On February 18, Nadezhnaya Smena Foundation, our partner organization in the Russian Federation, held the presentation of their Youth Global Energy Forecast. Junior specialists of the Russian energy companies who became winners of the project presented their innovative solutions at the online final to the leaders of the Russian Ministry of Energy, Federal Agency of Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), energy companies and local universities.

BRICS Youth Energy Agency is a co-organizer of the project as an international coordinator. Our flagship BRICS Youth Energy Outlook has been co-funded by the Nadezhnaya Smena Foundation as part of this agreement.

Ms. Margarita Kuzmina, Head of Analytical Centre of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency, reported at the online event and talked about the impressive results of the BRICS Youth Energy Outlook 2020 and contributions of the talented young researchers from the BRICS countries, who were engaged in developing scenarios for one of the 19 promising challenges for the global energy. They analyzed unpredictable factors of the development of BRICS energy sectors through the story of the industry. ‘Despite the variety of topics studied, said Ms. Kuzmina, the BRICS YEA’s Analytical Centre identified that the youth believe in four major pathways: transition to green energy, digitalization and the use of renewable energy sources’.

Remarkably, the role of BRICS Youth Energy Agency has been highlighted by State Secretary/Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Ms. Anastasia Bondarenko: ‘It is gratifying that we are supported by the BRICS Youth Energy Agency, whose participants have expressed ideas for solving global problems. I am convinced that the results of international cooperation among young people will have a positive effect on the development of our countries’ economies’.