UDP organizes Danida Fellowship Course on Green Energy and Low Carbon Development

August 24, 2015

The course focused on green energy and low carbon development in developing countries. Targeted at managers and decision makers from the private and public sectors seeking to develop their knowledge and problem-solving skills with regard to improved energy efficiency and renewable energy, the global ‘green growth’ agenda was an integral part of the course.

Organized by UNEP DTU Partnership in association with DTU Executive School of Business and funded by the Danida Fellowship Centre, the course involved both classroom sessions and study tours, providing participants with the opportunity to engage and learn from each other’s experiences across the six countries as well as networking with potential public and private partners in Denmark.

The course covered relevant energy technologies, different technical service providers, market and financial mechanisms including Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and New Market Mechanisms (NMM) to enable participants to build new private or public-private partnerships. The participants learnt about enabling frameworks and business opportunities related to both supply and use of green energy and CO2 reductions.

The course was attended by 16 participants from Bangladesh, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The course was conducted by facilitators from UNEP DTU Partnership, DTU Executive School of Business and University of Delaware (USA) as well as private consultants, and included modules on the challenges of green energy and low carbon development, business cases, energy efficiency, mechanisms for public-private cooperation for low carbon development, market and financing mechanisms.

The Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) manages and implements the Danida supported Fellowship Programme, which supplies training in support of capacity development in Danida’s programme and projects worldwide.

UNEP DTU Partnership provides scientific input on energy and climate change issues to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

DTU Business is a centre at DTU Management Engineering, which provides executive programs in the areas of innovation, leadership, global management and corporate entrepreneurship.