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Workshop on Achieving Energy Security in Asia: Diversification, Cooperation and Renewable Energy

Event | 22 - 23 October 2019 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Time of event

Day 1: 09:00–18:00
Day 2: 10:00–16:30

Background

Energy security is a growing challenge for developing Asian economies, particularly in Central Asia. Economies in the region are often dependent on energy imports and vulnerable to price volatility, lack financial subsidies or incentives for energy development, have limited access to new energy technologies, and require a more skilled energy labor force.

Co-organized with the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, this workshop will examine energy security and its challenges in Central Asia and other Asian regions as well as strategies for enhancing energy security at a domestic and regional level. The focuses will include renewable energy development and diversification of energy supplies, intra-regional cooperation, and community-based financing of new energy projects.

The workshop is based on the new ADBI book Achieving Energy Security in Asia: Diversification, Integration and Policy Implication and will feature the authors who will present their key findings and ideas. It will conclude with a book launch and panel discussion with the editors.

Objectives
  • Build understanding of energy security challenges and opportunities in Central Asia and developing Asian more broadly
  • Promote policy solutions and approaches for enhancing regional energy security
Participants
  • 18 senior government officials from 9 Central Asian countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, the People’s Republic of China, and Tajikistan
  • Experts from academia and international organizations
Output
  • Dialogue and network building between policy officials and experts
  • Presentation materials will be uploaded on the ADBI website
How to register

By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI.

Partner

CAREC Institute