Pilot countries

ESCAP is working with three pilot countries – Bangladesh, Georgia and Indonesia to understand the diversity of energy situations in the Asia-Pacific region and consult policymakers to assess the needs for support to enable governments make appropriate policy decisions.


Bangladesh
The first consultation and engagement mission held in Dhaka during 13-15 November 2018 in collaboration with the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Several meetings were held with policymakers across government ministries and agencies, including the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA). A stakeholder consultation workshop was conducted on 15 November 2018 at BUET to discuss the objectives of NEXSTEP and identify nationally relevant technologies and policies for SDG7 and NDC.


Georgia
The first consultation and engagement mission held in Tbilisi during 13-15 February 2019 in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development (MOESD). Several meetings were held with policymakers across government ministries and agencies. A stakeholder consultation workshop was conducted on 14 February 2019 at MOESD to discuss the objectives of NEXSTEP and identify nationally relevant technologies and policies for SDG7 and NDC.

Speakers, including the Deputy Minister of MOESD, in the opening sessions of the stakeholder consultation workshop
Speakers, including the Deputy Minister of MOESD, in the opening sessions of the stakeholder consultation workshop


Indonesia
The first consultation and engagement mission held in Jakarta during 4-6 December 2018 in collaboration with the Indonesian Institute of Energy Economics (IIEE). Several meetings were held with policymakers across government ministries and agencies. A stakeholder consultation workshop was conducted on 6 December 2018 to discuss the objectives of NEXSTEP and identify nationally relevant technologies and policies for SDG7 and NDC.

A second workshop in Indonesia was held in Jakarta during 5-6 March 2019 in collaboration with the National Energy Council (NEC) to test NEXSTEP methodology. The workshop was participated by several energy planners and experts from different ministries and agencies who worked with the methodology to see the result from NEXSTEP and understand how it can be used for policy decision in the energy sector.


The Secretary General of National Energy Council is being briefed by ESCAP
The Secretary General of National Energy Council is being briefed by ESCAP
The Secretary General of National Energy Council is being briefed by ESCAP
The Secretary General of National Energy Council is being briefed by ESCAP