The most important annual event of the Latin American Energy Organization, OLADE will be held next November 25, 2016, in Quito, Ecuador. OLADE'S XLVI MEETING OF MINISTERS. The High Officials of the 27 member countries of OLADE, as well as other personalities will participate in this meeting. The main subject to be discussed at the meeting will be the "Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Energy Development for Latin America and the Caribbean" for which, there will be a Ministerial Panel to discuss the major energy challenges facing the region to achieve sustainable energy development by 2030.

The agenda includes the presentation of the annual report of the Executive Secretary, Dr. Fernando César Ferreira (2014-2016); Ministerial Decisions proposals relating to support Ecuador in solidarity by the earthquake of April 16, 2016, discussion and approval of the creation of the Latin American Energy Fund - FOLADE for the realization of energy projects; Strategic recommendations on the Climate Change Guidelines for Policy Makers in the Energy Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean; and the election of the Executive Secretary of the Organization for the period 2017-2020.

As part of this important meeting it will also be held the XLVII Council of Experts on November 22 and 23, the Regional Policy Dialogue Energy IDB SE4ALL on November 24, the V Meeting of Energy Ministers of CELAC, and finally on November 26 it was scheduled a technical visit to the Esmeraldas refinery.

The relevance of the issues discussed during the Meeting of Ministers of OLADE, as well as the dynamics of the energy sector in recent years has summoned the Presidents of the host countries to participate as Keynote speakers. Thus, in 2014 the meeting was attended by His Excellency Mr. Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic of El Salvador and in 2015 by His Excellency Mr. Evo Morales Ayma President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. On this occasion the meeting will be enhanced by the participation of His Excellency Mr. Jorge Glas Espinel, Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador as keynote speaker at the Opening Ceremony of the Meeting.

Date: November 25, 2016
Location: Swisshotel. Quito, Ecuador
Time: 8H30
Press contact: patricia.rojas@olade.org / (593 2) 259 81 22


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