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Workshop on “Participation of Private Sector in Overcoming Energy Poverty in SAARC Member States” held on 30th August 2019 in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Workshop on “Participation of Private Sector in Overcoming Energy Poverty in SAARC Member States” held on 30th August 2019 in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

SAARC Energy Center (SEC), Islamabad successfully conducted a workshop on Participation of Private Sector in Overcoming Energy Poverty in SAARC Member States in Sri Lanka on 29th – 30th August 2019 in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. This workshop was attended by delegates of the SAARC Member States from Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. During this workshop, participants were given detailed understanding of various concepts of private sector finance as well as public-private partnerships to eradicate energy poverty in rural and urban communities. Moreover, energy poor markets and their requirements for private financing, distributed energy solutions, challenges faced by private sector, government incentives for the private sector, and case studies along with success stories in overcoming energy poverty from South Asian private sector were discussed in detail.

 

Workshop Agenda and Concept Paper

  1. Workshop Agenda, Click Here
  2. Concept Paper, Click Here

 

Workshop Presentations (Day 1)

  1. Public-Private Partnerships to end Energy Poverty by Mr. Amer Zafar Durrani, Click Here
  2. Understanding Energy Poverty and Challenges/Solutions for Electrification, Clean Cooking and Heating by Mr. Asad Mahmood, Click Here
  3. Energy Poverty – Transition from a Low to a Middle Income Country by Mr. Namiz Musafer, Click Here
  4. Specific Energy Markets And Financing Landscapes For Private Sector by Mr. Amer Zafar Durrani, Click Here

 

Workshop Presentations (Day 2)

  1. Energy Poverty and Sustainable On- And Off-Grid Solutions by Mr. Amer Zafar Durrani, Click Here
  2. Business Models for Improving Energy Access – Case Studies on Biomass and Biogas by Mr. Namiz Musafer, Click Here
  3. Socially Inclusive Electricity Tariffs in South Asia to Reduce Energy Poverty – Subsidy Structuring, Successes and Failures by Dr Tilak Siyambalapitiya, Click Here
  4. Inclusive and Equitable Access to Energy by Mr. Suresh Shrestha, Click Here
  5. The Nexus between Sustainable Power and Growing Local Economies by Mr. Amer Zafar Durrani, Click Here

 

Presentations by Delegates

  1. Afghanistan Delegate Presentation, Click Here
  2. Bhutan Delegate Presentation, Click Here
  3. India Delegate Presentation, Click Here
  4. Maldives Delegate Presentation, Click Here
  5. Nepal Delegate Presentation, Click Here
  6. Pakistan Delegate Presentation, Click Here
  7. Sri Lanka Delegate Presentation, Click Here

Workshop Conclusions and RecommendationsClick Here 

Workshop PicturesClick Here