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) 

During this meeting, the private sector of Indonesia, Turkey and Iran has signed a Minute of Meeting to facilitate cooperation through a long-term program on Automotive Industry. A joint working group will be established to develop the long-term cooperation.

2.        The Fifth Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) was held in Tehran, Iran, on February 28 – March 02 2010, back-to-back meeting with the First D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Industry. 

During WGIC meeting, all the delegations discussed and approved all the Terms of Reference (ToR) of 11 Task Forces as recommended on previous D-8 WGIC meeting. In addition, Plan of Action: Cooperation on Industry & Tehran Declaration on D-8 Industrial Cooperation was adopted by WGIC meeting. Meanwhile, at ministerial meeting, The Ministers adopted Tehran Declaration.

3.        As the one of coordinator Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) under 11 Task Forces of D-8 WGIC, Iran Small Industries & Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) hosted the First D-8 SMEs Governmental Bodies Meeting of D-8 Member Countries on 06-07 December 2010 in Tehran-Iran with the idea to examine how to implement the agreements and deepen the ties between D-8 Member Countries.  In addition, the meeting has also considered that it is also timely opportune for D-8 governmental bodies to meet and discuss common efforts in responding towards the current potential market of D-8 SMEs. 

4.        As a follow up activity of the First D-8 SMEs Governmental Bodies Meeting of D-8 Member Countries on 06-07 December 2010 in Tehran-Iran, Iranian government held the SME Cluster Development Best Practice Workshop on 8-9 February 2011 in Tehran-Iran, which intended to familiarize the related persons from Member Countries with the concept and experiences of SME Cluster Development in Iran. The workshop commenced successfully with full participation from D-8 Member Countries and ECO. 

5.        The Sixth Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) and Second D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Industry was held on 4-6 October 2011 in Istanbul-Turkey. Excluding Task Force on Textile and Garment, all Task Forces were discussed. Turkish delegation also proposed to add one more Task Force, namely Task Force on Machinery.

At Ministerial level meeting, the Ministers adopted Istanbul Declaration. In addition, at agenda item: exchange of views on Industry Meeting, Minister of Industry of Indonesia and Minister of Industry of Iran emphasized on the discrepancy in the level of performance of various Task Forces of the WGIC and called of an objective review and analysis, with regards to optimization of the number of TFs.

6.        The First D-8 Task Force Meeting on Textile and Garment successfully held on 27-28 October 2011 in Jakarta-Indonesia. The meeting decided that the Member Countries would submit their respective set of concrete proposals for cooperation to D-8 Secretariat within 45 days. In addition, Indonesian delegation proposed a matrix for the articulation of a plan of action for the future of the Task Force, which can also serve as a mechanism for further articulation of the activities of the Task Force.

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 ( 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 ( 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

Coordinator: Turkey, Nigeria

Md. Zulfikar Ali Haydary
Deputy Secretary
Ministry of Industries
91, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka
Phone: 9552749

Mr. Raouf Hasan Farg
Head of Central Department of Investment Policies and International Agreement
Ministry of Trade & Industry
Phone: +2022 794 4984
Fax: +2022 7953466

Head of Center for Research and Development of Resources, Environment, and Energy
Jln. Jend. Gatot 
Subroto Kav. 52-53, 
20th floor Jakarta Selatan 12950
Phone: +62 21 5252746, 
+62 21 525 5509
Ext: 2159, 4042
Fax: +6221 5252746

Mr. Vahid Gohari Sadr
Phone: 0098-21-27935447
Fax: 0098-21-88797368

Mr. Anbalagan Kannan
Undersecretary, Policy Planning and International Relations Division
Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water,
Level 3, Block E4/5, ComplexE, Federal Government Adm Centre, 62668 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Phone:+603 8883 6381
Fax:+603 8889 3930

Mr. KM Zubair
Chief of Ministry of Environment
Phone: 051-9203381

Public Sector:
Halime Semerci – Head of Dept.
Tel: +90 312 212 6420/7143
Fax: +90 312 212 40 64

Private Sector:
Alpay Unal
Tel: +90 312 446 15 40
Fax: +90 312 446 14 45

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)

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