In recognition of the importance of energy access for sustainable
economic development, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 2012 as
the “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All”.
In support of the above
declaration, Ministry of New and
Renewable Energy is now organizing a Global Ministerial level “International
Seminar on Energy Access” from 9 – 10 October 2012 at Vigyan
Bhawan, New Delhi. Ministers and senior delegates
from over 50 countries are expected to participate in this Seminar. The Plenary
Session will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India on 09 October 2012
and will be followed by a Ministerial Session.
The Seminar proposes to bring together multiple stakeholders including Ministers,
senior policy planners, multilateral and bilateral agencies and civil
society working on delivery of energy to develop integrated sustainable and
affordable solutions to energy access. The focus will be to promote development
of renewable energy by removing barriers impeding rise of renewable energy and
its deployment in large scale for attaining sustainable energy for all. It will
provide an opportunity to participating countries, organizations and the
experts to showcase policy initiatives and best practices, exchange views,
experiences and innovative solutions on energy access.
According to the tentative agenda drawn in
consultation with stakeholders there would be twelve technical sessions running
concurrently on two days covering topics such as Policy and Regulation for meeting target of Energy
for All; Financing Energy Access; Solar Power for Energy Access; Use of local
energy sources of energy access other than Solar in rural areas; and Business
Models for stand alone grids.
UN bodies and
International organizations such as UNDP, UNIDO, World Bank, Asian Development
Bank and GIZ have committed to host parallel sessions. In addition, Ministries
of Power, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Coal are also actively participating
in the 2-day Event. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is providing
The Event is being organized under the close
supervision of broad based Steering and Organizational Committees consisting of
representative from National and International Agencies and headed by Secretary
and Joint Secretary, MNRE, respectively.
The Seminar is open to Government,
Non-Profit Organisations and Industry, Corporate and
Participation is free for the following categories:
Registration fee shall be charged for delegates attending the Seminar from
participating governments, Inter-Governmental organizations and non-profit
organizations invited for the Event.
No fee shall be
charged for Researchers and Academia from Institutes (with ID proof) for
attending the seminar. However, the number of such participants shall be
restricted to 2 researchers/fellows and 2 academicians per institute invited
for the Event.
Interested parties from India and abroad are
invited to participate in the Seminar. Pre-registration is mandatory and can be
done either via Seminar website: www.energyaccess.in or by contacting CII at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of the Seminar and various technical
sessions are available on the website: http://www.energyaccess.in. For any clarification please e-mail to: email@example.com.