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Energy Efficiency Working Group

Third Sustainable Energy Workshop of the Caribbean Energy Awareness and Education Programme (CEEAP)

Date: March 18-20, 2015.

Venue: St. John’s, Antigua – City View Hotel and Conference Centre

From 2008-2013, the OAS implemented the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) with the financial support from the European Union. The beneficiary countries were Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, The Bahamas, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Between 2011-2012, OAS/CSEP conducted the delivery of two regional workshops, (i) to review with science curriculum officers from the beneficiary countries the approach to design a program to integrate energy literacy within the science curricula and (ii) launched the Caribbean Energy Education and Awareness Programme (CEEAP) and its communication campaign Learn and Save.

The program targeted policymakers and the education community in order to:

  • Build Sustainable Energy within National Education Strategies;
  • Strengthen Pedagogy with regards to Energy in Formal and Non-Formal Education,;
  • Raise energy awareness among Primary and Secondary school students by our “Learn and Save” campaign.

Objective:

Provide capacity building, and best practices to contribute to greater energy literacy in the Caribbean.

Specific Objectives:

  • To bring together educators
  • To revise the current curricula for primary and secondary schools to reinforce Sustainable Energy Education.
  • To train Teaching Staff and Educators on Energy focusing on Sustainable Energy and Energy Conservation.
  • To train science teachers in the fundamentals of energy and its applications, including practical educational materials and experiments (measuring the consumption of electricity, wind turbine applications with photovoltaic systems, solar water heaters).
  • To give educators the confidence to explain the science be-hind energy efficiency and renewable energy in primary and secondary schools.

 

For further information on this course please contact Carolina Peña at cpena@oas.org.