Project Title

APEC Workshop on Energy and Economic Prosperity 

Project Year

2018   

Project Number

EWG 06 2018A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

EWG 06 2018A 

Project Title

APEC Workshop on Energy and Economic Prosperity 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2018 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

100,000 

Co-funding Amount

25,345 

Total Project Value

125,345 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Viet Nam 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/07/2018 

Expected Completion Date

31/03/2019 

Project Proponent Name 1

Pham Quynh Mai 

Job Title 1

Deputy Director General 

Organization 1

Multilatera Trade Policy Department 

Postal Address 1

Ministry of Industry and Trade 

Telephone 1

84-4 22205522 

Fax 1

84-4 22202525 

Email 1

maipq@moit.gov.vn; patbeo81@gmail.com 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Pham Quynh Mai 

Project Summary

Viet Nam proposed to hold an “APEC Workshop on Energy and Economic Prosperity” in 2019 with following objectives: (i) Enhance understanding on the importance of meeting emerging energy demand to the achievement of economic prosperity in the APEC region; (ii) Present available analysis on the changing energy landscape and energy prices on the competitiveness of both consuming and producing economies; (iii) Provide the opportunities for economic and energy experts from APEC member economies, energy producers and investors (business sector) to share information, good practices and provide recommendations on meeting the challenges of achieving energy market growth, extending services to unserved populations and solving the environmental problems; (iv) Explore potential cooperation opportunities among APEC member economies in developing energy along with enhancing economic prosperity.

This project is in line with EWG Strategic Plan during 2014-2018, which highlighted that the work of APEC Energy Working Group can be encompassed via four pillars.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: As a result of significant increase in industrial and population growth in recent decades, there has been a big increase in global demand for energy. Despite rising energy taxes, demand-side interventions, and supply shortage in many economies, world consumption of commercial energy continue to rise. Energy demand in developing economies have risen enormously as per capita incomes and populations grow. Meanwhile, energy demand in developed economies is also likely to remain strong, notwithstanding continuing gains in the efficiency with which energy is produced and used.

According to a recent research by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with population growth in developing economies, more people will require access to modern forms of energy over the next half century. With successful economic growth, world economic product is set to rise 10-fold or more this century, much as it did in the developed economies in the last century. Large increases in world energy demand, therefore, lies ahead in any scenario of economic success.

By holding an “APEC Workshop on Energy and Economic Prosperity”, this projects will be a good platform to discuss the current situation and provide recommendations on: (i) The importance of meeting emerging energy demand to the achievement of economic prosperity in the APEC region; (ii) How to meet demands of people that without access to modern energy forms and the economic and environmental consequences of failing to meet them; (iii) Roles of market liberalization, governments and globalization of the energy industry in meeting the challenges of achieving energy market growth, extending services to unserved populations and solving the environmental problems etc. To target a specific group of audience, the Workshop will focus on prices of renewable energy. 

Relevance – Eligibility: EELCM Sub-fund focused on project that will contribute to achieving APEC's aggregate energy intensity reduction goal of 45% by 2035 which was agreed at the APEC Leaders Meeting in Honolulu in 2011. By tackling the issues of energy demand, energy consumption and economic well-being, energy efficiency, energy and environmental protection etc. the project will ultimately contribute to wiser and more efficient use of energy and therefore, to APEC's aggregate energy intensity reduction goal of 45% by 2035.

Relevance – Capacity Building: The proposed project will help to enable participants from member economies - particularly developing economies - to (i) understanding on the importance of meeting emerging energy demand to the achievement of economic prosperity in the APEC region and (ii) share information, good practices and provide recommendations on meeting the challenges of achieving energy market growth, extending services to unserved populations and solving the environmental problems.

Objectives

1) Enhance understanding on the importance of meeting emerging energy demand to the achievement of economic prosperity in the APEC region;

2) Present available analysis on the changing energy landscape and energy prices on the competitiveness of both consuming and producing economies;

3) Provide the opportunities for economic and energy experts from APEC member economies, energy producers and investors (business sector) to share information, good practices and provide recommendations on meeting the challenges of achieving energy market growth, extending services to unserved populations and solving the environmental problems;

4) Explore potential cooperation opportunities among APEC member economies in developing energy along with enhancing economic prosperity.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  In 2018, the APEC Leader clearly states to promote green growth: “We encourage the facilitation of energy-related trade and investment, enhancement of access to affordable and reliable energy, and promotion of sustainable, efficient, and clean energy sources, which, in particular, would contribute to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.”

The 2014 APEC Ministerial Meetings’ Annex B “APEC Statement on Promoting RCE Trade and Investment”, clearly states  APEC’s Ministers’ commitments to undertake the followings: Engage the private sector and academia more deeply and frequently in RCE related policymaking to support APEC cooperation and create more cooperative opportunities for RCE industries among APEC economies”; and “We are committed to create an enabling environment for RCE trade and investment to contribute to sustainable development and common prosperity in the Asia Pacific region. We direct officials to develop knowledge sharing and capacity-building activities relevant to implementing these actions, including exchanging views, experiences, and best practices to promote RCE trade and investment”.

Alignment – Forum: This project is in line with EWG Strategic Plan during 2014-2018. EWG Strategic Plan during 2014-2018 highlighted that the work of APEC Energy Working Group can be encompassed via four pillars. One pillar is “enhancing trade and investment in all energy sources to promote economic prosperity” by “study how the APEC region can improve economic competitiveness and achieve sustainable development, while at the same time addressing energy security and environmental concerns” (page 12).                               

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:  

Output

Description

Workshop

A 2-day Workshop held in Da Nang, Viet Nam in March 2019.

The Workshop will gather various stakeholders such as government officials, experts from ABAC, APEC study centers, academia, the private sector, business associations, and international organizations (UNEP, IEA, OECD etc.)

Summary report

A summary report with outcomes and recommendations from the Workshop will be presented to EWG. Such report will be composed of the following, but not limited to, sections: introduction of the project; briefings of the presentations made at the Workshop, including best practices (if any); briefings on discussions at the Workshop; suggested recommendations made by Workshop attendants and the project consultant.

Recommendations

Participants at the Workshop will provide recommendations for APEC on next steps through 2019 and beyond. Especially, Workshop participants will propose future activities with the link of EWG’s work and plans.

Networking opportunities

The workshop will promote networking among participants; experts and other stakeholders from public and private sectors. 

Outcomes: The Workshop is an important activity for various stakeholders such as government officials, experts from ABAC, APEC study centers, academia, the private sector, business associations, and international organizations (UNEP, IEA, OECD etc.), among others, to understand the changing energy landscape and energy prices on the competitiveness of both consuming and producing economies, to share information, good practices and provide recommendations on meeting the challenges of achieving energy market growth, extending services to unserved populations and solving the environmental problems. 

The Workshop also provides opportunities for the participants to create a network among APEC economies and experts, which has a potential to provide inputs to and facilitate future discussions. The Workshop is expected to lead to a strengthened ability of participants, including regulators and policy-makers, to integrate knowledge and information absorbed from the Workshop on energy landscape and energy prices. In the short-medium term, it is expected that Workshop participants will go back to home economies and apply knowledge from the Workshop in the planning and management of energy prices towards more efficiency, extending services to unserved populations and solving the environmental problems. 

During the Workshop, speakers and participants will have 1 Session to suggest recommendations. In the Workshop evaluation form, there will also be a Session for recommendations. Recommendations from the Workshop and from the evaluation form will be included in the summary report, which will be circulated to all Workshop speakers, participants and EWG. These recommendations will include followed up or additional APEC activities/ initiatives that APEC should have. This is a resource for APEC economies to consider in furthering energy-related economies at economy’s or APEC’s level. 

Beneficiaries: The intended beneficiaries of this project are:

1) Member-economy regulators and policy-makers specialized in economic and energy (especially renewable energy) – who will acquire a better understanding on (i) The importance of meeting emerging energy demand to the achievement of economic prosperity in the APEC region; (ii) How to meet demands of people that without access to modern energy forms and the economic and environmental consequences of failing to meet them; (iii) Roles of market liberalization, governments and globalization of the energy industry in meeting the challenges of achieving energy market growth, extending services to unserved populations and solving the environmental problems etc.

2)  APEC business representatives (especially in renewable energy) – who will benefit from the ability to communicate their perspectives to officials and experts. Organizers will enhance outreach of this Workshop to interested stakeholders from APEC sub-fora and technical groups such as CTI, PPSTI, EGNRET, EGEEC, etc. Since the Workshop will be held at the side-line of 2nd LCMT Symposium of APEC, information will be also circulated to LCMT TF for information and nomination of interested participants.

3) Representatives from regional and international organizations (WTO, OECD, PECC, IEA, UNEP etc.), the academic sector, ABAC, and other interested stakeholders (attending the Workshop as speakers/ moderators or participants) will benefit from information presented and exchanged at the Workshop as well as an opportunity for communicating with Workshop participants.

Once coming back from this Workshop, participants may disseminate information through materials and summary report from this event to other audiences (for example: energy regulators, policy-makers, academics, private sector) in their economies. Such audience can be named as beneficiaries from this project.

Dissemination

Hard copies (presentations of the Workshop) will be provided to all the Workshop's participants.  Electronic publication (presentations of the Workshop and summary report) will also be sent to Workshop speakers and participants to disseminate the Workshop's documents widely.  APEC's official website will be the main one to upload the documents (summary report).  Organisers will encourage participants to circulate documents domestically to assure effectiveness in dissemination.  A summary report of the Workshop will also be prepared and submitted to EWG.

No intention to sell outputs arising from this project.

Gender

Women will be directly and actively involved in the project. Project proponents of this Workshop are women. The Workshop organizers will be careful to include women speakers and participants in the Workshop.  The organizers will encourage women to be involved during the preparatory stage and actual activity. Invitations sent to EWG representatives will take due consideration of gender concerns by encouraging the suggestion and nomination of female speakers and participants. 

In addition, the project proponents will ensure that the evaluation forms to be distributed at the end of the Workshop will include information on gender for disaggregating of data for project assessment and will help in evaluation of specific responses of women and men.

Organizers will try to invite 2 female speakers/moderators to the Workshop and set the target of 40% of Workshop participants will be female.

Work Plan

Timeline

Actions

Deliverables

September - October 2018

Identify a consultant to help plan and execute to plan and execute a Workshop
Contract with a consultant to plan and execute a 2-day Workshop
November – December 2018
Draft the Workshop agenda and circulate it to economies for comment. Economies are strongly encouraged to provide comments on the draft agenda to the Workshop Organizers.

Incorporate the comments and finalize the agenda to reflect all interests by stakeholders.

The Workshop location will be determined and finalized.

Invite and secure speakers for the Workshop, from international organizations, research institutes and APEC economies. 

Draft Workshop agenda;

Confirmed venue;

Confirmed speakers and participants

January – February 2019

Promotion and dissemination of information on the Workshop.

Invite participants from relevant APEC Ministries/ agencies, - academia and research institutes in APEC member economies.

Confirmation of the event details (a General Information document is circulated to EGNRET focal points for nominating Workshop participants).

Preparation work by the Organizing Committee (logistic and documentation)
General Information note;

Confirmed participants

March (or April) 2019

Implementation of the 2-day Workshop. To enhance greater attendance from relevant experts, organizers will consider holding the Workshop at the side-line of the 2nd APEC Symposium on LCMT in Da Nang, Viet Nam.

Workshop

April – June 2019

Upon conclusion of the Workshop, event organizers will work with co-sponsors, speakers and other participants to draft a summary report for the APEC EGNRET and EWG.

Summary report and all supporting documents

Within 2 months from project end date

The drafting, endorsement and submission of the Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat

Completion report

6 to 12 months after project end date

Participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat

Risks

Risks associated with the Workshop will be minimal. One of the risks is ensuring the selection of good speakers in order to make the most of the Workshop. The Organizers will work with the co-sponsor economies and relevant international organizations and institutions to get recommendations of potential speakers. There may be last-minute speaker cancellations. That risk will be managed by identifying possible back-up speakers in advance of the event.

Another risk is delay of nomination from APEC economies. Organizers will manage such risk by working with other economies to ensure relevant candidates are selected for participation and will follow the responses to invitation. Outreach to be conducted when needed to receive nominations from non-responding economies.

A possible risk is that project does not achieve all the proposed Objectives. To mitigate this risk, organizers will try to secure speakers with profound expertise and stimulate robust discussions at the Workshop on topics towards achieving the objectives.

Another risk is project event delay or project outcomes compromised due to tight timeline. To mitigate this risk, once getting approval from BMC, organizers will immediately start implementing this project with close collaboration with co-sponsors and the Secretariat.

Finally, a risk could be outcomes of the Workshop may not be as fruitful and productive as expected. To mitigate this risk, the consultant will work closely with PO and co-sponsor economies to design the draft agenda and selecting appropriate speakers.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The Workshop’s Organizers will work closely and regularly with co-sponsor economies in determining the content of the agenda, selection of speakers, moderators, experts and participants for the Workshop. The project will adhere strictly to APEC project implementation procedures, including the timeline of actions. Organizers hope that 100 participants will attend the Workshop.

Estimated indicators: Number of speakers/ participants, number of participating economies and diversification of speakers/ participants.

An evaluation form will be prepared and distributed to all participants as well as the speakers, moderators and experts to assess the effectiveness of the Workshop with respect to the relevance on the topics, presentations by speakers, overall impact and suggestions for further improvement and/or activities for future projects. The organizing committee will compile all comments and reflect them into the summary report, which will be submitted to the APEC Energy Working Group for consideration.

Estimated indicators: Score of satisfaction on substance, speakers, logistic arrangements, impacts etc. in the questionnaires responded from participants. Organizers expected that at least 10 recommendations will be made at this Workshop.

The summary report and Workshop documents will be made available to Workshop participants and the APEC Secretariat. The draft summary report on the outcome of the Workshop will be sent to APEC Secretariat for review before finalization.

Estimated indicators: (i) Progress of draft and final summary report; (ii) Dissemination of draft and final summary report to participants and EWG.

Linkages

Beside the EWG, the Organizers will consult with EGEEC, EGNRET to develop an in-depth agenda. The Organizer will also seek support from APEC and other international organizations such as the UNEP, World Bank, ADB, ADBI, OECD, etc., for further researches in energy, inviting right speakers, experts and participants to contribute most to the Workshop. Their involvement will help cross fora collaboration more efficiently, avoid duplication as well as promote work effectively through close consultation, exchanges and cooperation.

Previous work: APEC has not held any activities on this topic.

APEC’s comparative advantage: As mentioned above, APEC is the best source of funding for this project because APEC persistently and strongly pursues sustainable growth through the APEC Leaders’ Growth Strategy, which specifies sustainable growth as “promotion of energy efficiency and low carbon technology, development of renewable energy and alternative energy sources”. This project completely contributes to the course of development of renewable energy and alternative energy sources.

Sustainability

Speakers and participants will be encouraged to present their experiences and recommendations on topics such as (i) How to meet demands of people that without access to modern energy forms and the economic and environmental consequences of failing to meet them; (iii Roles of market liberalization, governments and globalization of the energy industry in meeting the challenges of achieving energy market growth, extending services to unserved populations and solving the environmental problems etc. (with a focus on renewable energy prices).

APEC economies can take in recommendations and spread the experiences and lessons in a wider range. Experts can make use of results or outcomes of this project in expected future projects. Participants can create cooperative network or means of future exchange of ideas and discussions. Possible future actions to be reflected in the summary report will be discussed at EWG, in close consultations with other related APEC sub-fora.

This contact list of a network including Workshop’s speakers and participants will be compiled and circulated at EWG. The summary report will suggest next steps based on the discussions of the Workshop. Such summary report will be submitted to EWG.

Project Overseers

1.     Name: Ms Pham Quynh Mai

Organisation: Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam

Address: 54 Hai Ba Trung street, Ha Noi city, Viet Nam

Tel: +84-24-222-055-22

Fax: +84-24-222-025-25

E-mail: maipq@moit.gov.vn

Ms. Pham Quynh Mai got her Master Degree in the University of Sussex, the United Kingdom. She was the Vice Chair of the CTI in 2006. Since 2018, she has been the Senior Official of Viet Nam for APEC.

2.     Name: Ms Vu Lien Huong

Organisation: Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam

Address: 54 Hai Ba Trung street, Ha Noi city, Viet Nam

Tel: +84-24-222-054-19

Fax: +84-24-222-025-25

E-mail: huongvl@moit.gov.vn and patbeo81@gmail.com

Ms Vu Lien Huong got her Master Degree in the University of Leeds, the United Kingdom. Since 2003, she has been actively engaged in APEC cooperation activities, including those under the Committee on Trade and Investment, SOM supervision, SCE and APEC Ministerial processes etc. She is the Representative of Viet Nam in CTI.


Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Consultant: will assist in finding location and developing General Information note of the Workshop; work in drafting, revising and finalizing agenda; take notes of presentations and discussions during the Workshop; assist in executing the 2-day Workshop and holding side-line event; develop and finalize the summary report of the Workshop with recommendations; work as a coordinator in all substantive matters (240 hours total), seek APEC Funding.

Secretaries: will assist consultant to organize the Workshop (substance and paperwork) (400 hours total), self-fund.

Short-term staffs (clerks): will handle logistic arrangements for the organization of the Workshop (400 hours total), self-fund.

Waivers

Waiver

Justification

Waiver for advance payment

Travel airfare, per diem for speakers, active participants – to encourage participation in the project.

Waiver to fund governmental officials from non-travel eligible member economies, non-APEC members and representatives of international organizations as speakers for airfare and per diem

Most of the time, even non-travel eligible member economies government officials are subject to budgetary constraints as such, withdrawal of commitment from the project is unavoidable. PO will seek for EWG’s approval in case of non-member participants/speakers attending the Workshop.


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