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AFREPREN/FWD CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING PROGRAMME SUMMARY
To assist in planning the
training and capacity building program, a planning meeting involving
international and regional energy experts from academic and non-academic
institutions as well as key policy makers was convened.
This was during the 2-6th November 1999 Annual General Assembly Meeting.
The aim of this meeting was to define the framework for the training and
capacity building program. The
planning meeting had representatives from the following institutions:
From the discussions it was agreed
that the AFREPREN/FWD training and capacity building program will give priority to
the following modes of training:
a) Masters Program:
b) Short Term Training:
With financial support from the
Swedish Agency for International Cooperation (Sida), the African Energy Policy
Research Network (AFREPREN/FWD) will be
sponsoring a total of 20 Masters Degree scholarships on energy.
The program will run over the 2000-2002 period, and will begin from the
year 2000. The scholarships for
Masters degree programs on energy will be provided on a competitive basis and
will be open to AFREPREN/FWD members as
well as non-members from Eastern and Southern Africa.
The scholarships are restricted to policy or other energy related
programs offered in institutions in Eastern and Southern Africa and will cover
both tuition and living expenses as well as travel costs (when needed).
Preference will be given to applications for Masters Degree course-based studies (MSc and MA) on energy policy issues that dovetail with the focal subject areas of AFREPREN/FWD, namely:
The call for scholarships for the Masters Degree Programmes was distributed to the wider African energy community to solicit for further applications.
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