Green Skills Award: Palestine solar energy course for refugees wins best project

June 28, 2021
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The story of Ghada Krayem, a young female Palestinian refugee who received vocational training on solar photovoltaic systems in Gaza won the ETF’s first Green Skills Award.

Designed to help reduce reliance on external sources of energy, the project aims to harvest the natural power of the sun over Gaza to produce electricity for local use. It is run by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees) with the backing of Germany’s overseas aid organisation GIZ.

The European Training Foundation is the EU agency supporting the countries of the EU neighbourhood to reform their education, training and labour market systems. It works with policymakers and practitioners to support reform, promote evidence-based approaches, document change, provide analysis and stimulate debate to anticipate new skills needs.

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Press release

Ghada’s story

Conference ‘Building lifelong learning systems: skills for green and inclusive societies in the digital era’ 

Countries covered:

  • Palestine *