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Africa is at a pivotal moment in time with growing needs for energy while the world is struggling with the consequences of carbon-based energy. On one hand large reserves of oil and gas have been discovered on the continent waiting to be exploited while on the other hand the global trend is towards more sustainable and carbon-neutral energy sources. What is the best way forward? And how should education institutes at TVET and academic level train the new generation of energy professionals?
This conference aims to bring together national and international experts from TVET institutes, academia, private sector, government and non-governmental organisations to exchange the latest developments in education, innovation and research to secure that African nations are ready for the global energy transition, while balancing short-term needs with a long-term strategy towards sustainable generation and use of energy.
Special attention is given to make education in energy-related topics more attractive for girls and women and to ensure that labour-market demands are well-included in the design of curricula and in innovation- and research programs.
We invite authors from TVET institutes, academia, private sector, government and nongovernmental organisations to submit abstracts on any of the themes addressed at this
Sub-themes of the conference include but are not limited to:
1. Education and innovation at TVET institutions with focus on:
a. Renewable Energy sources (wind, solar, …)
b. Oil, Gas and Geothermal Energy
2. Education and research at Universities, with focus on:
a. Geothermal Energy
b. Oil and Gas
3. Improving gender equity in the energy sector
4. Addressing dynamic labour market demands
5. Energy transition with emphasis on the role of education and research
Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2020