Trainning on renewable energy and energy efficiency
Between November 30 and December 18, 2020, 50 technicians from different Santomeans institutions were trained on renewable energy and energy efficiency, funded by UNDP (United Nations Development Program) through GEF/UNIDO.
The initiative was jointly organised by the United Nations for Industrial Development (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme, Center for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance-CERMI and by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Natural Resources, through the Directorate of Energy from the General Directorate for Natural Resources and Energy.
The training beneficiaries are 50 technicians from different institutions, namely from the General Directorate of Natural Resources and Energy (DGRNE), from the General Regulatory Authority (AGER), from the National Water and Electricity Company (EMAE), from the General Directorate for the Environment (DGA), from the Directorate of Planning and the Regional Secretary for Environment and Sustainable Development.
The training aims to better prepare technicians from different institutions linked to the energy sector to improve the performance of their tasks, based on the paradigm of the energy transition for which the country has been preparing with the support of its international partners.
In this regard, Gabriel Maquengo, Director of Energy, informed that 'this training comes in order to embody the sector's policy regarding the technical training”, together with the two GEF projects.
Belizardo Neto, coordinator of the Project for the Promotion of Hydroelectric Energy in a Sustainable way, from UNDP, stressed that 'this activity is being carried out in partnership with the Renewable Energy Center of Cape Verde” having explained that it is a” process that is already being worked on for some time with the Directorate of Natural Energy Resources'.
Learn more about this training here.
Online Capacity Building Program on Sustainable Energy for Islands
The Online Capacity Building Program on Sustainable Energy for Islands was developed under the umbrella of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the Small Island Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Organisation (SIDS DOCK) and the Spanish Centre for Research in Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT).
The development of inclusive sustainable energy technology markets in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) requires a critical mass of professionals in the private and public sectors. However, in many SIDS there is a lack of training institutions and quality programs, which respond to the particular needs and priorities of islands and are affordable.
The online program is available free of charge and is 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 SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE). Currently, it is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Read more about the programme here.
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