The programme was developed under the umbrella of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Sustainable Energy Organization of Small Island Developing States (SIDS DOCK) and the Spanish Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology Research (CIEMAT).
The development of inclusive markets for sustainable energy technology in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) requires a critical mass of professionals in the public and private sectors. However, many SIDS lack quality training institutions and programmes that are responsive to island-specific needs and priorities, while also being accessible.
This online programme is freely available and disseminated by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE).
It is currently available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. It is possible to participate as a student or as a trainer through an e-learning platform.
The programme includes nine online modules, which describe and analyse the following energy technologies and issues: Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal and Ocean Energy Technologies, Bioenergy, Energy Efficiency and Thermal Optimisation in Buildings, Mini-grids and Energy Storage in Island Energy Systems, Electric Mobility and an overview on Energy, Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience in island regions.
More information here.
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