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 DomainCC0 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.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.

L3EAP Energy Workshop reveals government plans for sustainable energy
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

L3EAP online learning approach presented at UNESCO 2016 Technology4Development Conference in LausanneThe 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.

Participants at the LEAP dissemination event held at USP on 30 March16

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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L³EAP in a nutshell

The L³EAP project aims to increase the capacity of universities in African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) SIDS to deliver high-quality Lifelong Learning courses on the topics of energy access, security and efficiency.

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