Implementation of a Regional Programme for Certification of Technicians in Renewable Energy Systems in Selected Regions

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Implementation of a Regional Programme for Certification of Technicians in Renewable Energy Systems in Selected Regions Concept Paper and Proposal for Certification of Solar Technicians in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia INTRODUCTION The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a center of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. Arizona State University (ASU) has developed a new model for the American Research University creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. ASU today enrolls more than 75,000 students on four campuses in metropolitan Phoenix, maintaining a tradition of academic excellence in core disciplines while gaining recognition as an important global center for innovative interdisciplinary research. The University champions diversity, and aggressively recruits and admits minority students. Four cornerstones form the foundation of the universitys sustainability strategy: education, research, business practice and global partnership and transformation. These broad-based themes span disciplines, campuses and institutional boundaries to forge meaningful solutions to the challenges of sustainability. ASUs School of Sustainability is the first of its kind: a comprehensive degree-granting program with interdisciplinary focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic and social chillness. Each year ASU welcomes more than 3,500 students from across the globe, as well as hundreds of international teaching and research faculty. ASU is engaged in research, training and teaching programs in many parts of the world and its global engagement portfolio is increasing rapidly.
Effective start/end date1/6/1412/31/15


  • OTHER: Foreign Government: $100,000.00


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