Small wind energy training
The 2nd Small wind energy training scheduled to commence on 14th – 18th March 2016 hosted (14) trainers from various Institutions. The ToT training aims for Capacity Development to Promote Rural Electrification using wind energy as source of renewable energy. The training was successful and it recorded the best performance based on 1St SWET.
Following the successful launch of the Solar PV Training of Trainers (ToT) courses for tutors in the TTIs, a similar strategy has been adopted for small wind energy, and the first Small wind Energy training has been successfully conducted in March 2015.
BRIGHT Project convened a workshop on October 31, 2013, at Crowne Plaza hotel in Nairobi that brought together over 60 participants from various government ministries and agencies, acadaemia, private sector and NGOs. The workshop was held to present findings of a survey that the BRIGHT Project had commissioned on Training Needs Assessment (TNA) of small wind energy systems in Kenya. The survey’s conclusion is there is a ready market for short-term training in small wind energy systems since most stakeholders interviewed are willing to pay for short-term courses. It also recommended that a training curriculum for small wind energy systems should be developed in consultation with various stakeholders. The response from the participants was very good. Most participants also expressed willingness to participate either in the development of the curriculum, or the training on small wind energy systems when it is launched. It was a successful workshop with good feedback from the stakeholders, and the BRIGHT Project is now coordinating with the relevant stakeholders to develop a small wind energy systems training courses at JKUAT as soon as possible.