Building Capacities in Government Agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Kick-off for our latest capacity-building partnership

In collaboration with the Network of Biodigesters for Latin America and the Caribbean (RedBioLAC) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the first phase of this capacity-building program has been launched. The virtual course “Application of biodigestion for the agroecological and bioeconomic transformation of agri-food systems in Ibero-America” held its first session on 7 May and will continue until 14 June.

This course builds on our more than 15 years of experience in facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience among experts in biodigestion in the Latin American and Caribbean region. It will provide a wide range of knowledge on the technology of domestic scale biodigesters and how it can be effectively applied in the different agri-food systems of the region to fulfil its environmental, social and economic potential.

The free course is aimed at technical and government officials involved in policy formulation and implementation on biodigester technology. The 96 participants represent government agencies such as ministries of agriculture, national research institutes, national energy institutes and others, and come from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Argentina.

The aim is to further promote the dissemination of knowledge on anaerobic digestion and biogas among policy makers and to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of this topic for their countries.

We are delighted that this capacity building module has been successfully launched and would like to thank all our partners involved! Read more about the project on our partnership website.

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