2019_Name of Participant

Participants from Rwanda can pay on the spot during the event. This is also possible for foreign participants who have indicated this option during the registration process.


Venue and Travel Information

Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences as one of sub-Saharan countries and remarkable country in the world. It has a size of 26,338 square kilometres with a population of over 11millions.Its capital city is Kigali. Constantly working to ensure Rwandans can live in sustainable harmony with the environment, with a clean and green mindset, Rwanda banned plastic bags in 2008, Rwanda is possibly the cleanest in Africa thanks to efforts throughout every community.

Rwanda is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains. Warm and friendly, Rwandans are also respectful and thoughtful. The local language is Kinyarwanda and English is mostly used although French is also used.

Rwanda has an excellent mobile phone network covering almost the entire country, and international calls can be made easily. Its time zone is Central African Time (CAT) – GMT +2 hours. Temperature range between 24-27 degree Celsius which makes it a great destination to visit all year around.

As Rwanda is the most known for The Volcanoes National Park fall on one side of the Virunga Massif, home to mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and much more an optional visit to the parks can be organized for participants who are interested at their own cost. Great museums are also available that depict the History of Rwanda such as King’s Palace, Ethnographic Museum, Kigali Genocide Memorial and Rwanda Art Museum.

Please indicate your interest during registration.

For more information please visit



As of 1st January 2018, nationals of all countries receive a visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders. The visa application fees vary between 30-50 USD. Applicants should have a valid passport or another acceptable travel document. The document must have a validity of at least six months on the day of entry into Rwanda.

Visas can be applied for before departure, by submitting an application online, with the option to pay online or upon arrival. Alternatively applications can be submitted at the Rwanda Diplomatic Missions of the country of residence.


Always have a ball pen ready with you on the plane as you will need it to fill in the entry form to be handed to the border police.



It is imperative to be vaccinated against yellow fever at least ten days before travel date. Any other vaccination may be advised by your local healthcare provider, Medication against malaria is also advisable prior to travelling. Vaccination cards may be controlled at the airports and borders. For more info, please visit


How to get to Kigali

Your flight destination is Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda .Airlines servicing Kigali International Airport are: RwandAir, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines... From the Kigali International Airport, you should arrange your transport to your Hotel.

The conference organizers will arrange the transport from Kigali airport to the accommodation.



All foreign participants will be lodged at the Anglican St. Etienne Guesthouse Kigali Diocese (KN7, Avenue 57 Kigali, Rwanda, Tel: +250 788 847 592 (WhatsApp), Email:  The price of a single room or twin room (not self-contained!) is 15000 RWF without breakfast, while that of a double room (self-contained)is 30000 RWF without breakfast. Breakfast costs 3000 RWF.



Wi-Fi will be provided at free of charge at the St. Etienne Guesthouse.

The language of communication during the event is English.


Call for sponsors

Sponsorship is welcome in order to financially facilitate the organization of the event. The event offers a great visibility of the sponsoring entities. In order to obtain a donation receipt (Spendenquitting) for tax reduction purposes donors are requested to donate to:

Name of the bank: Sparkasse Jena-SHK, Name of recipient: ANSOLE e.V., IBAN: DE52 8305 3030 0018 0256 68,  BIC/SWIFT:  HELADEF1JEN,  Reference:  ANSOLE DAYS 2019_Name  of Sponsor. Contact: Prof. Daniel A. M. E



7th-9th of September 2019: Arrival of foreign participants and lodging at the St. Etienne Guesthouse Kigali Diocese.


Tuesday, 10th September 2019 (Venue: ICTP-EAIFR, UR-CST)


Registration & Payment of Registration Fee: Ms Nancy Hissendj & Prof. Daniel A. M. Egbe


Chairperson: Dr. Omololu Akin-Ojo, ICTP-EAIFR


Welcome addresses by Organizers

-Prof. Philip Cotton, Vice Chancellor, University of Rwanda,

-Prof. Daniel A. M. Egbe, ANSOLE e.V., Jena, Germany

-Representative of Ifatizo Organisation, Kigali, Rwanda

-Representative of Mobisol Rwanda Ltd


In Africa we trust. Why do we trust Africa?/ Dipl.Psych. El Hadj Samuel B. D. Som , Som Praxis, Bonn Germany

Session I

Water related topics/ Chairperson: Prof. Johnson O. Oyero


Water in Sustainable Development/ Prof. Umaru Garba Wali, UR-CST, Kigali, Rwanda


Light coffee, tea and water break/Group photograph


Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes-Silver Nanoparticles Composites for the Adsorption of Cu, Pb, Fe and Zn from Mine Wastewater/Prof. Kasim Uthman Isah, Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State, Nigeria


Characterisation of Vibrio species from surface and drinking water sources and assessment of the bio-control potentials of their species-specific bacteriophages/ Prof. Collins Njie Ateba, North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa


Process intensification in the removal of bacterial pathogens slaughterhouse wastewater using innovative solar photocatalysis/ Dr. Sadou Dalhatou, University of Maroua, Cameroon


Effective Strategies by Rwanda Government to Improve Waste Management in Kigali City /Mr Didace Bizumuremyi, Ifatizo Organization, Kigali, Rwanda


Lunch break & networking

Session II

Sustainable Energetics/ Chairperson: Prof. Kasim U. Isah


Enhanced Performance of Sb2S3 Mesoscopic Sensitized Solar Cells Employing TiO2:Nb Compact Layer/ Dr. Benjamin Victor Odari, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya

15.00 -15.30

Analysis of Sunshine Duration Data Using Two-parameter Weibull Distributions/ Prof. Mathias Bashahu, University of Burundi,


DFT Study of structural stabilityand related properties of nickel phosphide/Prof. George Simiyu Manyali, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya


Coffee, tea and water break


 Method of converting standard mobile phone chargers into rechargeable solar-powered LED bulbs/Arnaud Nzendjang Mbakouop, Centre Polyvalent de Formation, Mbouo-Bandjoun, Cameroon


Service learning and Energy Efficiency in Renewable Energy/

Alain Bertrand Temgoua,University of Kinshasa(UNIKIN)


Unraveling Green Information Technology Systems as a Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Game-Changer/Katundu Imasiku,University of Rwanda (ACE-ESD, UR)


Indigenous knowledge and sustainable development in the African continent /Monicca Thulisile Bhuda, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science; Indigenous Knowledge Systems Centre, North-West university, Mafikeng, South African


Networking and end of the 1st event day!


Walking back to the St. Etienne Guesthouse

 Wednesday 11th of September 2019 (Venue: ICTP-EAIFR, UR-CST)


Registration/ Ms Nancy Wendy Hissendj


General Situation of Energy Production and Consumption in Africa/Daniel A. M. Egbe , ANSOLE e.V. Jena, Germany. Email:


Interactive Teaching &Training on PV systems / Arnaud Mbakouop


Light coffee, tea and water break


Interactive Teaching &Training on PV systems / Arnaud Mbakouop


Lunch break and networking


Interactive Teaching &Training on PV systems / Arnaud Mbakouop


Coffee, tea and water break


Interactive Teaching &Training on PV systems / Arnaud Mbakouop


Networking and end of the 2nd event day


Thursday, 12th of September 2019 (Venue: ICTP-EAIFR, UR-CST & Mobisol Rwanda Ltd)


Registration/ Ms Nancy Wendy Hissendj


Interactive Teaching &Training on PV systems / Arnaud Mbakouop

(+ short light coffee break in between)


Lunch Break


Bus travel to Mobisol Rwanda facilities


Welcome address and general introduction of Mobisol and its services in Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania by the country´s representative or his colleague

14.30 -17.00

Training at Mobisol/ Arnaud Mbakouop + Mobisol coworker (in between short water/coffee break)


Bus travel back to Guesthouse


Conference Dinner+ Award of certificates of participation and gifts/ closing words from Dr. Gatare (Principal UR-CST), Mobisol, Ifatizo, EAIFR, and ANSOLE. (Venue: Guesthouse or KCEV Tent)


End of ANSOLE DAYS 2019


Friday, 13th of September 2019: Free day for sightseeing, shopping and other activities

13th-16th of September 2019: International guests travel back home.


The financial support of the International Science Programme of the Uppsala University in Sweden and of the Institute  of Polymeric Materials and Testing of JKU Linz, Austria is acknowledged

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