Samriddhi’s Energy Expert at Bhutan

Pramod Rijal at the E3 conference, Bhutan

Samriddhi’s Energy Expert, Mr. Pramod Rijal, took part in the E3 conference on invitation from  QED beginning 29th of October to 31st of October, 2014 at Taj Tashi Hotel, Thimpu, Bhutan. He represented Nepal at a panel-discussion on ‘Financing Energy Projects: Defining a Role for the Private Sector’. He shared his lessons from Nepal’s hydro power development in Bhutan.

The E3 Conference is a platform for experts, policymakers, and business leaders to discuss the many aspects of developing the energy sector: social, cultural, economic, and environmental. It serves the dual objective of raising concerns in these sectors, and discussing the roles of South Asian countries with regards to the future of energy security in the region.

The QED Group, based in Thimpu, Bhutan, mainly works in areas that include research and consulting in the areas of economy, society, public policy and business and management. It describes itself as an independent think tank that specializes in socioeconomic research and provides advisory services in strategy and management. Bhutan and Nepal are both known as geographically small yet naturally rich countries, thus it only made sense to collaborate with organizations that held the same beliefs about both countries, accounting for unified hydro power research projects, supported by both Samriddhi and QED.