An international summer course for the public and private sectors on clean energy access, environment and climate change projects.
The aim of the course is to develop participants’ skills in preparing proposals for low carbon and climate resilient projects so that they can mobilise climate finance, particularly from the Green Climate Fund, and catalyse the deployment of climate change solutions in developing countries.
The University of Twente has been offering the International Course on Rural Energy Planning (ICREP) since 1983. Since 2005, the focus has been on proposal writing and financing schemes for projects related to energy, environment and climate change mitigation. In 2016 we substantially revised the delivery of the programme including an element of the teaching through online modules spread followed by a residential programme. The updated course now covers both adaptation and mitigation.
After completion of this introductory course, participants will have gained knowledge and experience related to:
- Climate finance landscape and international policies concerning climate change mitigation and adaptation
- GCF funding options and operating modalities to support low carbon climate resilient development
- Identifying project opportunities for low carbon climate resilient development
- Developing implementation strategies
- Writing bankable and fundable proposals
The course is divided into two parts. Part 1 is an online course of eight modules in which participants, in their own time, undertake reading assignments, watch videos, listen to presentations and complete questions and written assignments. During this online period the participant will receive tutoring and feedback on assignments. The assignments include developing a draft concept note for a Green Climate Fund proposal or another Low carbon project proposal. Preferably, the participants have draft material ready for feedback during Part 2, the residential course.
It is estimated that to complete the online material participants will need about 120 hours. The online course will be available from June 15 onwards. Participants can start at a later moment in time, but this online part can only be started after the formal registration and payment and therefore the course a whole.
It is strongly advised that all modules of Part 1 be successfully completed before the start of Part 2 – the summer course. Part 2 (23-27 August) consists of lectures, including guest lectures from leading specialists, presentations, case studies, discussions, and a site visit. During the course participants work, individually or in pairs, on their draft concept note which will be presented and discussed with feedback on possible areas for improvement.
Special cancellation policy
For this particular summer course a special cancellation policy applies:
- Cancellation by 12 July 2021 (6 weeks before the start of the residential part): full refund of the fees paid for Part 2 of the course (residential online or offline).
- Cancellation after 12 July 2021: refund is not possible for Part 2 of the course (residential online or offline), however it will be possible to switch to the fully online residential part if the cancellation is caused by inability to travel.
- Refund for Part 1 is not possible.
5-day course package "online + residential":
- (online) Course participation and course material
- Overnight stay at the UPark Hotel on the University of Twente campus
- 4x Buffet-style breakfast
- 5x Buffet-style lunch
- 4x 3-course dinner or dinner buffet & 2 dinner drinks
- Unlimited tea, coffee, water and soft drinks
- Free use of fast and secure Wi-Fi
- Free use of power banks for mobile phones
- Free parking
Personal expenses like travel costs (plane ticket, train ticket, etc.), travel and health insurance and other expenses are not included in the fee. For more details check our terms and conditions.
In case we need to decide to offer the “residential part” fully online due to COVID or for those who cannot join on-campus when we organise the course in a hybrid way (residential for some, online for others) we do also offer the "fully online" package, which includes the (online) course participation, course material and feedback from the course leader.
In the registration form it is possible to either choose the residential package or the fully online package.
The definite all-in packages will be confirmed in June 2021 and is subject to change based on the national and international Covid-19 regulations.
University of Twente, Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability provides education at Bachelors and Masters level on problems related to the role of technology in the development of the South.
The UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen, Denmark supports the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in its aim to incorporate environmental aspects into energy planning and policy worldwide with a special emphasis to assist developing countries.
E Co. is a consultancy specialising in the formulation of sustainable energy and climate change projects. Eco has formulated $180m of project proposals for EBRD, IFC, World Bank, UNIDO, UNDP, and AfDB, including GEF and the GCF.
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