During today’s lecture by guest lecturer Mr. Rana Pratap Singh of UNIDO we will dive into the hydropower planning in developing countries. Discussing, for example, the energy landscape of West-Africa. Mister Singh will elaborate on the importance of small hydropower (SHP) as a solution to rural electrification and inclusive sustainable development. What are the risks, challenges and opportunities of small hydropower? And what is the SHP roadmap for the near future?
Together with United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), New Energy Coalition organizes the training Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES2019). Participants are policymakers from developing countries, eager to learn more about the ways to implement renewables in their upcoming economies. One of the speakers during this week is Rana Pratap Singh, who is willing to share his experience with you during this public Energy Lecture.
Dr. Rana Pratap Singh graduated in engineering (Renewable Energy) from Tribhuvan University Nepal and completed PhD in water resource engineering from BOKU Vienna in 2018. Dr. Singh, an Industrial development Officer at UNIDO energy department since January 2007, has over 25 years of working experience in sustainable development with special emphasis on climate changes mitigation and adaptation related initiatives. His work mainly relates to scaling-up renewable energy via reinforcing policy, strengthening institutions, demonstrating projects and building national capacity. His experience ranges through assignments from World Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, Asian Development Bank, European Union and I/N/GOs.
It is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. Students are invited to attend as many Energy Learning Activities as they want, at all stages of their education.
Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Europe Certificate. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and also complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or the University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the EAE Certificate.