Skills development

ILO and Sweden sign Skills Development for Renewable Energy Sector (SKIDRES) Pilot Project

The International Labour Organization Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), will support Kafue Gorge Regional Centre (KGRTC) implement a pilot project for skills development for the Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) sub-sectors in Zambia. With strong buy-in from the private sector, both foreign and domestic, the one-year pilot project aims to contribute to Zambia having the necessary skilled people to tap into the rapid development of technology in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

News | Lusaka | 26 March 2019
The International Labour Organization, with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), will support Kafue Gorge Regional Centre (KGRTC) implement a pilot project for skills development for the Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) sub-sectors in Zambia.
The one-year pilot project aims to contribute to Zambia having the necessary skilled people to tap into the rapid development of technology in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Speaking at the signing ceremony held in at the Swedish Embassy in Lusaka today, ILO Director George Okutho reaffirmed the organization's commitment towards partnering with countries in the implementation of development cooperation projects.
Mr Okutho added that the signing of the agreement was a clear testimony that ILO and Sweden would continue enjoying mutual relationship in the implementation of development cooperation projects and other common values.
"It is a significant project in that it is going to contribute to Zambia's achieving Vision 2030. The contribution of the renewable energy is cardinal," said Mr Okutho.
And Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin said project would contribute to Zambia having the necessary skilled people to be able to tap into the rapid development of technology in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Ambassador Cederin added that the project would strengthen capacity for increased use of renewable energy and its wider integration into the power sector.
"The increasing complexity of the energy sector call for new skills, further learning and more knowledge within Zambia regarding sustainable and renewable energy generation, clean and decentralized energy services and energy efficiency measures," said Ambassador Cederin.