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TREE – Transfer Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

The TREE Project – Know-how Transfer on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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TREE Seminar in Mozambique

TREE (Transfer Renewable Energy and Efficiency) was a capacity building and know-how transfer project, realized in several project phases. TREE was a further education project especially for participants from the public sector and financing institutions. It offered comprehensive training on technical, legal and economic aspects of renewable energy technologies. Participants from each of the target countries were offered a range of training opportunities, combining training seminar in their native country, and technical seminars at the RENAC training centre in Berlin.

TREE also provided access to online training materials and courses, activities and opportunities to network among the students and German companies. In all phases of the project a capacity assessment was made, identifying the training needs of different stakeholders from the public and private sector in the target countries. Based on this assessment, country-specific training measures were designed.

Initially TREE was funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) and by the Federal German Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) in later project stages. The TREE II project was a continuation of the TREE I project and concentrated on the training of participants from ministries and other public bodies, NGOs, associations involved in the renewable and energy efficiency sectors. TREE II also offered a comprehensive educational approach which brought participants with a non-technical background into contact with renewable energy and energy efficiency technology and examined these from a legal, technical and economic perspective.

782 participants from ministries, companies and financiers coming from 59 countries have been trained since 2008 within TREE I. TREE II included 26 seminars conducted worldwide, with 664 participants from 60 countries. TREE CNAP (Capacity Needs Assessment and Promotion) targeted stakeholders from ministries, economy, finance sector and training institutions, in Angola, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Mozambique Russian Federation, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine. A final round of TREE Seminars, funded by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology targeted another 200 employees of governmental entities, responsible for strategy planning and implementation of renewable energy technologies as well as financing institutions and industry associations from the sector in the Eastern European and African countries Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, Russia, Turkmenistan, Mongolia.

Since the inception of TREE in 2008, the project has thus trained around 1 500 participants from 90 countries in the course of the various programs. The TREE project was recognized by UNESCO as an official project of the „UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development“ program.

Contact

For further information please contact:

  • Dr. Roman Buss
  • Tel.: +49 (0) 30-526 895 883
  • Fax: +49 (0) 30-526 895 899
  • E-Mail: buss(at)renac.de

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