Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency and Climate Change in Built Environment Training

Objective of Action:
To improve energy security in Caribbean countries and mitigate Climate Change by reducing the consumption of energy resulting from urban sprawl, inefficient transportation systems and improving energy efficiency of buildings. The specific objective is: To mainstream energy efficiency in relationship to sustainable economic development and Climate Change into existing curricula and CPO in Urban and Transportation Planning, Engineering and Architecture of Caribbean Higher Education Institutes (HEis) and increase inter-institutional networking and regional capacity in energy and the built environment.

Target Groups:
Tertiary level students and teachers of Programmes in Urban and Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering and Architecture; Administrative staff at Universities; Practicing Professionals in Urban Management and the Built Environment; Public Policy makers in Urban Management and Built Environment.

Final Beneficiaries:
Urban populations of the Caribbean, especially the poor; urban managers; urban business community; informal urban economy participants, especially women and commuters of all income groups.

Estimated Results:
Improved training for urban professionals; increased collaboration between faculties of regional universities; increased regional and International policy dialogue for proper and gender sensitive urban energy policy; Energy sensitised universities management policies.

Inception Meeting Report

Date: 17th – 19th February, 2014
Location: Anton de Kom University of Suriname

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Project Partners:

    • The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
    • University of Guyana, Guyana
    • Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Suriname
    • University of Antwerp,  Brussels
    • University of Technology, Jamaica

Related Activities:

The CarEnTrain project has synergies with a VLIR project run by University of Antwerp on urban design hence there is collaboration to achieve mutual objectives. A questionnaire was hosted which contributed to B1 Review of Built Environment programme and can be accessed by clicking here.

Duration of Project:
42 Months

Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management
Faculty of Engineering
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
Tel. 1 (868) 662-2002 ext. 83682

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