Energy Sector Coordinating Committee

Energizing the CAREC Region

The Energy Sector Coordinating Committee, or ESCC, guides strategic decision making and planning for all energy-related investments. It also coordinates other sector-wide issues and activities, including

  • events and capacity-building activities,
  • identifying energy sector pilot projects and development issues with sector-wide implications, and
  • coordinating the work of energy project working groups.

The ESCC regularly reports and makes recommendations to the CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting, which in turn informs the CAREC Ministerial Conference.

The ESCC comprises senior government officials from relevant agencies and ministries in all CAREC countries. It works with the CAREC national focal points to ensure effective coordination on a regional level, and with the CAREC Secretariat, based out of the Asian Development Bank.

The ESCC meets at least once a year. The host country for each committee meeting acts as the official chair of that meeting.

Refer to the institutional framework document for more information on sector coordinating committees.