Events

Conference on Inclusive Community Energy Resilience in Bangladesh

23 April 2019 to 24 April 2019
Dhaka
Bangladesh

Smart grids, along with its component technologies, are increasingly becoming an important focus of the ADB energy portfolio in Bangladesh. This conference will serve as a platform to share information on international experience relevant to Bangladesh--these include examples, case studies, implementation roadmaps, frameworks, and strategies. The policy and regulatory environment required to foster low-carbon energy transition, leapfrog with smarter and inclusive technology solutions will be discussed as well. Similarly, sessions will address capacity development and business models for community uptake of new technology. 

This conference is aligned with ADB's initiative to integrate high-technology in projects and aims to introduce innovation; improve service delivery, efficiency, and productivity; address climate mitigation; enhance system resilience; and create market opportunities towards inclusive development.  

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
23 Apr 2019 Opening Session Welcome Remarks Manmohan Parkash
23 Apr 2019 Opening Session Remarks by Special Guests Mohammed Shafiqullah, Mahmood Malik, Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury
23 Apr 2019 Opening Session Vote of Thanks Priyantha Wijayatunga
23 Apr 2019 Session 1: Smart Grid Innovation in the Sub-Region and Learnings for Bangladesh Smart Grid Innovation in the Sub-region and Learnings for Bangladesh - Energy Efficiency Services Limited
Under the Pay As You Save (PAYS) business model, performance is often guaranteed while failures are guaranteed. Learn how this no upfront...
Vineet Taneja
23 Apr 2019 Session 1: Smart Grid Innovation in the Sub-Region and Learnings for Bangladesh Smart Grid Innovation in the Sub-region and Learnings for Bangladesh
Smart grids are said to improve asset utilization efficiency, while lowering operation and maintenance cost as well as cost of investment...
Noor Mohammad
23 Apr 2019 Session 2: Power Sector Policy and Planning - Implications for Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board: Policy and Planning
The Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) aims to offer reliable and quality electricity to the people of Bangladesh at an affordable...
S.M. Zafar Sadeque
23 Apr 2019 Session 2: Power Sector Policy and Planning - Implications for Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Power Sector Policy and Planning: Implication for Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion
Learn more about the status of electricity generation from renewable energy in Bangladesh, and how its progress helps in promoting poverty...
Mohammad Alauddin
23 Apr 2019 Session 2: Power Sector Policy and Planning - Implications for Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Greening the Energy Sector of Bangladesh
Bangladesh takes pride of its efforts in leaning towards energy efficiency and sustainability. In 2014, the government set up the Sustainable...
Siddique Zobair
23 Apr 2019 Session 2: Power Sector Policy and Planning - Implications for Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion National Policies in the Energy Sector and Their Gender Features
The government of Bangladesh shows commitment to gender equity issues, which is reflected in its various policies and serving as a signatory...
Nasheeba Selim
23 Apr 2019 Session 3: GESI Integrated Energy Programs and Impacts Setting the Context
South Asia’s energy poverty affects low-income and disadvantaged groups. Learn more about the Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and Energy...
Francesco Tornieri
23 Apr 2019 Session 3: GESI Integrated Energy Programs and Impacts Grameen Shakti: GESI in Practice
Grameen Shakti (GS) was established in 1996 as a not-for-profit company by Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus. Learn how the company helps...
Sohel Ahmed
23 Apr 2019 Session 3: GESI Integrated Energy Programs and Impacts GESI Mainstreaming and ADB’s Bangladesh Resident Mission Energy Portfolio
This presentation gives a snapshot of the GESI elements in ADB’s energy portfolio in Bangladesh.
Nazmun Nahar
23 Apr 2019 Session 3: GESI Integrated Energy Programs and Impacts Socially Inclusive Development Through Off-grid Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems
This presentation discusses Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) water pumping system, a reliable and clean energy solution to address the energy-water...
Yoojung Jang
23 Apr 2019 Session 3: GESI Integrated Energy Programs and Impacts Dhiffushi Solar Ice Project
Learn more about this solar-powered utility in the Republic of Maldives that helps operate an ice plant and raise fund for community development...
Ahmed Ali
23 Apr 2019 Session 3: GESI Integrated Energy Programs and Impacts Gender Mainstreaming in ADB’s Energy Projects in Nepal
In Nepal, ADB promotes gender equality together with social inclusion. Check out how ADB has mainstreamed gender equality in its energy projects...
Pushkar Manandhar
23 Apr 2019 Session 4: Community Energy Resilience - Framing the Issues and Identifying Social Metrics Community Energy Resilience: Framing the Issues and Identifying Social Metrics
This presentation shares the key factors related to extreme weather conditions that impact on the distribution...
Ashok Kumar Ghosh
23 Apr 2019 Session 4: Community Energy Resilience - Framing the Issues and Identifying Social Metrics Community Energy Resilience: UNDP RR Perspectives and RE case studies
This presentation shares how risk reduction can be integrated into the Sustainable Development Goals platform.
Md. Taibur Rahman
23 Apr 2019 Session 4: Community Energy Resilience - Framing the Issues and Identifying Social Metrics Impacts of Extreme Weather Events on Bangladesh Economy
The level of Gross Domestic Product of Bangladesh has understandably been reduced following the occurrence of...
Sharmind Neelormi
23 Apr 2019 Session 4: Community Energy Resilience - Framing the Issues and Identifying Social Metrics Maps Matter: Approaching Resilience through Spatial Risk Analysis
Development interventions should not be ‘blind’ to disaster risk and climate change. Check out how maps can help reduce hazards and risks...
Erik Kjaergaard
23 Apr 2019 Session 5: Blockchain Driven Community Energy Blockchain Driven Community Energy
Blockchain technology can help developing countries in the Asia-Pacific to leapfrog in the development of their energy sectors. Blockchain...
Greg Adamson
23 Apr 2019 Summary of Day 1
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
24 Apr 2019 Keynote Address Inclusive Community Energy Resilience in Bangladesh
Overall, energy consumption is shifting away from OECD countries to Asia dominated by the People's Republic ...
Priyantha Wijayatunga
24 Apr 2019 Session 6: Project Beneficiaries Rehana Ferdous, Shakera Begum, Afroza Akhtar
24 Apr 2019 Session 7: Smart Grid, Smart Workforce - Women in STEM and the Power Sector Women in STEM Celia Shahnaz, Md. Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury, Prathaj Haputhanthri
24 Apr 2019 Session 7: Smart Grid, Smart Workforce - Women in STEM and the Power Sector Women in Power Sector
Women are rising in the power sector. This presentation presents relevant statistics and cases that prove that women are now taking significant...
Francesco Tornieri
24 Apr 2019 Session 8: Business Models to Promote Community Technology Uptake Business Models to Promote Community Technology Uptake (IDCOL)
Learn more about IDCOL, a development financial institution owned by the Bangladesh government, and check...
Kazi Ahsan Uddin
24 Apr 2019 Session 8: Business Models to Promote Community Technology Uptake The Role of BWCCI in Promoting Women’s Participation in the Energy Sector as Entrepreneurs in the Marketing of Emerging and Innovative Technologies
ADB and BWCCI have started their journey since September 2010. In line with this, with the technical and financial...
Selima Ahmad
24 Apr 2019 Session 8: Business Models to Promote Community Technology Uptake Gender Diversity and Equality Realities of the Industry and the Private Sector in Bangladesh
Gender and Ethnic Diversity brings in enterprise experience, skills, approaches, talents, innovation. Workplace...
Nuher Latif Khan
24 Apr 2019 Session 8: Business Models to Promote Community Technology Uptake The Future of Energy Starts in Bangladesh
This presentation discusses the opportunities under the energy sector that await Bangladesh.
Sebastian Groh
24 Apr 2019 Session 8: Business Models to Promote Community Technology Uptake Business Models to Promote Community Technology Uptake
Learn more about Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd., and its products and services that address energy resilience and gender equity.
Munawar Misbah Moin
24 Apr 2019 Closing Session

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