, with the support of the Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO
), will hold the last of its Subregional Workshops in Support of Institutional Capacity Development for Energy Efficiency in the Asia-Pacific region
, in Bangkok, Thailand from 19 to 20 April. The subregional workshop will focus on South-East Asian countries. Organized by the Energy Security and Water Resources Section of the ESCAP Environment and Development Division, it follows subregional workshops in Thimphu, Bhutan and Almaty, Kazakhstan for South and Central Asian countries, respectively. The subregional workshops have been organized in collaboration with SAARC
(South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Energy Centre for South Asia, Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) for Central Asia, and the ASEAN
(Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Centre for Energy for South-East Asia, respectively. The workshops are designed to review the achievements of the ESCAP-KEMCO project on strengthening institutional capacity for energy efficiency over the past one and a half years, keeping in mind the lessons learned and best practices related to the unique situation in each subregion, and to devise possible follow-up national and subregional activities.
The findings and recommendations of the three subregional workshops, including possible project proposals will be presented to a regional workshop from 21 to 22 April, to be held in Bangkok. The regional workshop is expected to be attended by various multilateral financing institutions, United Nations bodies and other international organizations to discuss possible synergy of regional efforts on energy efficiency. More details can be obtained at: