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Jordanian Municipality of Sahab hosts two training seminars on renewable energy and energy efficiency

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Jordanian Municipality of Sahab hosts two training seminars on renewable energy and energy efficiency

In the framework of the Sustainable Urban Demonstration Projects (SUDEP-South program) which is funded by the European Union and implemented by the GIZ-International Services, Sahab Municipality –in Jordan-, as beneficiary of this project, hosted two training courses for municipality representatives and their local partners on 8th and 9 January, 2017.

A total of 55 participants from 11 Jordanian municipalities were trained during the two days at the Sahab Hashemite Green Park which was equipped with renewable technology and efficiency founded by the SUDEP program.  Among the participants were representatives from four universities, four ministries in charge of Energy,  Education, Environment and Ministry of Municipal Affairs, NGOs and from the Bank for the Development of Cities and Local Authorities.

Three international experts carried out two separate training activities; one dedicated to monitoring and evaluation and a second one focused on measurement, verification and energy management systems. These experts were accompanied by SUDEP Support Mechanism Team composed of the Team Leader and Key energy expert and Project Manager of GIZ International and media expert to cover the event.

This two-day training will be crowned with an inauguration ceremony, on January 10th at the Cultural Center of Sahab Municipality. National, local officials and European Union representatives will be present to commemorate the launch of the implementation of the Sahab project, in the framework of the SUDEP South.

SUDEP-South project started its activities in early 2015 at 12 cities in 6 countries of the southern Mediterranean. Jordan benefited through Sahab city with one project involving more than 10 locations using renewable energies and energy efficiency in sectors such as, schools for both girls and boys, parks, public building and mosques. The energy efficiency retrofits includes the replacement of CFL lighting with LED lighting, installing Solar Water Heaters, installing on Grid PV Systems, replacing existing street lighting with LED street lighting, and installing motion sensors for lighting at the cultural center.

The objective of the SUDEP Programme is to assist local authorities in responding to the sustainable energy challenges and to enable them to implement sustainable energy actions leading to energy savings, energy efficiency and more use of renewable energy sources such as solar energy.

SUDEP support  mechanism activities are mainly focused on:

  • Assisting the local authorities and reinforcing their capacities and their partners in the implementation of the demonstration projects.
  • Promotion of the replication of innovative actions and the visibility of the programme’s results.
  • Creation of the enabling environment for the exchange of good practices between projects beneficiaries 
  • Development of their own local strategies to ensure widespread dissemination and sustainability of their projects.