DEEM kick-off in Vientiane in December 2016

Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) is coordinating a European Commission funded capacity building project in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. The project was kick-started in Vientiane, Laos, in December 2016 and will be implemented until October 2019.

DEEM project introduces new pedagogical approaches to current energy-environment-development nexus questions, such as 100% renewable energy models, drivers of climate  change, sustainable energy planning and tools, RE technologies and applications, and transdisciplinary analysis of the causes and consequences of renewable energy projects. It also aims to enhance partners’ capacities in internationalisation of studies and research, scientific publishing and collaboration, and institutional support for project management.

Most of the partner universities in the Mekong region have collaborated with FFRC for several years; Royal University of Phnom Penh, Institute of Technology of Cambodia , National University of Laos and Yangon Technological University. Our new partner in Myanmar is University of Yangon. European experts to provide training in the project together with FFRC are Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Europe University of Flensburg in Germany, and Tampere University of Technology in Finland. The first trainings will take place in February-March this year.