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The 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) meeting held on 28  February 2010, in Tehran agreed to establish the Task Force (TF) on Energy and Environmental Conservation. The overall objective of cooperation in energy in relation to industry is to articulate a vision, targets and road map(s) for addressing key development challenges facing industries. A comprehensive road map would be put in place for developing energy policies, legal instruments, technologies, manpower, infrastructure and market to ensure that the visions and targets are realized. The long term objective would be stimulating economic growth, employment and empowerment. The WGIC also adopted the  Terms of Reference of the TF on Energy as follows:  

•To coordinate energy policies in line with D-8 objectives for sustainable Industrial Growth in Member States

•To develop common energy roadmaps that will support aggressive industrial development in Member States

•To develop database for manufacturing activities and energy management strategies

•To identify and adopt best practices for industrial energy consumption  

•To survey the present industrial energy demand and supply projections in Member States

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1.        In line with the initiation of Task Forces under WGIC, the proposal to identify the TFs was raised during the Fourth Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) on 10-12 November 2008, Bali-Indonesia. 

After having and intensive discussion and exchange of views, the meeting agreed to strengthen future cooperation through Task Forces:

1.Automotive (Coordinator: Iran, Egypt, and Indonesia)
2.Energy, Power Sector and Conservation (Coordinator: Turkey, Nigeria)
3.Food production through Mechanization (Coordinator: Malaysia) 
4.Cooperation/Transfer of Technology (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
5.Petrochemicals and Fertilizer (Coordinator: Indonesia, Iran)
6.Cement (Coordinator: Iran)
7.Steel (Coordinator: Iran)
8.Textile (Coordinator: Egypt, Indonesia)
9.Standardization and Intellectual Property Rights (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
10.SMEs (Coordinator: Turkey, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria)
11.Electronics and IT (Coordinator: Malaysia) 



D-8 Organization has successfully held the 2nd Industrial Ministerial Meeting and 6th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) during 4-6 October 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey, to strengthen its industrial cooperation among member countries in order to find and secure opportunities for new investment and markets, with the recovery of the global economy continued robustly during the final months of 2010 and into early 2011.

D-8 has previously held its 1st Industrial Ministerial Meeting and the 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) in early 2010 in Tehran. At the Tehran Meeting D-8 has tried to utilize existing capacities in order to increase industrial cooperation within its ranks and improve its collective relative weight in the global industry. The “Tehran Declaration” provides a quite pragmatic approach to move in the direction of expanding industrial and technological cooperation amongst us. It also lays out a number of practical policies and measures towards increasing industrial and  market opportunities as well as financial resources.

This meeting designed to take stock of D-8’s collective performance thus far, analyze the situation with each and every Task Force it holds under the Working Group on Industry, and adopt a very objective and realistic approach to their future work, including with respect to the current mechanism of the coordination of Task Forces shared between and among a number of countries – which, in certain cases, might have not proved conducive to achieving the desired pace of dynamism and progress. The emphasize is being put on a number of Task Forces, for example Petrochemical/Fertilizer and Food Production Task Forces, which need to be accorded special attention, since they directly serve to increase food security for and within the D-8 community with almost 1 billion population and quite serious pockets of challenge in this field.

D-8 has had agreement with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on a Memorandum of Understanding covering a wide range of areas of development-related activities, with special emphasis on agriculture and food security. In this special meeting in Istanbul, and at the margins of the Ministerial Meeting, D-8 has also signed M.O.U. with ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization).

Outcomes of the Task Force on Energy of the 4th Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation 26-27 January 2015, Tehran, Iran are as follows:

-Emphasizing the nomination of the D-8 Focal Points. For the year 2015, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey is the  Coordinator. From 2016 onwards, the coordinating focal point will be selected on yearly basis in alphabetical order or to the next volunteer. 

-Introducing the most capable and professional consultants, contractors and Research companies of each Member States in the field of energy projects in the D-8 website.

-Recognition of the certificates issued by the Reference Laboratories of the D-8 Member States for the equipment used in energy industry with assurances of their quality and compatibility with acceptable standards.

-Promoting collaboration and establishment of Joint Ventures (JVs) among the Research Institutes of the Member States for R&D projects in the following fields:

**Transfer of know-how /Commercialization of research projects
**Environmental protection
**Renewable Energy
**Energy Outlook Planning
**Energy Efficiency
**Energy Conservation and Auditing
**Smart Grid
**Electric Vehicles
**Loss Reduction
**Electric Power Market Design, and
**Residual Life Estimation

-The Niroo Research Institute (NRI) affiliated to the Ministry of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran (www.NRI.ac.ir) and  National Center for Energy and Environment of Federal Republic of Nigeria, stated their readiness to share their experience and achievements in the energy field and establish the JVs with interested counterparts among the D-8 Member States for further research and development as well as commercialization of the feasible energy projects. 

-Emphasizing the organization of workshops, seminars and short term training courses in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy auditing and waste management with the aim to train the energy managers and specialists in the D-8 Member States

-The Energy Efficiency Organization (IEEO) affiliated to the Ministry of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran (www.ieeo.org.ir) stated its readiness to organize the related workshops and training courses in the field of energy efficiency and auditing in coordination with the D-8 Secretariat. 

-Recommending the establishment of fund or credit lines (according to individual member state laws and legislations) for enhancing implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the D-8 Member States 

-With the aim of enhancing the rural electrification and environmental protection, large importance and priority will be given to the research projects cost reduction of solar panels and improving efficiency. 

-Regarding good experience, know-how and good technical and commercial solutions of some of the companies in the D-8 Member States on the field mentioned below, informing such companies of the international tenders organized by the  Member States through D-8 portal is emphasized;

Construction, commissioning, O&M, rehabilitation and technical services of thermal power plants (Gas, Steam and Combined Power Plants) and manufacturing and supplying  spare parts
Wind and Solar CSP power plants and photovoltaic panels
Onshore and Offshore oil and gas field development
EPD and drilling projects
Midstream and downstream process units
Utilities and offsite
Pipeline and gas compression stations
Oil tank farms and manufacturing of pressure vessels


Outcomes of the Task Force on Energy of the 5th Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation 09-10 May 2016, Cairo, Egypt are as follows:

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Bangladesh:
Md. Aminur Rahman
Deputy Secretary
Ministry of Industries
Fax: +880 2 9563553
Email: dsintcop@moind.gov.bd 


Egypt
Ms. Shadya Qadry
GM for International Agreement Department Industrial Development Authority
Ministry of Trade, Industries and SMEs
Fax: +202 253 703 37
Email:Shadya_Qadry1@yahoo.com

Indonesia:

Ir. Setio Hartono, MM
Secretary Directorate General of Manufacturing Based Industry Ministry of Industry

Muhammad Taufiq, ST,
Head of Bureau Ministry of Industry

MT Fasti Wulan 
Assistant Deputy Head of Bureau Ministry of Industry

Yudhanti Lintong 
Head of Center for Green Industry and Environment Assessment

Sopandi Shinta Damerys
Acting Deputy Director on Energy and Water Management
Ph: +62 21 5255509 ext.2269


Malaysia:
Mr. Joshua Ngooi Teck Hwa
Senior Principal Assistant Director, Investment Policy and Trade Facilitation Division, MITI
Email: joshuangooi.miti@miti.gov.my
Tel: 603 - 6200 0178
Fax: 603 - 6201 2339

Turkey:
Ms. Sinem Caynak
Engineer
Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT)
Phone: +90 312 212 6420
Fax: +90 312 212 4064
Email: s.caynak@enerji.gov.tr 

Meetings so far held:


-1st Task Force Meeting on Energy and Environmental Conservation(4-6 October 2011, Istanbul – Turkey)


-2nd Task Force Meeting on Energy and Environmental Conservation(8-10 October 2012, Dhaka – Bangladesh)


-3rd D-8 Task Force Meeting on Energy (26-28 January 2015, Tehran-Iran)


-4th D-8 Task Force Meeting on Energy (09-10 May 2016, Cairo-Egypt)