BIMSTEC Energy Centre
The First BIMSTEC Energy Ministers Conference, held on 4th October, 2005 in New Delhi, inter-alia agreed to setting up of a BIMSTEC Energy Centre (BEC) for sharing experience in reforms, restructuring, regulation and best practices in energy sector. A concept note was discussed with representatives of BIMSTEC Member Countries on January 25-27, 2006.
Objectives of BIMSTEC Energy Centre
The BIMSTEC Energy Centre (BEC) would coordinate, facilitate and strengthen cooperation in energy sector in BIMSTEC region by promoting experience sharing and capacity building.
The Centre would have following objectives :
(a) To create ,manage and evaluate energy related data-base relevant to the region; and taking into view various on-going activities and suggest a road map for meaningful intra- BIMSTEC cooperation.
(b) To prepare and operationalise a framework for networking among the national level institutions in the region.
(c) To prepare the groundwork, such as feasibility studies, data collection etc. for intra- BIMSTEC energy related projects.
(d) To study , compile and disseminate the prevailing policies of the BIMSTEC member countries in different areas of energy sector.
(e) To enhance cooperation for capacity building and sharing of experiences on best practices, including reforms, regulation and energy efficiency.
(f) To function as the secretariat for energy cooperation activities.
BIMSTEC Centre on Weather and Climate (BCWC)
During the 1st BIMSTEC Summit, India proposed cooperation in information sharing on Remote Sensing for the purpose of agricultural, environmental, and catastrophe management. Additionally, India has put forward a plan to establish the BIMSTEC Centre on Weather and Climate in New Delhi. The Memorandum of Association (MoA) on the establishment of BIMSTEC Centre for Weather and Climate (BCWC) was signed in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 04 March 2014 at the Third BIMSTEC Summit.
Objectives of establishing this centre are:
- To promote and encourage cooperation between BIMSTEC member countries in identified areas of fundamental and applied scientific research in weather prediction and climate modeling.
- To promote scientific capacity building in weather and climate research.
- To encourage and assist the publication of important results of research obtained within the framework of the BIMSTEC cooperation on weather and climate.
The Centre has been functioning in National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
⇒ First Meeting of the Governing Board and Scientific Advisory Council of the BIMSTEC Center for Weather & Climate was held in New Delhi, India on 30 July 2018 & Workshop entitled “Severe Weather/Climate Disaster warning for BIMSTEC Region” was held in New Delhi, India on 31 July 2018.
Last updated on 06 August 2018