News 2012

Mr. O. P. Rawat, ICPE Council president and Mr. Janez Podobnik, Acting Director General of ICPE visited Vienna

On the 26th of September 2012, Mr. O. P. Rawat, ICPE Council president and the Secretary of the Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India and ADG Mr. Janez Podobnik visited Vienna. In delegation was also Mr. Ashok K. Pavadia, Joint Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India and Mr. Nenad Stankovic, ICPE Representative in Vienna. The most of the working time they paid for the very successful visit to UNIDO where they met Dr. Pradeep Monga, Director, Energy and Climate Change as well as Mr. Jacek Cukrowski, Chief, Capacity-building Institute and Regional Analysis Unit SQA/DPR/UIR.

UNIDO

(From left) Mr. Puneet Agrawal, Counsellor, Embassy of India in Vienna, Mr. Ashok K. Pavadia, Joint Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India, Dr. Pradeep Monga, Director, Energy and Climate Change, UNIDO, Mr. O. P. Rawat, ICPE Council president and the Secretary of the Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India, Mr. Janez Podobnik, ICPE ADG and Mr. Nenad Stankovic, ICPE Representative in Vienna

During the meeting in UNIDO Mr. Rawat and Mr. Podobnik presented results and decisions of the 52nd regular session of ICPE Council, which was held on 25th September in ICPE headquarters in Ljubljana. They also presented new ICPE Programmes, informed about ICPE efforts to refresh some activities and underlined the high level of importance, which ICPE is giving to the cooperation with UNIDO in different technical-economic fields, including different kind of trainings, knowledge management and human capacity buildings. After the effective and successful discussion Dr. Monga and Mr. Cukrowski appreciated the meeting and proposed several ideas for possible cooperation, which have to be developed further. Dr. Monga expressed significant interest for developing strategic partnership and co-operation with ICPE. He also asked Mr. Cukrowski to give impact and active participation in creating concrete proposals for cooperation with ICPE in the fields of trainings and human capacity buildings. It was stressed that one of the mutual projects/activities could be creating regular two-week summer courses in Ljubljana in the field of Industrial Energy Efficiency, Policy and Clean Technologies. Such proposal raised by UNIDO was strongly supported and appreciated by ICPE delegation.

ADG of ICPE Mr. Podobnik also met Mr. Rachid Bencherif, Head, Grants Unit, Office of the Director-General, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). In the meeting also participated Ms. Souhad Khriesat and Ms. Shirin Hashemzadeh, Technical Assistance Officers, Grants Unit, Office of the Director-General, OFID and Mr. Nenad Stankovic, ICPE Representative in Vienna.

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