The application period for the next group of EnerTracks Fellows is now open. The fifth EnerTracks Fellowship will take place at Agora Energiewende in Berlin from May 4 to June 12, 2020 and is aimed at experts working in the energy sector for think tanks, non-governmental, non-profit and civil society organisations or in academia in low and middle income countries.
During their six-week stay in Berlin, the fellows will have the opportunity to dive deep into a wide range of energy system transformation topics and to discuss solutions with Agora Energiewende experts on concrete questions concerning their country’s energy transition. The objective is to strengthen their ability to solve complex and dynamic issues to accelerate the varying energy transitions in their respective countries.
Applicants are required to define a specific research question which they would address over the course of the fellowship together with a mentor from within Agora Energiewende. All applications will be considered, however, applicants who meet the following criteria are particularly welcome:
- From a country in northern Africa or from South Africa working on Power-to-X with a focus on Hydrogen
- From China or India working on the decarbonisation of the industrial sector with a focus on cement and steel sector; or on flexibility of power markets; or coal and demand side flexibility
- From Indonesia or Brasil working on Power-to-X with a focus on bio carbon source
- From a country in South East Asia working on renewable energy grid integration
The EnerTracks training programme was developed by Agora Energiewende in cooperation with the Renewables Academy (RENAC) supported by the International Climate Change Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Nukleare Sicherheit). This multi-disciplinary programme aims to deepen and foster international expertise on how to tackle the energy transformation worldwide. EnerTracks offers practical lessons, online courses, academic training, and one-on-one coaching.