On 3 July Dr. Mirza Sadaqat Huda, Postdoc Fellow of the OSCE Academy, participated in a panel discussion on 'Energy Cooperation in South Asia' organized by the Institute of South Asian Studies and the Energy Studies Institute of the National University of Singapore. Together with Dr. Mohammad Masudur Rahman from the Department of Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand; Dr. S Narayan, Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Former Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Huda examined the various challenges to energy cooperation in South Asia as well as evaluated how these political challenges determine regional interactions on energy securitisation, environmental cooperation and human rights. Experts also discussed the possible areas of energy cooperation among the South Asian countries, which has the potential to increase integration and peacebuilding.
Dr. Huda's presentation highlighted some of the findings of his recently published book 'Energy Cooperation in South Asia: Utilizing Natural Resources for Peace and Sustainable Development'. He spoke about the various political, social and environmental challenges to energy cooperation and associated policy responses.
The panel was moderated by Dr. Christopher Len, Senior Research Fellow of the Energy Studies Institute, NUS. The recording of the discussion is available here: https://youtu.be/UJcOfuGAhIg