LEDS GP launched its pilot Peer Exchange Fellowships Program in July 2016. The program was designed for individuals or teams of LEDS practitioners to embed themselves within leading institutions to share experiences and learn practical skills that will be applied in low emission development strategies (LEDS) and nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that LEDS members are involved in their home countries.
Three members, one each from the Africa, Asia and Latin America and Caribbean LEDS Regional Platforms, were selected to take part in this pilot phase:
Asia Fellow: Ivy Wong Abdullah, Vice President and Head of Environment Pillar, Hasanah Foundation, Malaysia – Ivy was accepted on a Climate Change and Energy Executive Education course at the Harvard Kennedy School, Massachusetts, United States. Read our interview with Ivy.
LAC Fellow: Gustavo Ribeiro, Consultant in Energy and Climate Change, CIOESTE (Inter-municipal Public Consortium of the Western Metropolitan Region of Sao Paulo), Brazil – Gustavo’s fellowship took him to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado, United States, where he learnt about methods and tools related to energy assessments. Read our interview with Gustavo.
Africa Fellow: Abbas AbdulRafiu, Principal Scientific Officer and Head of Pollution Control, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Nigeria – Abbas secured a fellowship with the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Read our interview with Abbas.