2nd Training Programme to Support Renewable Energy Deployment in Asia-Pacific Island Nations
6 – 10 February 2017
Kobe, Japan

Following events co-organised by Japan's Ministry of Environment and IRENA in 2015 and 2016 — "Workshop on Financing for Renewable Energy in Small Island Developing States (SIDs)" and "1st Training Programme to Support Renewable Energy Deployment in Asia-Pacific Island Nations" — a follow-up workshop will take place from 6-10 February 2017 in Kobe, Japan.

The workshop is an opportunity for government officials from island nations in the Asia-Pacific to learn from experts and government officials within and outside of Japan, regarding effective policies for the deployment of renewable energy, best practices regarding the application of these policies, and financing schemes. Participants will be asked to discuss current progress regarding their energy transition, and through this training programme, the capacity for renewable energy deployment in SIDs is expected to be enhanced, and steps towards improved energy access and climate change mitigation in these islands are expected to be taken.

Participants will also take part in site visits to renewable energy facilities in Awaji island or the Kobe city area.

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