ESMES in Lebanon organized the Second National Energy Hub and engaged in a discussion on the technical challenges in the energy sector!
As an approach to develop knowledge and operational capacities of Energy and Education institutions, to plan, implement and evaluate energy rehabilitations that are sustainable; the National Energy Hub was planned to set up in each participating country of ESMES project to provide a room for knowledge, exchange and cooperation among stakeholders and decision makers to develop cross-border case studies, strategies, and guidelines for sustainable energy rehabilitations in schools.
On April 28th, 2023, The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC), ESMES partner in Lebanon; had hosted the Second National Energy Hub at the Mövenpick Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. The aim of the meeting was the sharing of knowledge and discussion about the major obstacles in terms of energy efficiency faced by the country and the energy regulations in Lebanon.
The hub provided a chance to showcase the ESMES-implemented activities for renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as initiatives for capacity building and awareness raising in public schools.
The schools principals were given a chance to share the challenges faced in the past few years especially in the energy sector, highlighting the positive impact of the implemented ESMES activities.
A panel discussion between different stakeholders in the energy field, knowledge, knowhow and lessons learned while implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency (REEE) measures, were shared.
The energy hub provided an opportunity to emphasize the importance of ongoing capacity building, particularly for the youth, and to make plans to coordinate efforts in capacity building initiatives.