November 17 - 19, 2015
Location: Colombo
Country: Sri Lanka

To achieve large-scale dissemination of biogas in sustainable way, the partnership between public and private stakeholders in the sector will need to further evolve. Can innovations of both technical/technological and policy/financing nature speed up this endeavor? Over the recent years, a number of different actors have come up with a wide range of innovative solutions to scaling up of renewable energy technologies including biogas - conducive conditions to generate the much needed investments, accessible funding schemes, innovative marketing approaches, policy frameworks and last but not least technological innovations like pre-manufactured biodigesters or improved models.

Given this need of innovation to drive effective growth of the biogas sector in Asian countries PIN, SNV, Ministry of Power and Energy of Sri Lanka, UNDP/Nama project, HELP-O and Janathakshan in cooperation with the ADB/E4ALL and financial support of European Union are organizing an International Biogas Workshop, 17-19 November 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Objective of the workshop, methods and number of participants:

i. To share Sri Lanka experience regarding the progress and challenges faced by the small and medium-scale biogas programs (presentations, discussion, field visit);

ii. To present, discuss and advance innovations including innovative finance mechanisms and policy instruments; technical innovations; innovative institutional set-up and public-private partnerships; innovative marketing/promotional approaches and tools (presentations and discussion).

About 80 persons are expected to participate in the workshop. This diverse group will consist of representatives from the private sector, civil society, academia and government in Asian countries, representatives from development partners and banks and stakeholders from the biogas sector in Sri Lanka.

Date, venue, language: The workshop will take place November 17-19, 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop language
will be English.