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June 27 2019

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei at the Sustainable Development Summer School Jointly Organized by UNDESA, UNDP, ICTP, WBG, ESMAP, UNECA, UKAID, OpTIMUS, KTH



On 27th – 28th June 2019 in Trieste (Italy) Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei takes part in the Joint Summer School on Modelling Tools for Sustainable Development hosted and supported by the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (UNESCO), www.OpTIMUS.community, KTH, UK aid, WBG, ESMAP, UNDESA, UNDP, UNECA and other partners, with the participation of the FEEM’s Executive Director Paolo Carnevale. 
The annual event is devoted to promote quantitative analysis to support national strategies towards achievement of the 2030 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Joint Summer School on Modelling Tools for Sustainable Development has two main aims: 1. strengthening the country capacity to incorporate model-based analysis into the policy formulation process; 2. serving as a platform for dialogue among stakeholders from governments, academia and the international development community.

The summer school is followed by an high-level meeting and a Strategic Dialogue to discuss progress made to date and the way forward to best support the incorporation of quantitative methods into national decision making processes for sustainable development. The Strategic Dialogue includes presentations from selected country participants to simulate integrated national development pathways.

Moreover, a complementary event is held on the afternoon of 28th June as part of the international Roundtable Initiative on Strategic Energy Planning, organized by the Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) program, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Finally, pre-events on the afternoon of 26th June promote partnership focus groups to uptake the soon-to-be-launched Global Electrification Platform (GEP). In the evening of the 26th there will be an agreement signing ceremony for the continuation of the SDSummerSchool at the ICTP as well as a preview of the GEP which is anticipated to bring a step change in electrification planning.

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