Schneider Electric, GIZ promote Nigeria’s solar sector with sponsored training to Germany

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Global specialist in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric, in a partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, has selected three institutions to create a solar training programme for young underprivileged Nigerians.

Schneider and GIZ joint forces in a development partnership under the develoPPP.de programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The beneficiary institutions will receive hands-on Training of Trainers in solar photo-voltaic installation supervision. They include Railway Technical Institute, the Yaba College of Technology and Etiwa Vocational School.

The trainers will be exposed to an integrated curriculum developed by the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), co-funded by the European Union and the German Government and implemented by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. The selected trainers will attend a professional 4-week pedagogy training in Germany supported by GIZ and a 5-week technical training in Nigeria.

Source: Oriental News


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