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Scholarship Program Energy Transition for global climate protection

As of: October 2021

Driven by the need to take climate action as well as advances in technology, a growing number of nations are now starting to use renewables to decarbonise their energy systems. This work faces a number of technical, organisational and economic challenges, since wind and solar power require a fundamental rethink in terms of how future energy systems will be operated. A central role here is played by think tanks, whose domain experts are able to act independently of party-political and economic interests. The scholarship programme is using a train-the-trainer approach to turn these experts into change agents for the energy transition in their countries. Alongside economic and regulatory expertise, these agents must also have the capabilities to help shape and influence political processes. Course content is modular and oriented towards the needs of the participants. Experienced associates from Agora Energiewende and its partners act as trainers and mentors in this programme.

State of implementation/results

    • This project (“EnerTracks“) is made up of the following three training paths, which can be combined or taken individually.
    Online Modules:
    • The online learning modules offer participants the opportunity to uncover important topics about the energy transformation at their own pace.
    • These courses are designed for all levels and impart knowledge around the political, economical, and technical aspects related to the transformation of energy systems.
    • In the first module 170 participants took part in an introductory course to the power sector and power systems.
    • 122 participants have registered for the second module on the topic "Policy to support the energy system transformation".
  • Fellowship programme:
    • The programme makes use of a multi-disciplinary approach on how to tackle climate change and the energy transformation globally through practical lessons, academic training and one-on-one coaching.
    • So far a total of 14 participants* from the following countries have been selected to come to Berlin: Argentina, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kosovo, Mexico, Pakistan, Ukraine, South Africa, Turkey and Vietnam.
    Study Tours:
    • A group of 12 participants is invited to join focused study tours and discussions with key German stakeholders in and around Berlin.
    • These activities will allow participants to interact with wind-farm owners, utility companies, and other energy transformation experts to gain first-hand understanding on the energy transformation challenges and solutions faced in Germany.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Agora Energiewende Smart Energy for Europe Plattform gGmbH

Political partner(s):
  • China National Renewable Energy Center (CNREC)
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - South Africa
  • Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
  • Iniciativa Climatica de México (ICM)
  • Institute for Climate and Society (iCS)
  • Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC) - Philippines
  • Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR)
  • SHURA Energy Transition Center
  • USTH - Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Laboratory (CleanED) - Viet Nam

Implementing partner(s):
  • Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)

BMU grant:
2.686.170,00 €

08/2018  till  12/2023


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