18 professionals from Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan to become certified MAIA-TAQA trainers in photovoltaics, energy storage and wastewater treatment technologies


MAIA-TAQA concluded the first phase of its training programs on photovoltaics, energy storage and wastewater treatment technologies on the 16th of June.

The intensive three months Training of Trainers (ToT) was given by sector experts from Greece, Italy, Lebanon and Egypt in cooperation with the project partners Quipo (Italy), Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt), the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Greece), The Industrial Research Institute Lebanon, and coordinated by the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations. 

The program hosted 57 participants from the three target countries of Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.

39 of the participants were SMEs, 18 were young graduates, entrepreneurs and individuals. The training was held online and provided onsite practical lessons over the course of 10 weeks with 144 hours of training.
The final evaluation consisted of an online theoretical exam and an oral presentation. The trainees were assessed by a committee composed of a trainer, the local partner and a CEEBA representative. Each trainee needed to hold a short presentation of a topic from the training followed by questions from the committee.

The 18 successful candidates of the ToT program will advance to the demo sessions, which are meant to test and improve the training curriculum, as well as test the new trainers before the final training program is launched.