Kathmandu, September 9
A team of experts from the Nepal government, development partners and Japan’s
energy sector will be meeting in the capital to promote resilient infrastructure in Nepal in the context of the country’s vulnerabilities to natural disasters.
The workshop on Enhancing Climate/Disaster-Resilient Renewable Energy Distributed Power System in Nepal is being organised on September 10 and 11 by the World Bank in partnership with the Nepal government and Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) while benefiting from Japanese expertise in the area.
“Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries to disasters and the impact of global climate change. The workshop is a valuable opportunity to support both the public and private sector to provide resilient and sustainable energy services in Nepal, especially successful off-grid electricity supply,” Faris H Hadad-Zervos, the World Bank country manager for Nepal, has been quoted as saying in a media release.
The workshop will bring together the expertise, technologies and best practices on resilient distributed generation from experts from Japan with the support of ‘Japan-World Bank Programme for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries’, funded by the government of Japan and managed by Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
The workshop will discuss disaster resilient micro-grid systems in Sendai and Maldives, building resilient infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), and the future perspectives of resilient mini-grid system development.
A version of this article appears in print on September 10, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.