Italian HVAC&R trainer Centro Studi Galileo (CSG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have come together to support training in the Nigerian refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector.

The alliance aims to build the country’s workforce capacity by increasing knowledge of RAC energy efficiency practices.

The joint effort officially began in February with CSG and UNDP working with Nigeria’s RAC training syllabus and multiple sets of training sessions for trainers and technicians.

While the main goal of the project is to teach efficiency best practices, it will also inform technicians on environmental issues like global warming and ozone depletion. Additionally, the project will provide information on the implementation of natural refrigerants.

The Nigerian sector will be under the direct supervision of the UNDP nature Climate and Energy

team as well as the Country Office, and in coordination with the global UNDP Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) Programme, and the National Ozone Office of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria. 

CSG is an Italian training provider for the EU-funded project REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE. The project encourages wider adoption of alternatives to high-GWP HFC refrigerants. CSG will impart knowledge on how to use these new refrigerants and also be energy efficient. The training provider worked with Somalian refrigeration technicians last year, offering theoretical and practical lessons on CO2.

Author Ntsako Khosa

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