Blended Learning: Combination of Online Training and Face-to-Face Seminar - BL


The Green Banking Blended Learning Course is a combination of the Online Training (OT) with a Face-to-Face Seminar in the respective partner country. This Face-to-Face Seminar is complementary to the Online Training and is a country-specific, in-depth training on technical and financial topics related to finance of RE and EE projects. The three-day seminar also offers an introduction of an Excel tool for project assessment and financial structuring. After the trainings participants may receive consultancy from the trainers on the approach of technical and financial evaluation of real case financing applications and the use of the provided Excel tool. Throughout the project lifetime of Green Banking, two Blended Learning Courses including Online Training and Face-to-Face seminars were realised with up to 15 scholarships for participants from each country per course.




Content and country-specific technology focus

The Green Banking Blended Learning combined an 8-weeks Online Training with a 3-days Face-to-Face Seminar in the respective partner country. Through this combination, the participants received insight information into Green Energy and Climate Finance via the Online Training, that offers basics on financial evaluation and support mechanisms as selectable courses for those participants who are not familiar with these topics . Thereupon, participants had an equal knowledge basis to attend the subsequent Face-to-Face Seminar in their country. Based on a capacity needs assessment conducted by RENAC in the first half of 2016, different interests and demands were identified for each country. Consequently, different RE/EE technologies were presented during the seminars in the respective countries (shown in the table below).  

The Face-to-Face Seminar will comprise the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of the RE or EE technology focus
  • Bankability of RE projects (Risk assessment, project appraisal etc.)
  • Accessibility of international climate funds (e.g. Green Climate Fund)

During these three days attendance training, participants will receive a hands-on training presented by German and local experts. To make sure that the knowledge transferred during the seminars is applicable, exercises and case studies will be adjusted to local particularities.

Course no.Online TrainingF2F seminarCountryTechnology focus
2016 - BL12.09.- 04.11.201621. – 23.11.2016IndiaSolar, Wind
2016 - BL12.09.- 04.11.201609. – 11.11.2016IndonesiaEnergy Efficiency
2016 - BL12.09.- 04.11.201623. – 25.11.2016PhilippinesSolar, Biogas
2016 - BL12.09.- 04.11.201628. – 30.11.2016ThailandSolar, Biogas
2016 - BL12.09.- 04.11.201614. – 16.11.2016VietnamSolar, Biogas, Geothermal
2017-BL21.08. – 13.10.201730.10. – 01.11.2017IndiaSolar, Wind
2017-BL21.08. – 13.10.2017
08. – 10.11.2017
Indonesia
Solar, Biogas, Geothermal
2017-BL21.08. – 13.10.201725. – 27.10.2017PhilippinesEnergy Efficiency
2017-BL21.08. – 13.10.201701. – 03.11.2017ThailandSolar, Biogas
2017-BL21.08. – 13.10.201708. – 10.11.2017VietnamSolar, Biogas, Geothermal

The Face-to-Face Seminar will comprise the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of the RE or EE technology focus (according to the table above)
  • Bankability of RE projects (Risk assessment, project appraisal etc.)
  • Accessibility of international climate funds (e.g. Green Climate Fund)

During these three days attendance training, participants will receive a hands-on training presented by German and local experts. To make sure that the knowledge transferred during the seminars is applicable, exercises and case studies will be adjusted to local particularities.




Target group

The Blended Learning was specifically targeted at professionals from financial institutions interested in acquiring basic knowledge in the field of Green Energy and Climate Finance.

These professionals may be:

  • Credit Analysts
  • Project Finance Specialists
  • Client Relationship Managers




Features

  • The participation in the seminar was free of charge and included material (colour printed hard copies), coffee / tea breaks, lunch for the duration of the seminar
  • Course material was provided in English
  • Lecturers presented in English; simultaneous translation was provided in Vietnam and Indonesia
  • The location for the seminar was in the partner country; participants were informed in due time about the details of the venue for the seminar
  • Travel and accommodation costs had to be covered by the participant




Application

Two Blended Learning Programmes were successfully conducted within the project lifetime of Green Banking in 2016 and 2017. The only trainings offered in 2018 will be Green Finance Specialist, Train-the-Trainer Seminar and Delegation Tour.


CONTACT

Volker Jaensch
Project Director
Tel: +49 (0) 30 526 895 885
Fax: +49 (0) 30 526 895 899

Katharina Hartmann
Project Manager
Tel: +49 (0) 30 526 895 895
Fax: +49 (0) 30 526 895 899

Green Banking email address:
greenbanking[at]renac.de



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