The setup of CORE and the MSc and Renewable Energy Management Program at UPNG was initiated and funded by the European Union through the ACP-managed EDULINK-II program known as the “Renewable Energy in Pacific islands: Developing Skills and Capacity” (EPIC) project.  The 3-year (2014-2016) EPIC project is in partnership with University of Alicante as the project managers, the University of Fiji and the South Pacific Commission Secretariat (SPC).

  • EPIC

This three-year project is financed by European Commission through the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) under the EDULINK II programme.

The EU, by launching the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA), desires to foster co-operation with developing countries that are vulnerable to the impact of climate change, especially Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Renewable energy is one of the major measures to reduce greenhouse gas emission and negative impacts induced by climate change.

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  • University of Alicante

The University of Alicante was founded in 1979 and is recognised to be one of Spain’s most modern and innovative universities. The University of Alicante offers a wide variety of prestigious studies, with more than 120 degrees to transform the world. The entire university community works in the building, transfer and diffusion of knowledge, with the goal of making significant contributions to life

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  • ACP Group-EU

It is the largest intergovernmental association of developing countries, with 79 member states from Sub-Saharan Africa (grouped into four regions), the Caribbean and the Pacific. Members work together for the eradication of poverty, sustainable development, and the gradual, sound integration of ACP states into the world economy. All members, save Cuba, are signatories to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, also known as the Cotonou Agreement, which gives the ACP Group a privileged relationship with the European Community, including development cooperation and financing, trade and political dialogue.

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  • University of Fiji and the UoF Centre of Renewable Energy

The University of Fiji was established to provide high quality, affordable higher education to students who had no access to other tertiary institutions. The University’s objectives include providing higher education relevant to Fiji ‘s needs, but within a global framework and to support Fiji ‘s development as a sustainable, peaceful, inclusive and progressive society committed to good governance.

The University is now a recognized provider of higher education in Fiji (Recognition No.8190). The University offers programmes through its Schools at the Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate levels in disciplines such as Accounting, Economics, Management, Computing Science, Information Technology, Mathematics and Language and Literature.

The University also hosts our sister centre, UoF Centre of Renewable Energy

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  • SPC

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. They are an international development organisation owned and governed by 26 country and territory members.

SPC’s targeted areas includes Energy Security and Climate Change. They have run initiatives in past, on-going and in the future to address these issues in the Pacific.

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