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Multi-Country — Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Electricity Development Program

Key Objectives:

To empower decision-makers through regional conferences worldwide that help define best strategies and practices for the successful implementation of PPPs in the sustainable electricity sector  

Visit our microsite dedicated to this initiative.

Location:
Argentina, Brazil, Ghana, India, Senegal, Serbia
Status:
Ongoing

On November 19, 2013 during the COP19 in Warsaw, Poland, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) launched its Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Sustainable Electricity Development Program as part of its commitments to the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. The program’s main objective is to empower decision-makers through regional conferences worldwide that help define best strategies and practices for the successful implementation of public-private partnerships in the sustainable electricity sector.

The program will bring together different stakeholders from the public and private sectors and will rely on GSEP’s successful track record in implementing PPPs for sustainable electricity development and our partners’ experiences to showcase best-practices and golden rules for successful PPP.

Visit our micro site on this initiative: www.gsep-ppp.org

Completed Conferences

Belgrade, Serbia - November 12-13, 2013 –  Targeting Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia - In collaboration with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Buenos Aires, Argentina - April 10-11, 2014 - Targeting Latin America - In collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC)

New Delhi, India - November 27-28, 2014 - Targeting Asia - In collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - April 16-17, 2015 - Follow up targeting Latin America - In collaboration wtih UN ECLAC

Accra, Ghana - November 16-17, 2015 - Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the Electricity Sector - In collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)

Dakar, Senegal - February 15-16, 2017 - Renewable energy and public-private financing mechanisms - In collaboration with the Regions 20 of Climate Action (R20), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the Agence Nationale pour les Énergies Renouvelables (ANER) of Senegal

Key leaders from major international organisations in the field of sustainable energy development have endorsed the program:

"Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are crucial for achieving the goals set down by the UN Secretary General in his ‘sustainable energy for all’ initiative. A key task is to identify the best practice models for public-private cooperation that can help achieve the three objectives of the global initiative. This constitutes a double-edged challenge: finding out what has been successful in PPP in sustainable energy; and encouraging the public and private sectors—with their very different perspectives—to enter into long term agreements defined by the life cycle of energy projects. The UNECE-GSEP collaboration is designed to address these challenges and showcase some practical solutions that can be followed globally."

Geoffrey Hamilton
Chief, Cooperation and Partnerships Section
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

"Well designed PPPs – capturing the best the private sector can offer in terms of innovation and transfer of skills, efficient operation and mobilization of capital – need to be at the center of governments’  strategies to achieve universal access goals and reliable power to foster economic development. To this end, the new GSEP/UNECE conference program constitutes a valuable contribution"

Isabel Marques de Sa
Chief Investment Officer, IFC - World Bank Group

"The power infrastructure has a crucial role to play in ensuring sustainable development and optimal utilization of a country’s natural resources. We need to develop and disseminate an entirely new paradigm and practice of collaboration that supersedes the traditional mechanisms and replace it with public-private-people partnership model to make the electricity sector more viable to provide universal access to all".

Debajit Palit
Associate Director and Fellow, Lighting a Billion Lives Programme - The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)

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