Who we are
Energy cooperation is one of the most important drivers leading to durable peace and prosperity in the Region. SAARC Energy Centre (SEC) was created through Dhaka Declaration, in 2005, as the special purpose vehicle to realize the vision of SAARC leaders to establish an Energy Ring in South Asia. It started its journey from 1st March, 2006 in Islamabad, Pakistan. SAARC energy cooperation program provides a major substantive element for economic prosperity of South Asia towards satisfaction of energy demand of the Member States. SEC is converting energy challenges into opportunities for development. It is the platform involving officials, experts, academia, environmentalists and NGOs to tap potentials of cooperation in energy sector including development of hydropower, renewable and alternative energy, promoting technology transfer, energy trade, energy conservation and efficiency improvement in the region. This regional institution of excellence for the initiation, coordination and facilitation of SAARC initiatives in energy enables the stakeholders to come together for meeting the energy challenges being faced by the SAARC Member States.