The EU-Cuba expert-exchange project has organised a course for key Cuban actors to strengthen management and innovation capacities in the use of renewable energy sources
The training is part of the EU-Cuba expert-exchange project for the promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in Cuba, led by the FIIAPP; as well as three other projects that make up the Support Programme for Cuba’s Energy Policy, financed by the European Union. The Bilbao Chamber of Commerce, together with the University of Mondragón, were the venues for the face-to-face course “Training proposal in project management”.
During the seven days of training, the different approaches and practices of project management were addressed; the application of the main practices for managing the scope, time, costs and risks of projects from the point of view of classic project management; and the application of the main agile management practices for adapting to changes in projects.
The participants were representatives of institutions linked to the Cuban Energy Policy Support Programme, including the University of Sancti Spiritus (UNISS) and the Centre for Energy and Industrial Processes Studies (CEEPI), as well as the National Office for the Control and Rational Use of Energy (ONURE), the Central University “Marta Abreu” of Las Villas (UCLV) and the University of Moa “Antonio Núñez Jiménez” (MOA).
With this course, professionals have been able to acquire knowledge and tools on project management methods and practices and apply them in their own renewable energy projects in a more agile, efficient and effective way. In addition, it has served as an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences and establish collaborative working partnerships with professionals and multiple scenarios, from a plural and inclusive vision. The activity has contributed to the strengthening of management and innovation capacities in the use of renewable sources.