Webinar: Education and skills needs in the renewable energy sector
2 and 30 April 2014

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will hold webinars in April on how to develop the workforce needed for a global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Already, over 5.7 million are employed in the sector worldwide. Yet there remains a critical shortage of skilled personnel to develop, design, finance, build, operate and maintain renewable energy projects, representing one of the greatest barriers to the wider diffusion of renewable energy technologies.

The online discussions will bring together expert panellists from IRENA, the Clean Energy Solutions Centre, and Alingho, a human resources firm specialising in filling vacancies for renewable energy, clean tech and sustainability jobs.

The education and skills webinars are scheduled for 2 and 30 April.

For timings and additional information on the webinars, click here.

Second International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition
16-17 June 2014
Manila, Philippines

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) are co-organising the 2nd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) in Manila on 16-17 June. The conference will take place alongside the 9th Asia Clean Energy Forum.

Following the success of the first IOREC in Accra, Ghana, in 2012, the conference is expanding as a global platform to explore off-grid renewable energy possibilities. The IOREC conference series encourages dialogue among stakeholders, and particularly between the public and private sectors, to promote off-grid renewable energy deployment as a way to extend electricity access in rural and peri-urban areas that currently lack modern energy services.