Capacity Development

 The centre aims at strengthening the capacities of local key institutions and stakeholder groups through the up-scaling and replication of certified training and applied research programs and mechanisms. Particularly, the centre implements the following activities:

  • Undertake a regional capacity needs assessment (particularly reflecting the needs of local business and industry groups)
  • Develop a regional multi-year capacity development framework for key stakeholders in the RE&EE sector (particularly reflecting the needs of local business and industry groups)
  • Facilitate the adoption and implementation of the regional capacity development framework and mobilize support from various partners
  • Develop training competency standards, certification and accreditation schemes and models on RE&EE in coordination with local business and industry groups
  • Act as coordinative hub for the accreditation and certification of national training centres and trainers
  • Execution of regional train-the-trainer workshops
  • Train key policy makers in sustainable energy policy planning and incentive mechanisms, including cross-cutting issues (e.g. waste-to-energy, mainstreaming of environmental assessments and standards in project approval procedures, energy-water-food nexus, gender mainstreaming, decommissioning and recycling procedures for RE&EE technologies)
  • Train utilities and regulators regarding RE integration/grid stability and energy efficiency (e.g. demand side management)
  • Provide targeted RE&EE business development training for clean-tech SMEs and entrepreneurs (e.g. energy auditors, equipment installers, RE service providers)
  • Increase the capacity of stakeholders to mainstream gender, environmental sustainability and climate resilience into RE&EE policies and projects
  • Train experts on the financial structuring, design and planning of RE&EE projects (e.g. climate finance, RETScreen, HOMER
  • Conduct a baseline study on the research priority needs of the Caribbean RE&EE industry andbusiness sectors
  • Create a regional incentive model for the establishment of regional research programmes with high relevance for the local industry
  • Promote south-south and north-south technology development partnerships

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