Timor-Leste is currently facing a lack of awareness of the potential impacts of climate change, as well as limited capacity to respond to it due to limited financial resources, technology and human capacity. The Government, therefore, wants to improve technical and managerial skills of government technical staff so that they can transfer knowledge and skills to the community regarding access to solar PV.
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is supporting the government in buildings its national solar workforce within rural communities by strengthening the capacity of the national training institute to provide trainings and certifications related to solar PV implementation. By placing particular focus on the transfer of skills and trainings at village level, the work force within the communities will be best positioned to promote the benefits and co-benefits of solar PV while considering social, cultural and religious aspects and to influence the willingness of the user to pay for the services. The training focuses on increasing capacities of government staff, youth retailers, technicians, engineers and other relevant stakeholders in the value chain.