CARICOM Institutions Collaborate on CXC Green Engineering Student Webinars

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®), the Energy Unit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) have collaborated to further the principles of renewable energy and sustainable development through future practitioners.

These CARICOM entities will host a two-part webinar via Zoom, on Thursday 11 June and Friday, 12 June, from 10am, highlighting key areas in sustainable energy design, to support candidates preparing for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination® (CAPE®) Green Engineering examinations in July. The online sessions will feature regional lecturers and professionals, sharing insights on content from the syllabus, in the context of current energy trends and practical applications.

These instructive and interactive sessions are part of an ongoing collaboration between the CARICOM Secretariat and CXC, to establish a framework and build capacity for the development and promotion of renewable energy. Through the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) Programme, the German international development agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) has supported efforts by these entities to improve the capacity and awareness of Caribbean students, on sustainable energy issues.

Day one of the online sessions will be dedicated to Unit 1 of the Green Engineering programme, with presentations by Dr. Paulette Bynoe, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Guyana; Mr. Churchill Norbert, Chief

Engineer at Sandals Grande Antigua and Dr. Cherri-Ann Farquharson, Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at the UWI Mona.

The final session will focus on Unit 2 of the programme and presenters will include Dr Devon Gardner, Programme Manager for Energy and Head of the Energy Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat, Professor Chandrabhan Sharma, Leader of the Energy Systems programme in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UWI, St Augustine and Dr Gary C. Jackson, PE, CEM, Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

-End- For further information kindly contact us at +1 (246) 227-1700 or email cxcezo@cxc.org (Barbados), or for queries in Jamaica at + 1 (876) 630-5200 or email: cxcwzo@cxc.

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