IAEA as a key partner in ICTP Joint Summer School on Sustainable Development Modeling Tools

More than 100 participants from 34 member countries participated in summer school planning and modeling, an essential skill in identifying the best energy sources for countries to meet their needs. The joint summer school hosted by the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) was held in June for more than two weeks at the IAAF.

The training materials were developed by IAEA, UNDESA, UNDP, IRENA, the World Bank Group, Imperial College London, Oxford University, Loboro University, Cambridge University, Katie Royal Institute of Technology and Simon Fraser University. The Open University, the Optimos Operating Community, the German International Development Agency, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Climate-Comprehensive Development Program have all contributed to the school’s program.

“Such partnerships are essential to establishing a more harmonious approach to capacity building efforts in energy planning,” said Wei Huang, director of the IAEA’s Nuclear Energy Planning, Information and Knowledge Management Division. All possible technological options must be considered to effectively address the growing energy demand and climate challenges. Energy planning plays an important role in evaluating all energy options to achieve sustainable development and net zero transition goals.

The IAEA led two of the school’s five training tracks. Energy Balance and Forecasts Track Introduces energy demand analysis and energy balances using IAEA equipment energy demand (MAED) and Energy Balance Studio (EBS). The Track on Mass Infrastructure Finance Plan provides the agency with another basic analysis of financial theory, FINPLAN financial analysis, how to finance in the energy sector, and how to analyze energy projects. Power planning tools. The school also offers tracks on climate, land, energy and water (CLEWs) modeling, energy modeling and energy system flexibility and space electrification modeling. Each track includes a separate online section with hand-picked, interactive trainers.

The school provided training, discussion forums, and hands-on exercises. However, the course participants presented a poster and policy note on the case study developed as part of the training, and there was a great deal of discussion and discussion with IAEA experts and partner organizations as well as the leadership modeling community.

“Summer school is a very important profession for energy planning in developing countries,” said Jafaru Egias, a science officer at the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission. “For example, the use of FINPLAN equipment has helped me gain insights into the financing of nuclear energy projects in Nigeria, and my work is contributing to the agency’s integrated work plan.

The school has an ICP in terms of the number of applicants. Discussions are underway to establish some versions of the region’s schools in collaboration with academic institutions, including Africa, by building on the relevance of the training.

From 15 to 19 November 2021, the IIA will hold a joint ICTP-IAEA College on Climate Change Assessment of Effective Energy Options. Applications are expected to open in mid-September. More information will be posted at the Virtual College near the event.

MAED, EBS and FINPLAN are part of the IAEA’s comprehensive tools and procedures for integrated energy planning for sustainable development. The tools and methods, including the IAEA Technical Cooperation Program, and training on how to use them are available to member states. Please contact PESS.Contact-Point@iaea.org for more information.

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