Despite L³EAP project end, results live on

HAW L3EAP Final ReportThe aim of Project L3EAP (10/2014-03/2017) has been to support countries, especially Small Island Developing States (SIDS), where energy access, energy security and and energy efficiency play a central role in achieving socio-economic development goals and reducing energy poverty. With its focus on lifelong learning (LLL), L3EAP offered tailor-made capacity-building on a short-term basis to strengthen local resources and improve skills to better meet the demands of the local energy-related labour markets in island countries. Besides the highly successful specific training courses held in Fiji, Mauritius, Germany and on some other islands, the development of the online learning module provided the other (major) part of the project. This activity required a high input of resources to design, produce and implement this unique learning intervention.

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5th Newsletter out

This is the final newsletter of the EDULINK project L3EAP.

We review the key results and outcomes of the 3-year action, reflect the impact our activities had in terms of capacity-building in Small Island Developing States, particularly Mauritius and Fiji. We also provide you with some valuable insights into the future of online learning in development cooperation, recapturing key lessons from the successful implementation our state- of-the-art online pilot module. Finally, the project teams have been actively publishing and disseminating the project results all over the world and produced a set of scientifi c publications to ensure a lasting legacy of the project. Enjoy the reading!

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Online course of HAW Hamburg starts with more than 730 participants from all over the world

Sustainable Energy for Small Island Developing States SIDSIn the framework of the EU project L3EAP (www.project-l3eap.eu), the Research and Transfer Centre FTZ-ALS of the University of Applied Sciences has started an online course for the second time. More than 730 participants from 118 countries have enrolled to find out more about sustainable energy production for small island developing states and to exchange information in a unique global learning community, hereof about a third from SIDS and two thirds from the rest of the world (http://e-learning.project-l3eap.eu).

A number of international lecturers are involved in this innovative self-study course, e.g. Dr Dinesh Surroop, University of Mauritius, Dr Anirudh Singh, University of the South Pacific, Fiji, Dr Kalim Shah, Indiana University, USA, and Prof Bernd Delakowitz, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz. Produced in the framework of the EU project with support of the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU) it is facilitated by Franziska Wolf, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, and Franziska Curran, University of Queensland, Australia.

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Registration open: online course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS”

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 9 January until 26 February 2017.

Participate free of charge and register here: e-learning.project-l3eap.eu

 

 

 

 

Promoting Digital Literacy - Utilizing ICT for climate communication and environmental education

laptop. CC0 Public DomainIn the context of the World Symposium on Climate Change Communication, to be held in Manchester, UK, from 22nd-24th February 2016 and whose details can be seen at: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/events/communication.html, a special session titled "Promoting Digital Literacy - Utilizing ICT for Communication and Education on Climate Change" is now being organized.

Special attention will be paid to ICT solutions benefitting Small Island Developing States (SIDS), but contributions that tackle climate-related issues in the Global South and Global North are possible, too. Linking climate knowledge, development and capacity-building, the aims of the session, which is organized as part of the EDULINK project L3EAP are as follows:

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Registration open: online course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS”

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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 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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“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

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.

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Fiji, Mauritius on their way towards a more sustainable energy production

On 7 December 2015, the Seminar “Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Small Island Developing States and beyond”, organized by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), addressed the current status and needs of small island states on their way to providing a secure, reliable energy supply to their population and their economies.

More than 80 partipants listed to our key note speaker, Dr Roland Roesch, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), who highlighted key aspects, initiatives and distinctive approaches that can support the successful introduction and dissemination of efficient, green technologies in island states. Our L3EAP partners from Mauritius (Dr Dinesh Surroop, University of Mauritius) and Fiji (Drr Anirudh Singh, University of the South Pacific) provide distinctive insights into the renewable potential, but also specific challenges for the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in their home islands. The final speaker, Dr Jens Eiko Birkholz, provided insights on innovative solar-diesel-hybrid technologies and smart energy system design.

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Release of third L³EAP newsletter

Read in this edition about the latest L³EAP project events and activities!

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L³EAP’s training workshop delivers its promises

The workshop for energy consultants and SMEs held at the University of the South Pacific on 5 November was applauded for its relevance by more than 40 representatives from both the private and public sectors that attended this event. The participants, some of who had made their way from the Western Division, comprised Small-to-Medium enterprises (SMEs), NGOs and university staff in addition to private individuals with an interest in starting their own businesses in the energy industry.

Participants at close of workshopParticipants at close of workshop

During his opening address, Acting Dean Associate Professor Sushil Kumar commented that the workshop was “designed to meet the (training) needs of the region that had previously gone un-noticed”. This was to meet the challenge of training energy practitioners who can lead the sustainable development of renewable energy in the region.

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Review: 4th European Fair on Education for Sustainable Development

Review of the 4th European Fair on Education for Sustainable DevelopmentThe 4th European Fair on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) took place from 9 to 11 September 2015 at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Campus Life Sciences. It was one of the first major activities supporting the “Global Action Programme” developed by the United Nations, which specifically calls for more initiatives in the field of Education for Sustainable Development at the local level. Over 200 attendees and 60 speakers and exhibitors from 18 different countries of the diverse field of ESD participated at this event.

Presentations were given by delegates of the UNESCO, members of public administration, research institutes, universities, NGOs, citizens’ initiatives, non-profit associations and foundations. By such a big variety of speakers from different professional backgrounds a broad insight into various approaches and new ideas on ESD could be gained. We were proud to place a presentation about the L³EAP project and include the development of the L³EAP open online learning module in the discussion on ESD at higher education institutions. The presentation was held by Julia Haselberger, a member of the L³EAP Hamburg Team.

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Specialist seminar on “Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Small Island Developing States and beyond”, 7 Dec 2015

The next Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) calls the United Nations member states to send their national CO2 reduction targets for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Even if they contribute minimally to global CO2 emissions, the Small Island Developing States will be affected strongly by global warming and set a good example: The first submission came from the Pacific Marshall Islands, Fiji and Mauritius.

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SPC Newsletter featuring article from USP on capacity-building activities

In the recent newsletter ‘Pacific Energiser’ of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Economic Development Division, Dr Anirudh Sing, our project partner from the University of the South Pacific, contributed an article on current and upcoming lifelong learning activities that contribute to strengthening SIDS’ capacities in the field of energy (see page 10).