In the presence of His Excellency the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Dr Saleh Al-Kharabsheh and His Excellency the German Ambassador to Jordan Bernhard Kampmann, the Jordanian-German Energy Partnership celebrated the official kick-off for the work on the Energy Academy of Germany and Jordan.
“In the course of its ongoing energy transition, Germany has gathered a vast amount of experience in designing a sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy system. We are happy to share this experience with our Jordanian partners for the benefit of Jordan” announced Ambassador Kampmann. Minister Kharabsheh highlighted the socio-economic benefits of this transition: “An increasing share of renewable energy in the Jordanian electricity system will provide new job opportunities for Jordanians and support economic growth”
The Energy Academy of Germany and Jordan is to become a unique training facility to upskill technicians in innovative and sustainable energy technology. It will support Jordan’s ambition to become a regional energy hub and create the capacities necessary for a successful and timely energy transition whilst simultaneously support employment and economic growth. In the future, the format shall be optimised and implemented on a larger scale to include other countries in the MENA region.
All total of seven partners co-operate to establish the Academy: Al-Hussein Technical University, the German-Jordanian University, the Electric Training Center of National Electric Power Company, the Amman Chamber of Industry, the German Federal Solar Association (BSW-Solar), and Niuversity Global. These partners will together establish the Trainings are planned to commence in 2022.
Discussions revolved around the next steps to co-create, lead and subsequently grow the Academy. Whereas details such as the curricula, teaching formats and a diversity strategy are yet to be determined, the partners share a vision for an institution of excellence with the Jordanian-German Energy Partnership.