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
Stepanyan, Daniel Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia Head of Renewable Energy Division of Development Department Armenia
Mammadov, Zaur Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Azerbaijan Republic Senior Advisor of the Investment Policy Department Azerbaijan
Anatolievich-Bobariko, Yury Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Belarus Head of the Main Department for Energy Efficiency, Science and State Control Belarus
Shariqadze, David Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia Head of Energy Division Georgia
Bazarbayevna-Bulekbayeva, Raygul Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan Expert of Section of Usage and Development of Renewable Sources of Energy of Department Electrical Power and Coal Industry Kazakhstan
Irmanovich-Katyshev, Sergey KEGOC JSC (Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company) of the Republic of Kazakhstan Director of the Projects Managment Department Kazakhstan
Djusheevich-Sadabaev, Tulegen Ministry of Energy and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Head of Division Kyrgyzstan
Kanybekovich-Omorov, Azamat Ministry of Energy and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Chief Specialist of the Section of RES and Energy Saving Kyrgyzstan
Suruceanu, Mircea Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova Senior expert of the Thermal Energy Department Moldova
Khairiddinzoda, Akmal Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan Head of the Department for International Relations Tajikistan
Hüseyin-Erdoğan, Hasan Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey Engineer, General Directorate for Energy Affairs Turkey
Rudenko, Vladimir Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Director of the Department for Strategic Policy and Perspective Development of Fuel and Energy Complex Ukraine
Abdusalamov, Djamshid SJSC "Uzbekenergo" Head of foreign economic relations and foreign investment division Uzbekistan