Professional Certificate in Strategic Sustainable Energy Planning

Course Overview

A recent UNDP report stated 'Sustainable energy deeply influences people’s lives and is an engine for poverty alleviation, social progress, women and youth empowerment, equity, enhanced resilience, economic growth and environmental sustainability'.

With the UN General Assembly establishing the ‘UN Decade on Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024’ there is a growing recognition that sustainable and reliable energy planning is essential for long-term development. External factors such as political instability and climate change have altered the energy landscape and organisations must adapt to these new environments to achieve long-term energy security and reliable access. This course will cover recent technical and theoretical developments in the field and will provide participants with a thorough understanding of how to implement effective sustainable energy action plans.

Participants will be trained through discussions with leading actors in the sector to identify, assess and utilise sustainable energy sources in developing plans for national or local consumption. Alongside knowledge of traditional energy sources, training will be given on new and renewable sources of energy, how viable these are for individual countries and how they can be incorporated into planning. The programme will spend time focussing on energy poverty and access, ensuring factors are incorporated into energy strategies whilst providing participants with the tools to generate effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Analyse multiple and multi-scalar sources of sustainable energy and their relationship to provision and access
  • Integrate key sustainable energy issues with planning strategies
  • Assess and evaluate energy sources and their sustainability
  • Examine how to facilitate technology transfer

How You Will Benefit

  • The opportunity to gain an internationally recognised professional qualification
  • Hear the latest insights, research and developments in energy planning from leading experts
  • Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in the management of energy plans and projects

How Will My Employer Benefit?

  • Value for money
    Investing in training that comes with professional recognition
  • Return on investment
    Demonstrably better quality outcomes through an up-skilled workforce
  • More proficient management
    Leadership within the organisation, with associated benefits of improved service delivery and greater productivity
  • Improved employee morale
    Leading to reduced staff turnover, greater stability, and less need to spend money on externally recruiting new managers and leaders
  • Immediate results
    Skills you learn are immediately applicable in the workplace, because of our tailor-made approach


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