In a bid to promote Energy Efficiency, GGGI supported the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) with funds to organize ISO 50001:2011 International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) Certification Training. This training is expected to lead to the certification of competent energy efficiency auditors, according to ISO 50001 standard, who will then play a role in the establishment of the ISO 50001:2011, Energy Management Systems (EnMS) among Small, Medium and large industries in Uganda. ISO 50001:2011 is a requirement for all energy Auditors in Uganda according to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation bill tabled before the Parliament of Uganda, which will be signed into law.
This training took place on November 26-30 at the Silver Springs hotel in Kampala where 15 delegates – comprising of private sector energy auditors and technical Officers from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development – were trained.
The training was delivered by the British Standards Institute (BSI), the national standards body of the United Kingdom and a global Certification Company.
About the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports developing country governments transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in 30 partner countries, both member and non-member, with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. GGGI has 31 Member countries from developed, developing countries, including Small Island Developing States, from South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific regions