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South Africa: Youth trained up to install solar kits

South Africa: Youth trained up to install solar kits | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

When Gary's fledgling company, Grey Green, committed to implementing a solar lighting project for Project 90 in KZN last year, the list of potential challenges was daunting.

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The United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme

The United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

The Geothermal Training Programme of the United Nations University (UNU-GTP) is a postgraduate training programme, aiming at assisting developing countries in capacity building within geothermal exploration and development. The programme consists of six months annual training for practicing professionals from developing and transitional countries with significant geothermal potential. Priority is given to countries where geothermal development is under way, in order to maximize technology transfer.

The programme has operated in Iceland since 1979. It is a cooperation between the United Nations University and the Government of Iceland and is hosted by the National Energy Authority (Orkustofnun).

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Training of energy operators will boost rural electrification efforts in West Africa

Training of energy operators will boost rural electrification efforts in West Africa | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

A programme designed to support the development of energy services and build the capacity of energy operators in West Africa, is now entering its operational stage. Funded by an EU Energy Facility grant, and managed by Électricité de France (EDF), with local partners, the programme has already provided training to the first group of energy operators in Burkina Faso. GVEP supports this initiative by sponsoring the participation of the Malian rural electrification agency in the programme. 

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