Renewable Energy Workshop in Myanmar June 6-7

Determined to close the gap between Myanmar’s increasing energy demand and intended contributions to global climate change, Myanmar’s Ministry of Education Department of Research and Innovation (DRI) jointly with Chinese, non-profit, non-governmental environment organization, Global Environmental Institute held a two-day workshop for Burmese officials, experts and civil society organizations, entitled “Workshop on Promoting Energy and Sustainable Development in Myanmar” from June 6 -7 in Myanmar’s capital city, Nay Pyi Taw.

This workshop demystified the process for achieving economic growth without increasing greenhouse gas emissions – the only sustainable way forward for developing countries and all of planet Earth.

Workshop Materials

Please find below the full library of workshop presentations available for download. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve our events or any other comments/questions, please contact GEI Energy and Climate Change Program Manager, Ms Qingchan YU,
Day 1 – 6TH JUNE, 2018
8:00-8:30 Registration
Opening Remarks (Moderated by Dr. Thi Thi Soe, DRI)

    — Daw Mi Mi Khaing, Director-General, Department of Electric Power Planning (DEPP), Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE), Myanmar

— U Win Khaing Moe, Director-General, Department of Research and Innovation (DRI), Ministry of Education (MoE), Myanmar

— Prof. Yi WANG, Member of the NPC Standing Committee, Vice President of the Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD), China

— Mme. Jiaman JIN, Executive Director, Global Environmental Institute (GEI), China

— Mr. Mario Pandu Dewono, Deputy Secretary General, ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly

Keynote Speech: Myanmars INDC and Actions for Achieving Climate Change Goals
9:10-9:25    — U Hla Maung Thein, Director-General, Environmental Conservation Department (ECD), Ministry of Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC), Myanmar
9:25-9:45 Group photo & Coffee Break
Session 1 Renewable Energy Development and Climate Change in Myanmar (Moderated by Dr. Thi Thi Soe, DRI)

Presentation: Plans and Polices for Myanmar’s Current Energy Situation and Development

— U Aung Zaw Hein, Assistant Director, DEPP, MoEE


Presentation: Current Status of Renewable Energy and Policy Development

— Dr. Hla Myo Aung, Director, DRI, MoE


Presentation: Utilization of Renewable Energy for Off-grid Rural Electrification in National Electrification Project

— Dr. Soe Soe Ohn, Director, Department of Rural Development (DRD), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI)


Presentation: Plan and Policy for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Development

— Daw Naing Naing Lin, Director, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Division (EECD), Ministry of Industry (MoI)

10:45-10:55 Discussion, Q&A
Session 2 Introduction on Climate Change (NDCs) and Renewable Energy Development in China and ASEAN (Moderated by Dr. Heng Pheakdey, GGGI, Cambodia)

Panel Discussion:

— Prof. Yi WANG, Member of the NPC Standing Committee, Vice President of CASISD, China

— Mr. Mario Pandu Dewono, Deputy Secretary General, ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly

 — Dr. Heng Pheakdey, Country Representative, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Cambodia

 — Dr. Nizhar Marizi, Director of Energy Resources, Mineral and Mining, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia

— Mr. H. M. Buddika Hemashantha, CEO of Climate Smart Initiatives (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka

12:20-12:30 Discussion, Q&A
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
Session 3 Introduction on Low-carbon Development Planning and Renewable Energy Implementation Toolkits (Moderated by Prof. Daiqing ZHAO, GIEC-CAS)

Presentation: Co-Development and Application of Low-Carbon Development Planning Tools in US and China

— Thomas Peterson, CEO & President, Center for Climate Strategies (CCS)

— Prof. Yi WANG, Member of the NPC Standing Committee, Vice President of CASISD


Presentation: Research on Renewable Energy Implementation Toolkit and Demonstration in China and Sri Lanka

— Dr. Shengnian XU, Program Officer, GEI

— Mr. Yueqi ZHANG,  Senior Project Assistant, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIEC-CAS)

15:20-15:30 Discussion, Q&A
15:30-15:50 Coffee Break
Session 4 Discussion on Multiple Collaboration for Promoting Renewable Energy and Low-Carbon Development to Achieve INDC Targets (Moderated by Dr. Okka, Yangon Technological University, Myanmar)

Panel Discussion (topics):

– What do developing countries and LDCs (like Myanmar) need in order to achieve their NDC goals, such as climate polices, green technologies, and/or financing mechanisms?

– What kind of international support is needed for renewable energy development?

– How can developing countries choose, develop, integrate and apply scientific tools for making and implementing low-carbon and renewable energy strategies and policies?


— Dr. Zaw Min Naing, Deputy Director General, DRI, Myanmar

— U Aung Myint, General Secretary, Renewable Energy Association Myanmar (REAM), Myanmar

— U Thoung Win, Chairman, Energy and Renewable Energy Committee, Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), Myanmar

— Mr. Thomas Peterson, CEO & President, CCS, USA

— Dr. Cuiping LIAO, Research Director, GIEC-CAS, China

— Dr. Lele ZOU, Associate Professor, CASISD, China


Closing remarks

— Dr. Jiqiang ZHANG, Steering Board Chair, GEI, China

— U Win Khaing Moe, Director-General, DRI, Myanmar



Day 2 – 7TH JUNE, 2018

Session 1 Introduction on Renewable Energy Technology, Policy and Planning (Moderated by Prof. Cuiping LIAO, GIEC-CAS)




Presentation: Development, Technologies and Policies for Photovoltaic Generation and Micro-grid in China

— Dr. Lei HUANG, Research Assistant, GIEC-CAS


Presentation: Power Grid Integration of Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuel

— Mr. Stephen Roe, Senior Technical Manager, CCS


Presentation: Efficient and Clean Utilization of Biomass Gasification Technology

— Dr. Xiuli YIN, Lab Director, GIEC-CAS

10:00-10:20 Q&A, Discussion
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break

Presentation: Integration of Renewable Energy Power Technology, Policy and Planning

— Dr. Cuiping LIAO, Research Director, GIEC-CAS


Presentation: Macroeconomic Impact Assessment of Renewable Energy Policies

— Dr. Lele ZOU, Associate Professor, CASISD


Presentation: Business Plan/Implementation Model Development for Promoting Renewable Energy

— Mr. Thomas Peterson, CEO & President, CCS

11:40-12:00 Q&A, Discussion
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
Session 2 Discussion on Road Map for Implementing Pilot Renewable Energy Planning in Myanmar (Moderated by Ms. Qingchan YU, GEI)

Presentation: Detailed Introduction on Stepwise Procedure of Renewable Energy Planning and Implementation Projects – GEI, CCS, & GIEC-CAS

– Q&A, Discussion

14:40-15:00 Coffee Break

Group Discussion (Moderated by Dr. Hla Myo Aung and Dr. Thi Thi Soe, DRI):

– How to Start Renewable Energy Planning and Implementation Work in Myanmar

a)     Prioritize renewable energy types

b)     Identify data, technology and policy mechanism

c)      Select pilot project location

d)     Propose list of training requirement (Next steps)


Closing remarks

— Dr. Zaw Min Naing, Deputy Director-General, DRI, Myanmar

— Prof. Daiqing Zhao, Lab Director, GIEC-CAS, China


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