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JODI Information Seminar

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21 November 2017

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

The IEF participated in the ‘JODI Information Seminar’ which was held on 21 November 2017 on the sidelines of the GECF Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

This event was inaugurated by the HE President Evo Morales of Plurinational State of Bolivia. Also by HE Luis Alberto Sánchez, Minister of Hydrocarbons of Bolivia. Also, by HE Dr Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). 

JODI partner organisations (IEAOLADE, and OPEC) also attended the seminar demonstrating strong support to GECF and cooperation amongst the JODI Partners in advancing global energy data transparency.

The JODI Seminar gathered government officials, industry experts, and media to discuss the history of JODI since its inception in 2000 and the way forward. Speakers debated the challenges faced in data collection and shared solutions on improving the JODI Database to be more reliable, timely, and complete. It was highlighted that data transparency is paramount if we are to achieve energy transition and sustainable development goals, including the challenge of living up to SDG7, "ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all". During the seminar, HE Dr Adeli emphasised the need for reliable data to support short- and long-term gas market research and forecasts. 

The President of Bolivia, HE Evo Morales, highlighted that leaders need reliable data to make informed decisions on policies and investments that affect their citizens. He reinforced his strong support to JODI and saluted the collaborations between the JODI Partners and their member countries to improve global energy data transparency, as it relates to oil and gas. 

The JODI Information Seminar hosted by the GECF in Bolivia was in line with key actions stated in the JODI 5-Year Action Plan which calls for: 

  • Raising awareness of the JODI platform and database
  • Identifying and engaging champions for JODI

By putting the JODI 5-Year Action Plan into practice, JODI partners spare no efforts to meet with key stakeholders around the world to deliver JODI aspirations for: 

  • Stronger commitment
  • Well-trained professionals
  • Stronger public engagement

The JODI Information Seminar presided over by a Head of State, HE President Evo Morales, was broadcasted on live news media outlets Bolivia and contributed to building public engagement with JODI to the highest levels.

JODI Information Session Live Broadcast on Bolivia TV