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EMDI Hosts International Capacity Building Workshop on Small Hydro Power (SHP)
UNIDO Regional Centre for Small Hydro Power in Africa (UNIDO-RC-SHP), Abuja, Nigeria in close cooperation with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Bank of Industry (BOI) and the Federal Ministry of Power recently organized an international capacity building course titled: Training on Diffusion of Turbine Technology for SHP Development in Africa, from 26th to 30th November 2012 at EMDI Akure. Some of the dignitaries that participated in the opening ceremony included Dr. Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo State Governor), Alhaji Aliu Olanusi (Ondo State Deputy Governor), the representative of the DG NASENI, Dr. A. R. Adetunji, the formal DG NASENI, Prof. O. O. Adewoye, the Acting Head of Service of Ondo State, Mrs Kosemani Kolawole, Commissioners, representatives of UNIDO and BOI. The workshop was organised to build capacity on local production of small Hydro Power (SHP) turbine for rural electrification using the first locally manufactured SHP in Africa by EMDI.
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