TERI conducts training course under Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme

TERI conducted a technical training course as part of the Ministry of External Affairs supported Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme - 'Designing and implementing solar-energy based livelihood projects for rural communities.'

The course is designed as a bilateral programme with developing countries with the aim of building the capacity of organizations and individuals, enabling them to apply enhanced knowledge and skills in large-scale generation of sustainable livelihoods, utilizing solar PV and solar thermal technology.

The course, in its second year, saw full enrollment of 20 participants, comprising mostly of middle-management-level officials from various energy and renewable energy departments across 14 countries of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands. The programme was held at the sprawling TERI Gram complex at Gual Pahari in Delhi's National Capital Region from 12-30 September 2011.

The pedagogy was structured to provide both theoretical understanding through classroom sessions, and hands-on experience of how the technology works through study tours, exposure visits, and interactive sessions with TERI's professional staff. Besides TERI's own faculty members, experts on specific subjects from the industry and independent consultants were also invited to conduct sessions. Visits to a solar lamp assembly unit; solar PV module manufacturing site; a solar PV power plant and a LaBL solar charging station were also organized in Haridwar, Jaipur, Jhansi and Haryana respectively.



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