Registration open: online course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS”
Why are energy access, a secure energy supply and energy efficiency so crucial and at the same time so challenging for Small Island Developing States? The online learning course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS”, a key output of the L3EAP project, gives answers to these questions. The interactive online course is taught in English and runs from 26 July until 11 September 2016.
Participate free of charge and register here: e-learning.project-l3eap.eu
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4th Newsletter out: Latest activities and upcoming launch of online course
In the final phase of the project, the teams in Fiji, Mauritius and Germany are excited about its upcoming launch at the end of July. Read also about our past local capacity-building events for university staff, energy practitioners and researchers. Finally, we are proud to introduce two new scientific publications that we use to disseminate and promote L3EAP‘s work among academics and practitioners. Happy reading!
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L3EAP Final Event to be held in Fiji - Focus on Access, Security and Efficiency
July, 2016 - Tanoa Waterfront Hotel, Lautoka, Fiji
Many developments have taken place recently that impact on sustainable energy development in the SIDS There is a need to examine these and evaluate their implications and possible impacts on the livelihoods of the communities in SIDS. CC0 Public DomainThis workshop aims to address this need by bringing together experts from both developed and developing countries at a common venue.
The main aim of this international workshop is to provide a meeting place for all stakeholders within the energy sector of the SIDS to discuss the latest developments that have relevance to sustainable energy in the SIDS and that may determine the direction of future developments.
To obtain a true understanding, one must begin from a global perspective of energy challenges as they affect both developed and developing nations, CC BY 2.0, Author: Patrick Bentley / SolarAid Photos. Title: Christopher, Zambia.and consider how these issues are being addressed. Thus it is necessary to hear the stories from both developed as well as developing countries. An essential aspect of energy use is sound energy management, and this entails proper energy audits leading to the implementation of appropriate energy management schemes. Such energy management plans are currently being implemented in the Pacific, and it will be of interest to learn of the challenges and successes of such schemes.
L3EAP Energy Workshop reveals government plans for sustainable energy
Fiji needs in excess of $50 million per annum to meet its Sustainable Energy for All targets by 2030. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of Infrastructure and Transport, Paul Bayly, at the Project L3EAP-organized Workshop for Project Managers in Energy and Climate Change at the Tanoa Plaza on 11 May 2016. He remarked that Geothermal, solar power and hydro are where most funding would be required. Up to $14 million investment is ear-marked for geothermal energy development alone. The L3EAP Project Coordinator in Fiji, Dr. Anirudh Singh, said that the aim of the workshop was to “bring together players in the energy and climate change sectors with current or prospective managers to articulate the requirements for project management from different perspectives and to examine the practices that assure good management of projects.” The workshop attracted more than 70 participants with diverse fields of interests ranging from energy SMEs and NGOs to academics, students and the government sector.
The participants from left to right are:
1. Dr Mahendra Kumar Climate Change Advisor Pacific Islands Development Forum
2. Professor Shawkat Ali Dean of Science and Technology University of Fiji
3. Professor Maurizio Cirrincione Head of School – School of Engineering and Physics University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus
4. Mr Paul Bayly (Chief Guest) Permanent Secretary Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport Fiji
5. Dr Anirudh Singh Associate Professor in Physics and Project Supervisor to Project L3EAP University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus
6. Professor Dan Orcherton Director of Education for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (ECCAM) Project Fiji National University Suva
7. Associate Professor Assaf Mansour School of Engineering and Physics University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus
8. Alvaro Luna Coordinator of EU-GIZ Project GIZ Fiji