Côte d’Ivoire inaugurates special vocational training centre for renewable energies
London, March 19, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Côte d’Ivoire has inaugurated a special vocational training project in the fields of renewable energies and energy efficiency, (ProFERE) to develop manpower for the industry.
At a total cost of 13.5 million euros, the project is funded by the German government, through GIZ, its international development cooperation agency. It aims to introduce a training offer in renewable energies into the country’s training system.
The main purpose is to increase the availability of a qualified workforce and to favour a local specialised management of renewable energies and energy efficiency (EnR-EE) on the job market, in Côte d’Ivoire. It is planned for the period 2019-2021.
For Jacques Chevalier, representing the Ivorian Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, “ it is a question of meeting together the challenges of electrification of all the localities of Côte d’Ivoire by 2025, to bring the share of renewable energies in the energy mix to 42% by 2030 and the national challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 28%, within the framework of National Determined Contributions ”.