Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA)
SREDA is the government authority set up to promote, facilitate and disseminate sustainable energy (SE), i.e. covering both the areas of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency(EE) to ensure the energy security of the country.
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC)
BERC was established on March 13, 2003 through a legislative Act of the Government of Bangladesh. The commission has the mandate to regulate Electricity, Gas and Petroleum products for the whole of Bangladesh.
Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR)
MPEMR has two Divisions headed by two secretaries; Power Division is responsible for all policies and matters relating to electricity generation, transmission and distribution from conventional and non-conventional energy sources including hydro electricity. Besides, Power Cell acts as its “Think Tank” provides policy supports. Sustainable Renewable Development Authority (SREDA) is the nodal agency for supporting sustainable and renewable energy development.
Bangladesh Bank (BB)
Bangladesh Bank (BB) is the central bank and apex regulatory body for the country’s monetary and financial system. In addition to supporting and launching 50 green refinancing products Bangladesh Bank has also lined up a USD 200 million longer term fund called ‘Green Transformation Fund’ to support green transition of manufacturing practices in the export oriented textiles and leather sectors
Danish Development Assistance (DANIDA)
The strategy for Denmark’s development cooperation “The Right to a Better Life”, creates the foundation for an effective Danish development cooperation which aims to combat poverty and promote human rights. Economic growth is central to the strategy, but growth should be green and promote social progress in order for it to contribute to improving the lives of poor people and their ability to create a better life for themselves. The 3e programme is financed by DANIDA.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID’s Catalyzing Clean Energy in Bangladesh (CCEB) supports the development of a low greenhouse gas economy and promotes clean energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation in Bangladesh. The project commenced in 2012.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
GIZ has focused on the following priority areas in Bangladesh since 2014: Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, Good Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights, and Adaptation to Climate Change in Urban Areas.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
JICA supports activities in Bangladesh for accelerating sustainable economic growth with equity and bringing people out of poverty towards becoming a middle income country. Of note JICA has been supporting SREDA to establish the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Master Plan and for introducing total quality management to public power entities.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)
BGMEA is one of the largest trade associations in the country representing the readymade garment industry, particularly the woven garments, knitwear and sweater sub-sectors with equal importance. BGMEA started with only 12 members in early 1980’s and presently has around 4300 member factories.
Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BKMEA)
BKMEA was formed as a trade association to facilitate and promote knitwear business to cater to the demand generated from the changing apparel global value chain. Today it is an organization of about 2000 knitwear manufacturers and exporters that represent the largest export earning sector of the country.
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI)
DCCI is the largest business chamber in Bangladesh. Its membership consists of industrial conglomerates, manufacturers, importers, exporters and traders mostly of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The main objectives of DCCI are to promote private sector enterprises and businesses with advocacy, awareness and policy inputs to government.