Training Programs

CORE is expected to run training programs to foster growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency.


  • Short courses

CORE is expected to run short courses in specific areas in RE&EE to educate professionals and non-professionals on current best practices.


Recently CORE members ran a short course on behalf of the Office of Climate Change and Development: Maintenance of Photovoltaic Systems for Non-Specialist.

Short course participants with the Executive Dean of SNPS-Prof Petsul, Prof Kaluwin, Physics Divisional Leader-Mr Kilepak and Facilitator-Mr Rawali.


  • Workshops

CORE is anticipated to host workshops in collaboration with stakeholders to address specific pressing issues in the energy sector.  In addition, with good public relations, CORE should actively participate in any energy-related workshops hosted by other organisations.


Recently CORE ran the capacity building workshop or the qualitative planning-methodology known as Foresight.

Dr Guillo presenting the Foresight methodology to participants

Prof Driha and Dr Guillo for the University of Alicante, and the participants from CCDA, DPE, IFC, PNG Power, Solar solutions PNG and the University.


Recent workshops that current working-committee members were involved in, since 2014:

  1. Involved in the Proposed National Energy Policy Workshop, 2015 (Workshop 1 & 2)
  2. Involved in the World Bank funded PNG Wind Atlas Workshop, 2014

Prof Kaluwin, Mr Fae from World Bank and Mr Kune a logistics consultant for the project.


  • Involved in OCCD/CCDA Energy Initiatives since 2013

OCCD NDCs Workshop 2015

  1. ADB-funded, Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (Phase 1&2), 2014, 2015
  2. National Electrification Roll-out Plan Workshops 2013-2016

National Electrification Roll-Out Plan (NEROP) Stakeholders Workshop hosted by the Department of Petroleum and Energy; Edwin Atkins from Columbia University explaining model results for 100% electrification for PNG at NEROP stakeholder workshop

  • Undergraduate Options

Under the BSc major in Physics, is a strand specialising in “Environment and Energy”.  Course combinations include Physics, Mathematics, Meteorology, Global Information Systems, Renewable Energy and Climate Change; including broadening courses in Economics, Accounting Management and Law.

Students in the Wind Energy course/subject, installing a 10m-wind monitoring mast at Motupore Island.