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Training professionals in the sector of urban planning, construction and building to the challenges of the energy transition

17 - 27 July 2018 in Lome (Togo)

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(extract from the IFDD website)

The training module for professionals in the urban planning, construction and building sector to meet the challenges of the energy transition is part of the Organization’s Francophonie Initiative for Sustainable Cities in Africa. International Francophonie (OIF) through its subsidiary organ the Institute of Francophonie for Sustainable Development (IFDD), and its partners.

It is produced at the initiative of the IFDD and the African School of the Trades of Architecture and Urbanism (EAMAU) in partnership with the association ENERGIES 2050.

The participants are in priority:

  • urban planning professionals;
  • construction and building professionals (architects, town planners, urban managers …);
  • professionals from other core professions related to the built environment (engineers, developers, sociologists, lawyers …).

The participants also come from training structures working on the same themes (teaching staff and EAMAU Master’s students and other schools working on the same themes).

The participants also come from institutions and public administrations, elected representatives of local governments and industrialists concerned with the built environment and energy, as well as with policies and mechanisms for implementation. Without being limiting, we can mention:

  • public administrations (ministries of housing, town planning, energy, planning, economy and finance, environment, …);
  • specialized public institutions and bodies (environmental agencies, etc.);
  • regional economic communities (AU, ECOWAS, ECCAS, CEMAC, UEMOA …);
  • national and regional development banks (ADB, BOAD, BDEAC) as well as central banks (BCEAO, BEAC);
  • industrialists, contractors and design offices in the field of construction, planning and urban management;
  • professional associations, chambers of industry and commerce;
  • non-governmental organizations …

In order to balance the promotions, the candidates were selected on the basis of their sector of activity, the motivation and relevance of their file by the IFDD and the EAMAU.

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(extract from the IFDD website)

The training aims to develop among architects, town planners and urban managers as well as the various public or private professionals in activity or training involved in these themes, a good mastery of the challenges to be met as well as strategies and actions to be implemented. to build or renovate buildings, infrastructures and urban development and, in general, cities that meet the requirements and challenges of the energy transition.

It is a question of giving these professionals the keys to understand and take into account the issues of the energy transition (universal and equitable access to energy services, reduction of the risks of climate change by energy sobriety, energy efficiency and energy renewable …) in their trades. The objective is also to identify the strategies, the tools, the techniques and the methods of integration of these stakes so that each one can adapt its professional practices accordingly and act in favor of the improvement of the living environment in the setting to live better together in a sustainable environment.

The training is based on two complementary axes:

  • Theoretical contributions completed and illustrated by concrete cases;
  • A real application project made by each participant tutored by members of the teaching team.
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The modules take place in the premises of EAMAU, in Lomé, Togo.

The pedagogical approach is based on three complementary axes:

  • an “Understand” axis;
  • an axis “Identify and appropriate the tools”;
  • a “Strengthen the ability to act” axis.

The main themes selected, treated according to the 3 educational axes are:

  • Module 1 – Climate, Energy and Energy Transition
  • Module 2 – Challenges and Challenges of the Territories Facing the Energy Transition
  • Module 3 – Renewable Energies (Renewable Energies)
  • Module 4 – Energy Efficiency (EE)
  • Module 5 – Construction and Building
  • Module 6 – Traditional Materials and Local Resources
  • Module 7 – Transport and Mobility
  • Module 8 – City Management
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