In the framework of its third call for proposals, BACID II “Building Administrative Capacity in the Danube Region and Western Balkans (2018-2021)” awarded ConPlusUltra a contract to conduct two trainings for trainers working for North Macedonian utilities. The project, which is entitled “”Building capacities in the utilities sector of North Macedonia for the more resilient, inclusive and sustainable provision of services for citizens”, will familiarise participants with key issues related to energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. They will then be encouraged to train representatives at municipal level in order to share their know-how.
The first training was hosted by Association of public utility services providers of Republic of North Macedonia (ADKOM) on 17.12.2020. 27 representatives from 15 utility companies and 17 municipalities took part in the session. The five-hour training covered the topics “energy assessments for municipal infrastructure”, “energy efficiency in buildings” and “energy efficiency in water supply/ waste water utilities”. At the end, the participants received homework in order to apply their newly-acquired knowledge. A further training is planned in February 2021 to help them deepen their understanding of the topics “integration of renewable energy in public infrastructure” and “municipal energy planning”. All sessions will be led by consultants from ConPlusUltra (Austria) and Balkan Development Solutions BDS (North Macedonia).
The Action is implemented with funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation through the BACID grant scheme (Building Administrative Capacities in Danube Region & Western Balkans), managed by the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns and KDZ Centre for Public Administration Research.
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