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Joint Summer School and Energy Modelling Platform

Climate Compatible Growth supports the Joint Summer School on Modelling Tools for Sustainable with the ICTP and the Energy Modelling Platform for Africa, via the OpTIMUS community. These events provide access to skilled trainers, discussion forums and coaching in models and tools for energy planning and analysis. The models and tools are all free and open source, and the courses are available at any time via the OpenLearn platform.

Energy Modelling Platform:
Latin America and the Caribbean (EMP-LAC)
26th September to October 13th

Announcing the first Energy Modelling Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean (EMP-LAC). This is a fully virtual event offering free training in energy modelling for LAC countries: specifically the OSeMOSYS (Open Source Energy Modelling System) and CLEWs (Climate, Land, Energy, and Water Systems) tools.

To find out more about EMP-LAC and how to apply, join us for an introduction week August 22nd to 26th.

To register for the Introduction Week [online] use the following Google Form. Sign-ups close Friday 19th Aug.

The breakdown of the introductory week with timelines and the structure of EMP-LAC are available via this link

ICTP Joint Summer School

A yellow card advertising the 2022 ICTP Joint Summer School on Modelling Tools for Sustainable Development (virtual: 30th May to 16th June).

The Joint Summer School on Modelling Tools for Sustainable Development 2022 (#SDSummerSchool) was held from 30th May to 16th June and was hosted by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). It provided free training with energy modelling experts on six of the seven courses offered by the Climate Compatible Growth Programme’s OpenLearn Collection hosted by the Open University.

Before attending the Summer School, you needed to have completed the Open University course of your chosen tool and provide a certificate as part of your application.

The Summer School increased your ability to develop energy analyses by giving you further training on the skills obtained from the Open University courses and then guiding you through conducting a country-specific case study. At the end of the course, they attended a High-Level Meeting with speakers from various international organizations and research institutes.

The ICTP Joint Summer School was very successful, with 70 certificates issued to participants from all around the world, and 93% of participants said that the training would be useful for their daily work. Participants were from a range of backgrounds, from students (28.3%), to the public sector (26.4%), to NGOs (11.3%), academia (24.5%), and the private sector (9.4%).

All available sessions can be found on Climate Compatible Growth’s Youtube Channel, or can be found directly using this link.

The event is co-sponsored by:

  • OpTIMUS Community of Practice
  • Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  • Imperial College London
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Loughborough University
  • UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • The Open University
  • The World Bank Group
  • Simon Fraser University
  • The Climate Compatible Growth (#CCG) programme

Energy Modelling Platform for Africa (EMP-A) 2021

The EMP-A 2021 aims to contribute the creation of optimized investments for the energy transition in Africa. It is an excellent opportunity to acquire free training, access to discussion forums, and coaching skills in models and tools for your energy planning needs.

he specific objectives of the platform are: 

  • Bring together the energy planning and modelling community in Africa to share experiences, models and data 
  • Support human and institutional capacity in Africa for integrated energy modelling and investment planning
  • Support the development of centres of excellence energy planning in Africa
  • Promote efficient and widespread use of open source modelling tools in support of implementation of the SDGs, the Paris Agreement, and Africa´s Agenda 2063

The last EMP-A Event was held 22nd November to 10th December 2021 and helped participants to gain modelling skills for five of the #CCG OpenLearn courses through a mixture of self-paced study, in-depth hands-on training and a high-level strategic dialogue. The next event will be held towards the end of 2022. Click the button below to find out more:

EMP-A partners include:

  • UN Economic Commission for Africa
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Mauritius
  • Pan African University
  • Department for International Development
  • International Renewable Energy Agency
  • ESMAP (Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme)
  • African Development Bank
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • International Energy Agency
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
  • Energy Strategy Reviews