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
L3EAP online learning approach presented at UNESCO 2016 Technology4Development Conference in Lausanne
The UNESCO 2016 Technology4Development conference, held in the beginning of May 2106, gathered more than 500 participants from more than 46 different countries in Lausanne, Switzerland. In a dedicated session on using ICT for the promotion of sustainable energies worldwide, the ACP project L3EAP (www.project-l3eap.eu), represented by Dr Dinesh Surroop (University of Mauritius) and Franziska Wolf (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences), introduced its innovative online learning approach to the international audience and invited the audience to join the 6-week course which is starting in the end of July 2016. Underscoring the relevance of such approaches and referring to the key theme of this year’s conference – from innovation to social impact – the UNESCO conference chairwomen Dr Sylvia Hostetter from the hosting institution EPFL, especially openly accessible online learning opportunities such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can have a significant development impact.
L3EAP dissemination event held at University of the South Pacific
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics hosted an event on 30 March 2016 this year to disseminate the activities of its Project L3EAP. This three-year ACP-EU funded energy project is undertaken by a consortium of universities that include USP, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (lead partner) and the University of Mauritius.
The aim of the event was to provide an update of the Project’s list of activities, including the status of development of its online course on energy access, security and efficiency. But the event also provided participants an opportunity to discuss and learn about USP’s research areas that directly impact regional development.
“Konzeptionierung von OER Projekten – lessons learned aus der Praxis” – 11. Mai 2016
In Kooperation mit der Arbeitsstelle Studium und Didaktik (ASD), Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW) Hamburg, insbesondere dem Team Mediendidaktik HOOU@HAW, organisiert das Forschungs- und Transferzentrum „Applications of Life Sciences“ der HAW Hamburg im Rahmen des L³EAP-Projekts am 11. Mai 2016 ein Kompaktseminar an der HAW Hamburg.
OER-Produzierende berichten aus „erster Hand“, welches entscheidende Punkte im Verlauf der Konzeption und Umsetzung sind. Am Beispiel abgeschlossener OER-Produktionen wird deutlich, dass die Umsetzung machbar und erfolgreich sein kann.
|Programm: “Konzeptionierung von Open Educational Resources Projekten – lessons learned aus der Praxis”
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UNESCO Tech4Dev conference presents L3EAP capacity-building session
The 2016 UNESCO Chair Conference on Technologies for Development, 2-4 May 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland, provides a critical platform for knowledge exchange, enabling researchers to present their findings and practitioners to outline their needs and insights, while relating their experiences from the field. Technological innovation is vital to address global challenges such as climate change, pollution, disease, rising inequalities, and chronic poverty. We need renewable energy sources, efficient transport networks, effective public health systems, well-designed infrastructure, improved agricultural systems, and access to quality education for everyone. In order to accelerate innovation and maximize its positive social impact, stakeholders from different disciplines need a platform to exchange and discuss their ideas and experiences.