Meeting of Heads of JODI Partner Organisations

28 Sep 2016
  • Meeting of Heads of JODI Partner Organisations

The heads and representatives of the following Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) partners: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF), and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), met in Algiers on 26 September, ahead of the IEF15 Ministerial and took account of progress made since the last heads of JODI partners meeting in Moscow in 2014. The African Energy Commission (AFREC) also attended the meeting in Algiers as an observer.


The JODI partners discussed how they can best collaborate with different actors and stakeholders at various stages of the JODI data supply chain. They also reviewed progress made and endorsed the Five‐Year JODI plan to 2020 and agreed to focus future actions based on the plan.


JODI partners agreed to continue improving the quality, reliability and timeliness of JODI data. They also discussed progress made to increase JODI visibility and welcomed efforts to extend JODI’s geographic reach and improve data transparency of other energy sources such as coal. In this regard, they welcomed further cooperation with AFREC in the future.


The JODI partners call on IEF ministers and JODI stakeholders in government and industry to continue their support for JODI and ensure that the necessary institutional framework is in‐place to provide comprehensive, reliable, and timely energy data.


Press Release


Published on OPEC website | September 26, 2016

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