The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) covers Brunei Darussalam; the provinces of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and West Papua of Indonesia; the states of Sabah and Sarawak and the federal territory of Labuan in Malaysia; and Mindanao and the province of Palawan in the Philippines. The sub-region covers a land area of 1.6 million square kilometres with a population of 70 million. They have a combined pipeline of priority infrastructure projects estimated at US$21 billion according to the Asian Development Bank.
As part of the 7th Power and Energy Infrastructure Cluster (PEIC) of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), IRENA organised a regional project facilitation technical training workshop in Brunei Darussalam focusing on the development of bankable solar energy projects in the region. Professionals from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, coming from public authorities, energy agencies as well as the private sector with industry associations, businesses, civil society organisations, took part in the workshop. IRENA also obtained valuable feedback on ongoing activities related to climate resilience for renewable energy project development.