In June 2017, the Government of Viet Nam and its international Development Partners formally established the Viet Nam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) with the aim to strengthen cooperation, dialogue and exchange of experiences and knowledge in the country’s Energy Sector.
The overall objective of the Viet Nam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) is to work towards effective and efficient international support to sustainable energy development in Viet Nam, in line with national law and international agreements of which Viet Nam is a member.
To provide a forum for high-level policy dialogue and technical dialogue between the Government of Viet Nam and Development Partners, as well as stakeholders in the energy sector.
To provide a platform to facilitate alignment of ODA with Viet Nam’s energy and climate change strategies and action plans as well as shared international commitments, and private investment in the energy sector.
To provide a platform to facilitate implementation of development cooperation activities in the energy sector, and to reinforce coherence and effectiveness of international support while avoiding duplication and fragmentation of aid delivery.
To enhance learning through information sharing and communication between national and international participants.
The VEPG Steering Committee is chaired by a Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and co-chaired by two representatives of the Development Partnersthe VEPG Co-Chairs (VEPG Co-Chairs). It includes further senior representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade MOIT and is supported by the VEPG Secretariat.
The VEPG Steering Committee guides the management, work planning and operations of the VEPG, including its Technical Working Groups and the the VEPG Secretariat.
VEPG Secretariat was established to provide support to the VEPG and foster the mutual exchange and political dialogue between Government of Viet Nam and development partners within the framework of the VEPG.
Since August 2018, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been hosting the VEPG Secretariat as part of the “Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the EU‐Viet Nam Energy Facility”, co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The main function of the Secretariat is to support the operation of the VEPG which include logistic, conceptual and technical Support and monitoring Support.