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Energy Charter Secretariat Participates in the Nigerian Energy Summit

Energy Charter Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák and his team attended as special guests for the Nigerian National Energy and Climate Change Summit taking place on 11-12 October 2018 in Abuja. The event was organised by the National Energy Commission in conjunction with the Energy Charter Secretariat and the European Union

The event was opened by the Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, followed by an address from Dr Rusnák which highlighted the work of the Energy Commission of Nigeria, the country's work on reforming it's energy sector, attracting investments and participation in the Energy Investment Risk Assessment Project. The Secretary-General also moderated a panel devoted to the Energy Charter Process, the International Energy Charter, the modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty and its benefits for Nigeria and ECOWAS, the presentations on which were given by the Energy Charter Secretariat officials. 

Within the policy evaluation section of the Summit, Ishita Pant, an investment coordinator of the Secretariat, spoke about the EIRA Project, reporting on the extended profile for Nigeria. The report focused on the set of recommendations for the country. The recommendations were developed on the basis of the results obtained in the course of the relevant EIRA Project cycle. 

Other speakers and presentations from various Nigerian agencies and associations and representatives of the international community (EU, GIZ, ECOWAS) covered sustainable energy indicators, investment, climate change, assessment of energy policies, plans and targets, and regional perspectives of energy policies in Nigeria. 

Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology

Secretary-General, Dr Rusnák & Professor Bala, Director General/CEO of the Energy Commission of Nigeria