The meeting, hosted by UNSD at their Headquarters in New York focused on reviewing progress and action plans in regard to the following:
The IEF shared the results of the last JODI Workshop for Africa region held in Tunisia on 11-13 April 2017 back-to-back with the 3rd IEF-OFID Symposium on Energy Poverty, which demonstrated a clear link between energy data transparency and efforts to alleviate energy poverty in Africa. It was highlighted that this Workshop that was held in cooperation with the African Energy Commission (AFREC), and with the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) had more than 60 attendees form more than 30 African countries was the largest JODI Workshop ever held. The IEF thanked the JODI partners for their support to hold this milestone Workshop in this key region.
The IEF, the IEA, and OPEC gave Feedback from attending recently the EIA Energy Conference in Washington DC on 27-28 June 2017 where JODI was featured in the Conference and how this was a great opportunity to engage with users and experts etc. in line with the JODI Action plan.
The IEF briefed the Partners on progress being made to have JODI data to appear at Data Redistribution Agencies such as (Argus, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, etc.) soon. It was agreed to launch this during the upcoming JODI Conference in London on October 2017.
The Partners discussed the plans to hold the JODI Conference in London on 10-11 October 2017, theme, sessions, speakers, invitations, etc. It was agreed that holding the 13th JODI international conference in London will be a great opportunity to deepen engagement with stakeholder (users / analysts / providers of data / industry) in support of the ongoing development of the JODI.