The INOGATE Programme is steered jointly by the European Union and the INOGATE Partner Countries.

The European Union is represented by:

  • European Commission
    • Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement negotiations (as of 1st January 2015) – (DG NEAR)
    • Directorate General for Energy (DG Energy)
  • External Action Service

The DG NEAR takes the lead in coordinating the INOGATE Programme on behalf of the EU. The EU funds the INOGATE Programme and coordinates its main direction in line with agreed policy frameworks.

DG NEAR works closely with:

  • the INOGATE Technical Secretariat to extend assistance to the Partner Countries
  • INOGATE Country Experts who provide support in each Partner Country.

The INOGATE Partner Countries are represented by their respective ministries in charge of energy and are officially represented by the minister.

The INOGATE Country Coordinators are nominated by each Partner Country and represent the ministry in charge of energy. They:

  • Act as the focal point for INOGATE information in their country
  • Participate in bi-annual meetings to review and approve INOGATE work programmes and strategies
  • Are responsible for all implementation of INOGATE activities in their country, ensuring they are in line with their countries’ needs.


Responsible for implementing specific areas of the INOGATE work programme are the working groups and technical expert groups who are made up of individual members nominated by their Partner Countries. The members of these groups are presented in the following links:

  • WG 1: Working Group 1 – Energy Market Convergence
  • WG 2: Working Group 2 – Energy Security
  • WG 3:Working Group 3 – Sustainable Energy Development
  • WG 4: Working Group 4 – Investment Attraction
  • HG 1: Horizontal Group – Regulatory representatives
  • HG 2: Horizontal Group – Energy Statistics Network
  • TEG 1: Technical Expert Group for Energy Markets and Infrastructures
  • TEG 2: Technical Expert Group for Standardisation (Electricity & Gas)
  • CC: Country Coordinators

INOGATE people & roles

Last & first name Organization Position Country
Hakobyan, Hasmik National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia Main Specialist of Industry Statistics Division Armenia
Gnuni, Hrant Armenian Scientific Research Institute of Energy Senior Researcher, Energy Strategy Center Armenia
Dadashov, Hajibala State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic Chief of Industry and Construction Statistics Section Azerbaijan
Muradov, Feyzulla Ministry of Industry and Energy Deputy Head of Investment and Reconstruction of Industrial Enterprises Department Azerbaijan
Dovnar, Olga National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus Head of the Main Department of Industrial Statistics Belarus
Drozdova, Tatyana Ministry of Economy Head of the Main Department of Fuel and Energy Complex, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry Belarus
Klateishvili, Tamar Ministry of Energy Senior Adviser to the Minister for Energy Policy Georgia
Todradze, Gogita National Statistics Office of Georgia Head of Business Statistics Division Georgia
Adilova, Ainur Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Statistics Head of Division of Statistics of Mutual Trade and Goods Markets of the Department for Services Statistics Kazakhstan
Yakupova, Zifa Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Statistics Director of the Department for Statistics of Services Kazakhstan
Abdrakhmanova, Chynarkul National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic Head of Department for Statistics of Industry, Construction and Innovations Kyrgyzstan
Djusheevich-Sadabaev, Tulegen Ministry of Energy and Industry Head of Fuel, Gas and Heat Supply Department Kyrgyzstan
Bulgac, Svetlana National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova Head of the Industry, Energy and Constructions Statistics Division Moldova
Cretu, Ina Ministry of Economy Policy Adviser of Deputy Prime Minister Moldova
Asoev, Asvat The Statistical Agency under President of the Republic of Tajikistan Deputy Director Tajikistan
Fryzorenko, Anatoliy State Statistics Service of Ukraine Director of Department for Trade Statistics Ukraine