On December 3, 2018 Deputy Chief of the Presidential Executive Office and Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov met with MGIMO students.
Representatives of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency took part in the meeting and had the opportunity to ask the Presidential Press Secretary t the question of the youth energy cooperation between BRICS countries in the framework of preparation to the chairmanship of Russia in BRICS in 2020. Dmitry Peskov said that BRICS is an important association that has quite broad prospects, and the more spheres will be developed in BRICS, the closer ties between the countries will be. “The participating countries have many overlapping interests, and we have very high hopes for the BRICS. Russia’s plans are to work very actively within the framework of this Association,” the Kremlin representative said.
Answering the question about the Russian-Brazilian relations’ development after the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro, Presidential Press Secretary expressed hope for further development of bilateral relations with Brazil and the cooperation within the BRICS. Dmitry Peskov also commented on the results of the meeting of the RIC countries that was held on the sidelines of the G20 summit: “Cooperation between Russia, China and India is very important, because there is a natural coincidence of interests on a wide range of topics, including in international Affairs and our bilateral relations.”
The meeting was held in the mode of live dialogue. The Presidential Press Secretary answered the students’ questions on a wide range of topics, from the global role of Russian Federation, the vectors of the country’s development to the secrets of the professional success of a journalist and Press Secretary.
On November 28, 2018, the BRICS Youth Energy Agency held a video conference on energy geopolitics with the University of Latin American integration (Brazil) at the MGIMO-University. The Deputy Director of the MGIMO Institute of Energy Diplomacy, Mr. I. Guliyev, made a welcoming speech and made a report on the main activities of the Institute.
During the conference, the report on the digitalization of the fuel and energy complex in the BRICS countries was made by the chief specialist of the international organizations Department of the international activity of the “Russian Energy Agency” Ministry of energy of Russia N.Novikov. The expert stated that the BRICS countries are capable of creating effective joint digital platforms for energy development.
The head of the Analytical center of the BRICS YEA A.Shklovskaya, in her speech introduced colleagues from Brazil to the main provisions of the development of the Agency “BRICS Youth energy Outlook 2018”, presented earlier in the year to the leadership of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation. In his report, the head of the BRICS YEA Platform, A.Kirgizov-Barsky, paid attention to the achievement of the UN sustainable development goals by the BRICS countries, noting that Brazil from the five countries is closer to these goals.
At the end of the event, colleagues from the University of Latin American integration thanked the BRICS YEA and Insitute of Energy Siplomacy of MGIMO for organizing a video conference and confirmed their readiness to cooperate under the auspices of the youth energy Agency during Brazil’s chairmanship in BRICS in 2019.
In 2018, an agreement was signed between the BRICS YEA and the research center “BRICS Observatory” (unit of UNILA) to open a representative office of the youth Agency at the University of Latin American Integration.
On November 28, 2018, the BRICS Youth Energy Agency held a youth conference “International energy cooperation and challenges for energy in the 21st century” at International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP MGIMO). Igbal Guliyev, Deputy Director, started the conference with a report on the current challenges of international energy cooperation.
In the framework of the conference Maya Karaeva, a student of the Gubkin Russian State University of oil and gas, has presented a report on transformation of energy markets. She analyzed the factors of energy cooperation between the RIC countries, stressing that such “Eastern” vector is a promising field of cooperation for Russia.
Anatoly Shiptenko, a 4th year student of MIEP MGIMO, Deputy Chairman of the MGIMO Arctic Club, made a report on the formats of international cooperation in the field of “peaceful” nuclear power and spoke about the priority sites for the Russian Federation, including the IAEA, the Commission of the CIS member States on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, JINR, ITER.
The 3rd year student of MGIMO University Inna Ulyankina presented the results of her own research on the use of renewable energy sources in the Arctic conditions on the example of Finland, and the 1st year student of master’s program at MGIMO University Anastasia Gubchevskaya drew attention to environmental risks in the production of hydrocarbons.
At the end of the conference, Igbal Guliyev noted the high quality of the preparation of research and awarded participants with certificates.
On November 22, 2018 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa Lindiwe Sisulu met with the leadership of the MGIMO University and gave a lecture to the students.
The meeting was attended by Vice-rector Artem Malgin, Head of International management Egor Andreev, Dean of the faculty of International Business and Administration, a well-known scientist in african studies Vladimir Shitov and associate Professor in the Department of Oriental studies, Ekaterina Koldunova. The parties discussed the expansion of educational cooperation and activities within the BRICS Network University.
Then the Minister had a meeting with the students of MGIMO. Ms. Sisulu devoted a lecture to the role of Africa in the modern world and in global politics, as well as topical issues on the international agenda in the context of South Africa’s election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2019-2020 and the results of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg. Special attention was paid to the issues of sustainable development, settlement of political and military conflicts in Africa, as well as the key role of South Africa and regional associations in their solution.
Arina Dulepova, Head of the energy research Department for South Africa at the BRICS YEA Analytical Centre, took part in a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa. At the end of the lecture, Ms. Sisulu was presented the BRICS Youth Energy Outlook, developed within the framework of the Moscow BRICS YEA summit 2018. Ms. Dulepova also gave an interview to SABC News, where she noted the prospects and directions of development of cooperation between Russia and South Africa in the field of energy.
During the working visit, Lindiwe Sisulu met with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and took part in a meeting of the Russian-South African joint intergovernmental Committee on trade and economic cooperation.
BRICS Youth Energy Agency announces the opening of the Analytical centre that will unite young scientists, researchers and analysts of BRICS countries with scientific interests in the field of energy. The Agency invites students, young professionals, researchers and scientists aged 18 to 35 years to apply for membership in the BRICS YEA Analytical centre. It has 5 international research departments, which are formed on the basis of country preferences, as well as 2 research units: the Platform of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Platform of Young Scientists in the field of BRICS energy.
The Platform of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is created to promote the UN SDGs and the organization of youth research in the field of SDGs in the BRICS countries.
The Platform for Young scientists in the field of energy is designed to bring together young engineers, researchers, designers and developers who are ready to offer the world new technological projects in the field of energy and strive to find like-minded team members on the one hand, and sponsorship and grant support for the projects on the other hand. The most innovative projects of the representatives of the Analytical centre will be recommended for participation in the programs of the Agency’s partner – the Global Energy Association.
In 2018-2019, the young analysts and researchers will also have the unique opportunity to participate in the development of youth “Global technology forecast fuel and energy complex development of the BRICS countries”, which will be presented to the leadership of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation and industrial companies in the framework of the Youth day of the International forum “Russian energy week-2019”.
Young scientists and analysts within the Agency have a unique opportunity to conduct research under the leadership of leading experts of the BRICS countries, as well as to interact with interested young researchers in the field of energy. The Agency will also support representatives of the Analytical centre in participating in international conferences.
We look forward to your applications to become part of the international team of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency. Please note that the border of the first set is set for December 31, 2018.
You can apply here: https://global.yeabrics.org/registration-for-young-scientists/
On November 9, 2018 the Global Energy Association held a working meeting with the BRICS Youth Energy Agency (BRICS YEA). The parties identified the directions of cooperation and joint initiatives for implementation in 2019. During the meeting, the issues of support of the Agency’s research activities on the basis of the created Analytical center of BRICS YEA were discussed, along with the possibility of strategic partnerships for capacity development of young scientists in BRICS countries. The topic of implementation of youth programs of the Association with the participation of
young scientists and researchers in the field of energy (representatives of the BRICS countries) was taken up.
By the end of the year, the organizations are going to prepare a plan of joint activities in 2019 for consolidation of efforts to implement the international energy dialogue of the BRICS countries. The BRICS YEA team expressed their gratitude to the Association forsupport provided in 2018 and hope for effective cooperation in the future.
It should be reminded that Chairman of BRICS YEA Alexander Kormishin and the Acting President of the Global Energy Association Alexander Ignatov signed cooperation agreement within the Youth day of the International forum “Russian energy week-2018 ” at the stand of the Association. The terms of the partnership relate to geographical expansion coverage of activities of the parties, promotion of the Global Energy Association projects for young people scientists from the BRICS countries, the creation of conditions for the organization of joint research for young scientists in the field of energy and information support between the parties.
On November 2, 2018, representatives of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency met with Olga Yudina, Deputy Director of the project management and support Department of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation. The agenda of the meeting included summing up the results of the BRICS YEA Summit in Moscow, which took place on 4-6 October 2018 with the support of the Ministry of energy of Russia within the framework of the International forum “Russian energy week-2018”, as well as discussion of promising areas of the Agency’s development.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the key points of the Summit and Alexander Kormishin, Head of the Agency, also presented the most significant achievements for the development of the organization. The Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation expressed gratitude to Anastasya Shklovskaya, Head of the analytical centre of BRICS YEA, for active assistance in the organization of the event.
During the meeting, further development of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency was discussed. The priority areas of development were the preparation of BRICS YEA Summit in 2019 and the expansion of the geography of the Agency’s activities, the intensification of contacts with the Agency’s representative office at the University of Latin American integration in the context of Brazil’s chairmanship of BRICS in 2019. The Ministry of energy of Russia considers it expedient to cooperate with the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs to improve the effectiveness of the BRICS YEA in the international space, including the organization of energy events within the framework of the BRICS Youth summit in Brazil in 2019. The Executive department of the Agency announced the development of the BRICS YEA Development Strategy for 2019-2023, which will be presented on January 1, 2019. BRICS YEA also defines its strategic objective as the development of partnerships with domestic and foreign organizations in the field of energy research and youth energy cooperation, the development of the Analytical centre with the active involvement of BRICS young specialists.
At the end of the meeting, the Executive department of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency thanked the Ministry of energy of Russia for the support provided in 2018, and expressed hope for effective cooperation in the preparation of the Russian Federation’s Chairmanship in BRICS in 2020.
The First BRICS YEA Summit with support of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation was held on October, 4-6 as part of the “Russian Energy Week” International Forum 2018 in Moscow, Russia. The BRICS YEA Summit is considered to be a key youth forum on BRICS youth energy cooperation and development. The MGIMO University, the National Research University “MPEI”, the Global Energy Association and the Organizing Committee of the “Russian Energy Week” International Forum (“Smena Foundation”) were involved as organisation partners. The official partners of the summit are Russian oil&gas companies – Zarubezhneft JSC and Tatneft JSC.
The solemn opening ceremony took place in the MGIMO University. Deputy Foreign Minister, Russian Sherpa in BRICS Sergei Ryabkov sent a welcoming speech to the delegates of the summit. Other participants of the opening ceremony were Mikhail Kalugin, Head of the BRICS Devision, Foreign Policy Planning Department, Pavel Velikanov, Head of Devision, Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Energy of Russian Federation, Grigory Petushkov, Head of the National Council of Youth and Children Associations of Russia, Valeria Gorbacheva, Adviser to the National Committee for BRICS Research, First Secretaries of Embassy of South Africa, Brazil and India. Dmitry Zhuvakin, Deputy Director of the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP) welcomed the delegates on behalf of the MGIMO University. Senior representatives of the Indian universities and institutes took part in the Summit.
In the course of the first day of the Summit various discussions on the global trends of BRICS energy development were held – digitalisation of the fuel and mining industry and sustainable energy development of the member countries. Manpreet Singh Manna, Director (PMSSS & SWAYAM), All-India Сouncil for Technical Education, Indian Government, highlighted the importance of innovations which are subject to timely implementation. Pavel Velikanov, Head of Division, Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, upheld the thesis and explained which sectors of the world fuel and mining industry will be subject to digital transformation. Sustainable energy was a topic of a round-table with participation of Leonid Grigoryev, BRICS YEA Expert Council Member, Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation. First Secretaries of Embassy of South Africa, Brazil and India in Russian Federation and representatives of educational and public organisations participated on the discussion called “Horizon 2020: BRICS Youth Energy Cooperation and BRICS YEA Development Action Plan”.
The second day of the Summit was held in the National Research University “MPEI” and was titled “Digitalisation Tendencies in the BRICS Electricity”. The participants were welcomed by Sergey Shirinsky, Head of External Relations Department of the university, Alexander Voloshin, Head of Department of Relay Protection and Automation of Power-Systems , Vladimir Karantaev, Head of the Working Group of the Committee D2 CIGRE and Maria Zelenyak, Vice-President of the Global Energy Association. BRICS delegates presented their reports on electricity digitalisation and pointed out the main barriers to implementing digital technologies in their countries. Nikolay Rogalev, Rector of NRU “MPEI”, also welcomed the delegates at the summit. The Youth Section of the Russian National Committee CIRGE was the organisation partner of the second day.
The Global Energy Association’s Scientific and Practical Symposium “Energy of Thought” as part of the BRICS YEA Summit in Moscow was the highlight of the day. Global Energy Prize Laureates 2018 Sergei Alekseenko and Martin Greene were the speakers. 6 projects of young scientists were presented at the Symposium and assessed by the Laureates and BRICS YEA Summit senior guest, Dr. Gopal Mugeraya, Director, National Institute of Technology of Goa (India).
The final day of the Summit took place in the Central Exposition Center «Manezh» within the Youth Day #BrighterTogether of the «Russian Energy Week» international Forum. Olga Yudina, Deputy Head of Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, spoke at the BRICS YEA Summit’s Final Session and shared her positive view on the future of the youth agency. Igbal Guliev, Deputy Director of the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP) emphasized the importance of such youth initiatives and announced the readiness of the MGIMO University to support the Agency in its «congress» activities. Maria Zeleniak, Vice-President of the Global Energy Association upheld his statement and added that «the youth is the intellectual future of the countries».
An informal meeting of the Global Energy Prize Laureates 2018 with the BRICS YEA Summit delegates was conducted in collaboration with the Global Energy Association. At the end of the meeting Alexander Ignatov, Acting President, the Global Energy Association, and Alexander Kormishin, Chairman, the BRICS Youth Energy Agency, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.
During the final session of the Youth Day called “Energy of Youth Initiatives 2019” chaired by Anton Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation and Roman Kamaev, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, , Chairman of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency Alexander Kormishin announced the initiative of the Agency to release in 2019 an international youth energy outlook in collaboration with the BRICS research and scientific centers. In response the Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Mr. Inyutsyn encouraged everybody present to join the Agency in order to consolidate efforts of the young scientists and researchers.
The Youth Model “Sustainable Energy of the Russian Federal Districts” also was held as part of the BRICS YEA Summit. Students of the Gubkin University, the MGIMO University and the Financial University presented road maps of sustainable energy for the Russian federal districts. Professional jury took part in projects evaluation. The National Centre of Engineering Contests, National Technical Initiative Marinet and other eminent public organizations were partners of the model.
The plenary discussion «India and Russia: Horizons of Strategic Energy Cooperation» was the closing event of the Summit. Heads of the leading educational institutions of India, including JIS University, C.V. Raman College of Engineering, National Institute of Technology and the others took part in the discussion. In presence of Radjagopalan Narayanan, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of India, and Sergey Nikitin, Adviser, India Division, Second Asian Department (2AD), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, a Memorandum of Cooperation between BRICS YEA and the public organisation «BRICS International Forum» was signed. Purnima Anand, President of the BRICS International Forum, highlighted the strategic nature of the cooperation with BRICS YEA and encouraged the educational institutions present to develop cooperation with the youth agency. To support Ms. Anand’s idea Dr. Gopal Mugeraya, Director, National Institute of Technology of Goa, suggested to held the next meeting of the agency members within the Institute.
Dear participants of BRICS Youth Energy Agency Summit in Moscow!
We will be happy to welcome you on the first day of the Summit on October 4 at MGIMO-University, 76 Vernadsky Avenue, Moscow, MGIMO new building, glass entrance.
Please note that registration at MGIMO will start at 9:00 AM and we strongly advise you to register in advance. The opening ceremony of the Summit begins at 10:00 AM. Our volunteers will help you to register and go to the hall.
If you are not a MGIMO student, please do not forget to bring your passport!
We also inform you that the organizing Committee of the BRICS YEA has an established process of giving out the badges, which are the official passes to the site of the Youth Day at REW-2018 which will take place in the Manege exhibition hall. If you have successfully registered for the BRICS YEA Summit and REW Youth day, you will receive your badge on the 1st day of the Summit in MGIMO at the registration point.
The list of the participants who will get their badges at the registration point in MGIMO will be published on October 3.
The Organizing Committee of BRICS YEA expresses its gratitude to Zarubezgneft for its assistance in the preparation for BRICS Youth Energy Agency Summit in Moscow that is to be held on October 4-6, 2018 as part of the international forum “Russian energy week”.
Zarubezhneft is one of Russia’s leading state oil and gas companies with unique experience of working in different parts of the world.
In its 50 years of activity, Zarubezhneft has carried out large-scale oil and gas projects in more than 30 countries, including Algeria, Angola, Vietnam, India, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Cuba, and Syria.
The company has high competencies in the area of offshore and onshore hydrocarbon field development. Today, the company is focusing on oil production and refining projects in Vietnam, the Balkan region, Cuba, Russia, and Belorussia.
100% of Zarubezhneft shares are in federally-owned. The company is included in the list of the enterprises of strategic importance of the Russian Federation