GIZ Pakistan organized Certificate Award and Showcasing Programme Achievements Ceremony

GIZ Pakistan organized Certificate Award and Showcasing Programme
Achievements Ceremony under Clean Power Purchasing Development Project

Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) A certificate award ceremony for Master
Trainers in Entrepreneurial Skills trained at the Professional
Development Center of National University of Science & Technology
(NUST) Islamabad under the Clean Power Purchasing Development project.
The project is being implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as part of the
Programme of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation &
Development (BMZ).

Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Punjab, Mr. Zaheer Abbas was the chief
guest at the occasion who distributed the certificates to the master
trainers along with Ms. Iris Cordelia Rotzoll, Head of Programme TVET
Sector Support Programme GIZ, Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Bhatti, Chairperson
Solar Quality Foundation (SQF), Mr. Faisal Mahmood, Regional
Coordinator (Punjab) and DV Clean Power Purchasing Development
Project, and Mr. Haseeb Saadat CEO Allied Solar Private Limited &
local partner of Power One for One Germany. Other senior officials
and heads of institutes from Punjab TEVTA were also present at the

The DV Clean Power Purchasing Development Project, Mr. Faisal Mahmood
presented the programme achievements over the last three years. The
project has trained 37 Master Trainers on technical skills related to
design, installation, O&M of solar PV plants, 30 Assessors in CBT&A to
support implementation of National Vocational Qualification in Solar
PV, and 40 TVET Professionals from TEVTA Punjab and PVTC on
Entrepreneurial Skills to promote entrepreneurship in the Solar PV
sector. A 10-kW grid-connected pilot solar PV plant was installed with
the support of project partner Power One for One at TEVTA Government
Technical Training Institute, Gulberg Lahore for education purpose.

Addressing to the participants, the Head of TVET Sector Support
Programme GIZ, Ms. Iris Cordelia Rotzoll, stated that all these
efforts not only lead to a new beginning and small steps toward
sustainable energy generation and management, but also open avenues to
promote the trend of green skills in Pakistan. The master trainers,
trainers and assessors trained in Solar PV technology will create a
pathway for internal and external buy-in among more and more TVET
trainers and managers.

Speaking at the ceremony Mr. Zaheer Abbas appreciated the role of
German cooperation for promotion of clean energy in Pakistan through
DeveloPPP Programme. He highlighted the fact that promotion of green
skills is inevitable to fight the global climate change and save the
environment while also conserving the natural resources. He expressed
his resolve that master trainers trained under the project will be
utilized to support implementation of solar PV training courses in
Punjab and increase the quality & access to trained human resource for
solar companies.