Improving, Increasing and Facilitating Access to Renewable Energy (RE) Education and Training (E&T) in Latin-America (LA)
As of: March 2020
Objective and activities
Investments in renewable energies (RE) in Latin America - excluding Brazil - increased 3.5-fold in the last decade. The large-scale use of RE is a pillar in the NDCs of many Latin American countries. Argentina, Peru and Uruguay are moving from fossil fuels to RE. One driving force is job creation, but there is still a shortage of skilled workers. The governments of these countries are aware of the need for action in education and training (E&T) for the RE sector. The biggest barriers are the lack of education and training facilities, equipment and trainers. The project supports Latin American countries in overcoming these barriers for RE, especially for solar and wind.
State of implementation/results
- Project in the start-up phase.
- A regional conference to officially present and launch the project was held in Quito, Ecuador. Representatives of all partners involved in the Project and of the OLADE Member Countries participated of the event.
- Technical visits to Argentina, Peru and Uruguay to identify the training requirements have been carried out.
- A training program is currently under development with potential dates to start with the first online and Train-the-Trainer courses.