South-South Knowledge Exchange Program in Energy Efficiency, June 11-15, 2018 New Delhi, India

The South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) Program in Energy Efficiency was organized in New Delhi, India from June 11 to 15, 2018. Forty energy efficiency practitioners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cote d’Ivoire, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Morocco, Kenya, Mauritius, South Korea and India participated in the South-South Knowledge Exchange Program in Energy Efficiency. The program was organized by the World Bank and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), India in collaboration with Korea Energy Agency (KEA) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), India with support from the Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility (KWPF). The African Development Bank sponsored five participants from the Middle East and Africa. The International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) implemented the 5-day program in India, as a technical consultant to the World Bank. The exchange program consisted of three days of classroom training and two days of site visits.

Among the participants and speakers were representatives from:

  • Agence Marocaine de L’efficacité Energétique (AMEE), Morocco
  • Ajou University, South Korea
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), India
  • Department of Electricity Development, Nepal,
  • Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL), India
  • International Institute for Energy Conservation, India
  • Korea Energy Agency, South Korea
  • Korea Research Institute on Climate Change, South Korea
  • Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
  • Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Mauritius
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives
  • Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, South Korea
  • Ministry of Renewable Energy, Bhutan Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA),
  • Sri Lanka Sustainable Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA),
  • Bangladesh The World Bank

The SSKE program provided a great opportunity to enable participants to share and learn about EE policies across the regions, business models and financing mechanisms to promote demand-side EE improvements across different sectors.

The various country participants were hopeful that the lessons learned, illustrating the key elements of the successful Indian, Korean, South Asian, Middle East and African stories would help bridge those gaps and support attain their respective national goals and global commitments in the future.

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