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A 5-day training course on «Clean Energy Transition»

From February 27 to March 3, a 5-day training course on «Clean Energy Transition» took place at the Kazakh-German University (DKU) as part of a project supported by the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan

U.S. Consul General Ms. Caroline Savage and Dr. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, Vice President for International Cooperation and Sustainability at DKU opened the event with welcoming remarks.

Out of more than 100 interested applicants, selected 38 participants attended offline. Among them were undergraduate, master's and PhD students from the fields of energy, renewable energy, ecology, law, environmental protection and water management, as well as lecturers from universities in Kazakhstan. In addition, the training was attended by representatives of specialized organizations, think tanks and environmental NGOs. More than 30 participants joined online.

Training was conducted by foreign (Adjunct Professor, Energy & Environmental Security from USA) and local professors from DKU, AUPET, Satbayev University and KBTU in the field of renewable energy, natural resources management, ecology and energy efficiency, as well as by invited speakers from the USAID Power Central Asia Activity, UNDP, GEF and the Government of Kazakhstan and the RES Association «Qazaq Green», etc. and independent experts.

The event included site visits to universities to learn about research laboratories at AUPET, Satbayev University and KBTU in the field of green energy, renewable energy sources, green technologies and ecology. And interactive exercises energized and motivated the trainees.

According to the results of the training, 75% of participants noted in a survey that the theme of the event was well covered, 72.5% gained new knowledge and 80% confirmed that the knowledge and skills will be useful in practice.

Thank you all for your active participation!

As a result of this training, DKU and a group of experts will complete a syllabus of the «Clean Energy Transition Course” for use in Kazakhstani universities, as part of a project implemented by DKU with partner universities with the support of the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan.