GECF participates in the JODI Inter-Secretariat Meeting
The JODI Inter-Secretariat Meeting was held on October 4-5, 2018 in Paris, organized by the International Energy Forum and hosted in the International Energy Agency (IEA) headquarters in Paris, France.
GECF Delegation was composed by Dr. Roberto Arenas Lara, Head of the Data and Information Services Department and Dr. Mona Shokripour, Energy Statistician. A number of topics were discussed during the meeting, including the process of data exchange among partners in 2018, capacity building activities for 2018 and 2019, as well as deliberations about the next JODI Conference 2019.
GECF became an official partner of the Joint Organization Data Initiative Gas (JODI-Gas) in May 2014, being the only gas organization in JODI-Gas. The full names of the JODI-Gas partner organizations are: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), International Energy Agency (IEA), International Energy Forum (IEF), Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).
Dr. Arenas Lara reiterate the Secretariat’s commitment and support to work closely with JODI partners to pursue the objective of JODI-Gas initiative by the development of the JODI 5 Year Plan.
GECF expressed their appreciation to the IEF and IEA for their hospitality and excellent arrangements made for the meeting.