Fuel Energy Sector Transparency Initiative: Creating a dialogue and public interest on energy issues (FESTI)

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Project Period

26 /09– 27/09, 2011


Conference/ Transparency/ Energy Sector/ Public Dialogue

Country/ Location

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Contact person

Nurzat Abdyrasulova

Email: unison@elcat.kg

Project Summary


Contracting Authority


Project Partners (+Contact Info)

  • Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ministry of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • FESTI Supervisory Board under the Ministry of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Soros Foundation – Kyrgyzstan
  • Prayas Energy Group (Puna, India)
  • World Resource Institute (Washington, USA)

Narrative description/ Abstract of Project Objectives

This project comprised of exchange of experiences in enhancing the transparency in different sectors, particularly the energy sector.

An international FESTI presentation was held in the Kyrgyz Republic during which high level authorities were urged to adopt principles of good governance

Description of services provided by Unison

Unison conducted the plenary sessions on:

  • Global Initiatives in Transparency: Paradigms and Experiences
  • Key Issues in Energy Sector Transparency
  • Transparency of investments
  • Transparency of financial flow – commercial losses and experiences in utility reform, the Georgia Case
  • Consumer Issues: transparency in billing, service norms, grievance redressal procedures
  • Mini-Workshops
  • Using the regulatory process to understand costs
  • Implementing a Freedom of Information Act
  • Designing a Transparent Planning and Forecasting


The outputs of the project included a FESTI Resolution as well as an analysis of possible implementation of successful experience in energy sector of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

Project Series


Predecessor project

Central Asian European International Forum on Climate Change CAEFOCC-II 2010

Successor Project

Be warm-1

FESTI: Fuel and Energy Transparency Initiative