Welcome to the Pakistan-German Renewable Energy Forum (PGREF)
PGREF supports Pakistani and German businesses to develop mutually beneficial cooperation for successful renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Pakistan. With our extensive network of business partners, academia, and policymakers, we make sure that your ideas meet the right audience - either by individual support from our support office or via our various dialogue platforms and events.
Business development support
PGREF provides support to businesses from Germany and Pakistan. Through our large network of partners in Germany and Pakistan, we can link you up with interesting companies from both countries. We provide general and specific intelligence about the Pakistani market and actively support your market entry through our networks. Reach out to us to learn more about how PGREF can support your ventures in Pakistan!
Task forces and working groups
Our dialogue formats are aimed to unlock potentials for innovation, partnership, and transformation for a successful energy transition. For this, we bring participants from politics, industry, academia, and civil society together in our working groups to discuss ongoing developments of the energy transition in Pakistan. Task forces, chaired by a Pakistani and a German company, allow the participants to jointly work on specific topics to develop concrete opportunities.
Innovation, learning and advocacy
PGREF works with universities, institutes and private sector companies in Pakistan and Germany to address the challenges of the energy transition in Pakistan. We support the development of solutions and investment opportunities for our partners by commencing scoping and feasibility studies and making them available to the public. Additionally, PGREF builds up human resources in Pakistan to ensure the long-term success of the energy transition – either in cooperation with university partners or by supporting vocational training providers.
PGREF Partner Network
We welcome companies from Germany and Pakistan to join our network of industry partners. Our interactive platform allows you to advertise your company to potential partners in Germany and Pakistan and search for cooperation partners.Be a member of the PGREF network
Pakistan's energy transition
PGREF provides up-to-date information on the energy sector in Pakistan, including recent industrial and political developments relevant for the energy transition.Learn about Pakistan's energy transition
Who we are
The Pakistani-German Renewable Energy Forum is a joint effort by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Ministry of Energy (MoE) of Pakistan, who are also acting as chairs of the Steering Committee. The Forum is operated by the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Since its establishment in 2018, the secretariat of the Forum is located at the AEDB office in Islamabad.