Capacity building programme on sustainable energy solutions in Groningen

Groningen, the Netherlands | 15 November 2017

The UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, in collaboration with the Energy Academy Europe (EAE) / New Energy Coalition today launched the second edition of its joint training programme on Sustainable Energy Solutions in Groningen, the Netherlands.

25 policymakers and ministerial officers from developing countries including Egypt, India, Mongolia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ukraine, are attending the eight-day training programme, which aims to enhance their understanding of innovative energy solutions.

The programme addresses key issues related to energy policy, technology and financing for the development of sustainable energy systems. It provides participants with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with current and expected trends in sustainable energy solutions, as well as to reflect on practical, innovative and cost effective ways to address the issue of sustainability in the energy industry.

The course offers a dynamic mix of lecture-based and interactive sessions. It takes place at the most sustainable education building of the Netherlands, a new institute where industry, education and academia join forces to work on research and innovation in the field of energy. A field trip to the Dutch island of Ameland which is piloting a 100% self-sufficient energy system is also included.

At the opening ceremony, Andre Faaji, Academic Director of EAE stressed the importance for strengthening cooperation between industry, academia and international organizations as exemplified by this course.