Events

Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia

11 April 2016 to 12 April 2016

This sub-regional conference on Going Beyond the Meter: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia aims to provide a forum for lateral learning, through the exchange of useful experiences and showcasing of good practices in providing inclusive solutions, with a focus on gender equity, to address the challenges faced in developing the energy sector in South Asia. Specifically, the event’s sessions will focus on strategies adopted, within the context of ADB projects or, broadly, in said region for maximizing access, quality of supply and affordability of energy infrastructure and services for poor consumers, women and disadvantaged groups, showcasing promising initiatives and inventive case studies.

Learn how ADB is helping improve women’s access to energy in India in Finding Ways to Lift Indian Women Out of (Energy) Poverty.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
10 Apr 2016 References Shaping Our Technological Futures
There is potential to address some of the important and long-term social and economic challenges through existing and emerging technologies. ...
Reihana Mohideen, Rob Evans
10 Apr 2016 References Making Renewable Energy a Success in Bangladesh: Getting the Business Model Right
More than three quarters of Bangladeshis in rural areas have no electricity in their homes, forcing the villagers to complete their work during...
Natalie Bertsch, Peter Marro
10 Apr 2016 References A Smarter Future: Skills, Education, and Growth in Asia - Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2015 Special Chapter
Asia has made substantial progress in improving educational attainment. Nevertheless, there remain significant shortfalls in the quantity and...
10 Apr 2016 References Electrifying Rural India with Husk Power
In remote villages without electricity, a silent revolution is literally electrifying lives. Hundreds of thousands of villagers currently residing...
10 Apr 2016 References Solar-Based Village Electrification: A Pilot Public–Private–People Partnership Project
Access to energy is critical to the development of India’s rural economy, where rural electrification remains a challenge. The attractiveness...
10 Apr 2016 References Access to Clean Cooking Energy and Electricity: Survey of States
Energy access in India is a multi-dimensional issue. Through the development of a multi-dimensional and multi-tier measurement framework and...
Abhishek Jain , Sudatta Ray, Karthik Ganesan, Michaël Aklin, Chao-yo Cheng, Johannes Urpelainen
10 Apr 2016 References Exploring Factors that Enhance and Restrict Women’s Empowerment through Electrification: Scoping Study Report
This report examines how policy and practice may enhance women’s empowerment though electrification in rural areas in the South. It presents...
Tanja Winther, Debajit Palit, Mini Govindan, Margaret Matinga, Kirsten Ulsrud, Karina Standal, Anjali Saini, Henry Gichungi
10 Apr 2016 Reference from the World Bank Integrating Gender Considerations into Energy Operations
This briefing note discusses the key elements of the “gender in energy” topic and provides specific examples on “how to” integrate gender considerations...
10 Apr 2016 References from ENERGIA Mainstreaming Gender in Energy Projects: A Practical Handbook
This handbook aims to provide guidance on how to integrate gender concerns in energy projects. Its primary thrust is on how mainstreaming gender...
Elizabeth Cecelski, Soma Dutta
10 Apr 2016 References from ENERGIA Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Increasing the Energy Options Benefitting Women Worldwide
This material showcases various ways in which women are benefitting from liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and, by doing so, illustrates what...
10 Apr 2016 References from ENERGIA Improving Gender Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Energy is a critical factor in any poverty reduction strategy. It is also essential for generating production, income, and employment. The Asian...
10 Apr 2016 References from ENERGIA A Regional Gender Assessment of Energy Policies and Programmes in South Asia
The Asian Development Bank implemented a project that aimed to increase rural poor women’s access to affordable, reliable, and clean renewable...
10 Apr 2016 References from ENERGIA Community Rural Electrification in Nepal
Nepal faces significant challenges in rural electrification, with less than 35% of the rural population electrified. Much has been done to address...
10 Apr 2016 References from ENERGIA Sri Lanka Women Come Together in Producer Groups to Assemble LED Bulbs
Women in the rural areas of Sri Lanka are traditionally engaged in some income generating activities like food processing, sweet making, dairy...
10 Apr 2016 References from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Strengthening Enterprises through Gender Capacity Building
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves explicitly prioritizes women’s empowerment in its mission statement. It implements a robust gender...
10 Apr 2016 References from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Gender Fact Sheet 2015
This material provides an overview of the Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves' specific gender strategy for increasing the role of women in...
10 Apr 2016 Highlights of the Event Sub-Regional Conference - Going Beyond the Meter: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia
This material contains the highlights of Asian Development Bank’s Sub-Regional Conference on Going Beyond the Meter: Inclusive Energy Solutions...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
11 Apr 2016 Inaugural Session Welcome Address M. Theresa Kho
11 Apr 2016 Inaugural Session Remarks Sanjay Malhotra
11 Apr 2016 Inaugural Session Keynote Address Vasundhara Raje
11 Apr 2016 Inaugural Session Remarks Anthony Jude
11 Apr 2016 Inaugural Session Video - Inaugural Session - Sub-Regional Conference - Going Beyond the Meter: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia
This video features a compilation of the welcome and keynote remarks from the inaugural session of this conference. It highlights the importance...
Francesco Tornieri, M. Teresa Kho, Sanjay Malhotra, Pushpendra Singh, Anthony Jude
11 Apr 2016 Video - Maximizing Women's Visibility in the Energy Sector
11 Apr 2016 Session 1 - Setting the Context: Delivery Strategies to Maximize Inclusive Access Access and Beyond: Addressing Challenges in Inclusive Energy Development in India [Documents] [Multimedia] Energy access by itself encompasses the concept of inclusivity. The Government of India’s vision is to create Ujawal Bharat by providing 24x7... Anju Bhalla
11 Apr 2016 Session 1 - Setting the Context: Delivery Strategies to Maximize Inclusive Access Moderated Dialogue Thiyagaran Velumail, Sheila Oparaocha, Sohel Ahmed, Arunavo Mukerjee, Francesco Tornieri
11 Apr 2016 Session 1 - Setting the Context: Delivery Strategies to Maximize Inclusive Access Video - Session 1 - Setting the Context: Delivery Strategies to Maximize Inclusive Access
This video covers Session 1 of the conference entitled “Setting the Context: Delivery Strategies to Maximize Inclusive Access.” It...
Anju Bhalla, Thiyagarajan Velumail, Sheila Ngozi Oparaocha, Arunavo Mukerjee, Sohel Ahmed, Francesco Tornieri
11 Apr 2016 Video - The ACCESS Film: Realities and Challenges of Energy Access in Rural India
11 Apr 2016 Session 2 - Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Enabling Policy, Regulatory, and Institutional Environments Gender Responsive Policies and Practices: Emerging Trends
Gender gaps persist despite the presence of established frameworks on women’s rights and gender equality in South Asia. Key gender issues in...
Soma Dutta
11 Apr 2016 Session 2 - Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Enabling Policy, Regulatory, and Institutional Environments South Asia Tariff Regulations: Lessons for Inclusive Access
Millions in the Asia and Pacific region, particularly South Asia, still do not have access to electricity. South Asia, in addition to its lack...
Priyantha Wijayatunga
11 Apr 2016 Session 2 - Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Enabling Policy, Regulatory, and Institutional Environments Moderated Dialogue Siddique Zobair, Ajwad Musthafa, Chhaya Jha, Jyoti Parikh, Tilak Siyambalapitiya
11 Apr 2016 Session 2 - Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Enabling Policy, Regulatory, and Institutional Environments Video - Session 2 - Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Enabling Policy, Regulatory, and Institutional Environments
This video covers Session 2 of the conference entitled “Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Enabling Policy, Regulatory, and Institutional ...
Soma Dutta, Priyantha Wijayatunga, Siddique Zobair, Ajwad Musthafa, Chhaya Jha, Jyoti Kirit Parikh, Don Joseph Tilak Siyambalapitiya
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on Large Energy Infrastructure: Community Development Strategies in Risk Mitigation in India and Nepal Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program
Opportunities to integrate social inclusion and gender elements in risk mitigation for project affected areas in large infrastructure projects...
Andrew Jeffries
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on Large Energy Infrastructure: Community Development Strategies in Risk Mitigation in India and Nepal Nepal Tanahu Hydropower Project
This presentation focuses on gender-inclusive community development programs as one of the entry points for mainstreaming gender equality and...
Suman Subba
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on Enhancing Women's Productive Energy - Case Study of India's Madhya Pradesh Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program Presentation I.C.P. Keshari
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on Enhancing Women's Productive Energy - Case Study of India's Madhya Pradesh Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program Why Conduct Impact Evaluation
Impact evaluation through cost-benefit analysis and improved project design leads to sustainable and meaningful investments. The importance ...
Natalie Chun
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on Enhancing Women's Productive Energy - Case Study of India's Madhya Pradesh Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program Presentation Sumeet Patil
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on Enhancing Women's Productive Energy - Case Study of India's Madhya Pradesh Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program Interventions to be Evaluated
Two interventions under the Asian Development Bank’s energy efficiency improvement investment program in India’s Madhya Pradesh are evaluated...
Ranen Banerjee
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on Improving Service Delivery and Women's Livelihoods - Case Study of Improving Gender Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka Moderated Dialogue Surendra Rajbhandari, Purushottam Shrestha, Thavaneswaran Thuraisamy, Namiz Musafer, Mewang Gyeltshen, Tshering Phuntsho
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on End-User Demand Side Management in Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and India Demand Side Management in Low Income Households: Lessons from Sri Lanka
Demand side management, while it matters, often fail in low income households due to their intriguing cash flow. Given the low interest shown...
Harsha Wickramasinghe
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on End-User Demand Side Management in Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and India Advanced Electricity Metering Project
This presentation discusses the Asian Development Bank’s project on advanced electricity metering in Uzbekistan. The gender equity and mainstreaming...
Adnan Tareen
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming on End-User Demand Side Management in Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and India Presentation Sanjukta Roy
11 Apr 2016 Session 3 - Entry Points for GESI Mainstreaming Video - Session 3 - Entry Points for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Mainstreaming
This video covers Session 3 of the conference entitled “Entry Points for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Mainstreaming.” It draws...
Andrew Jeffries, Suman Subba, I.C.P. Keshari, Natalie Chun, Sumeet Rajshekhar Patil, Ranen Banerjee, Surendra Rajbhandari, Purushottam Shrestha, Thavaneswaran Thuraisamy, Namiz Mohamed Musafer, Mewang Gyeltshen, Tshering Phuntsho, Harsha Wickramasinghe, Adnan Tareen, Sanjukta Roy
11 Apr 2016 Summary of Day 1 Francesco Tornieri, Reihana Mohideen
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
12 Apr 2016 Introductory Remarks Pushpendra Singh
12 Apr 2016 Introductory Remarks Video - Summary of Day 1 - Sub-Regional Conference - Going Beyond the Meter: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia
University of Melbourne’s Reihana Mohideen in this video provides a thorough and insightful summary of Sessions 1, 2, and 3 of the conference...
Reihana Mohideen
12 Apr 2016 Session 4 - Skills Development to Create a Local Pool of Labor Employment Generation in Emerging Clean Energy Industries: How Can Women Break Through Traditional Barriers?
South Asia’s rapid growth is met with an increasing crisis in energy demand. Strategic investments in human capital is needed to address this...
Brajesh Panth
12 Apr 2016 Session 4 - Skills Development to Create a Local Pool of Labor Moderated Dialogue Reema Nanavaty, Sangay Tenzin, Selima Ahmad, Aishwarya Mahajan, Sumita Ghose
12 Apr 2016 Session 4 - Skills Development to Create a Local Pool of Labor Video - Session 4 - Skills Development to Create a Local Pool of Labor
This video covers Session 4 of the conference entitled “Skills Development to Create a Local Pool of Labor.” The importance of skills development...
Brajesh Panth, Anurag Bhatnagar, Selima Ahmad, Aishwarya Mahajan, Sumita Ghose, Heruka Zangpo
12 Apr 2016 Session 5 - Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes Videos - Mama Rovina
12 Apr 2016 Session 5 - Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes 100% Solar in South Asia: Implications for Technological and Social Transformation
Smarter grid technology can enable India’s unusual diversity in electricity; however, there is no technological fix to socio-economic challenges...
Iven Mareels
12 Apr 2016 Session 5 - Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes
This presentation features an energy distribution initiative introduced in Mousuni Island near India’s Kolkata City by the Indian Institute ...
Parthasarathi Sensarma
12 Apr 2016 Session 5 - Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes Norbert Wiener and Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis: Technology and Nation-Building in Post-Independence India
This document compares the backgrounds and approaches of Norbert Wiener (American) and Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (Indian), two internationally...
Greg Adamson
12 Apr 2016 Session 5 - Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes Moderated Dialogue Sanjay Karndhar, Vivek Porwal, Melissa Preston
12 Apr 2016 Session 5 - Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes on Minigrid Systems for Remote Disadvantaged Communities in Bangladesh, the Maldives, and Nepal Minigrid System for Remote Disadvantaged Communities in Nepal
With the objective of developing and promoting renewable energy technologies in Nepal, the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre shares its policy...
Rudra Prasad Khanal
12 Apr 2016 Session 5 - Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes on Minigrid Systems for Remote Disadvantaged Communities in Bangladesh, the Maldives, and Nepal Minigrid Systems for Remote Disadvantaged Communities in Nepal, Bangladesh, and the Maldives Pushkar Manandhar, Paul Hattle, Ahmed Hussain
12 Apr 2016 Session 5 - Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes Video - Session 5 - Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes
This video covers Session 5 of the conference entitled “Innovative and Disruptive Technologies and Processes.” It examines the current technological...
Iven Mareels, Parthasarathi Sensarma, Greg Adamson, Sanjay Gorelal Karndhar, Vivek Mishra, Melissa Marie Preston, Rudra Prasad Khanal, Pushkar Manandhar, Paul Stefan Hattle, Ahmed Shukry Hussain
12 Apr 2016 Session 6 - Alternative Financing Schemes and Business Models Video - The ICDOL Solar Home Program: Getting the Business Model Right
12 Apr 2016 Session 6 - Alternative Financing Schemes and Business Models Solar Programs of the Infrastructure Development Company Limited
Bangladesh’s Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), in this presentation, features the solar home system program and solar mini...
Farzana Rahman
12 Apr 2016 Session 6 - Alternative Financing Schemes and Business Models Moderated Dialogue Upali Daranagama, Debajit Palit, Aniruddha Patil, Aruna Kumuduni Wanniachchi, Ajaita Shah, Peter Marro
12 Apr 2016 Session 6 - Alternative Financing Schemes and Business Models on Private Sector Partnership for Inclusive Solar Park Development in Rajasthan: Case Study of the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program Private Sector Partnership for Inclusive Solar Park Development in Rajasthan
This presentation discusses the advantages of considering India’s Rajasthan State as a solar destination. The development of solar parks as ...
R.K. Bhandari
12 Apr 2016 Session 6 - Alternative Financing Schemes and Business Models on Private Sector Partnership for Inclusive Solar Park Development in Rajasthan: Case Study of the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program Private Sector Partnership for Inclusive Solar Park Development in Rajasthan: Case Study of the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program Len George
12 Apr 2016 Session 6 - Alternative Financing Schemes and Business Models Video - Session 6 - Alternative Financing Schemes and Business Models
This video covers Session 6 of the conference entitled “Alternative Financing Schemes and Business Models.” It draws lessons from a solar home...
Farzana Rahman, Upali Daranagama, Debajit Palit, Aniruddha Patil, Aruna Kumuduni Wanniachchi Kankanamalage, Ajaita Shah, Peter Marro, Len George, R.K. Bhandari, Chandrashekar Arunachalam Iyer, Aneesh Vijayan
12 Apr 2016 Final Remarks Anthony Jude
12 Apr 2016 Final Remarks Video - Conference Summary - Sub-Regional Conference - Going Beyond the Meter: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia
This video provides a summary of the two-day conference. It explains that in addition to the conference goals of sharing and learning, the discussion...
Reihana Mohideen
12 Apr 2016 Final Remarks Video - Final Remarks - Sub-Regional Conference - Going Beyond the Meter: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia
Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Francesco Tornieri in his closing remarks thanked all the participants, and hoped that the work of the Gender...
Francesco Tornieri

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