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APSEY: 5 Years Running and Nearing 60 Participants

Cairo, 25 July 2018. The Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is delighted to welcome on board seven new interns, as part of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY). Hailing from six different member states, namely, Egypt, Djibouti, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, and Tunisia, the young renewable energy enthusiasts will be spending six months at RCREEE, where they will have the opportunity to learn and develop sustainable energy knowledge as well as gain hand-on experience through working with leading technical experts from the region.

The seven young talents come to RCREEE with strong academic backgrounds in engineering; specializations in alternative energy and green technologies; and significant entrepreneurial experience in a range of related fields. The RCREEE Secretariat looks forward to working with them over the coming months and having them actively contribute to the organization’s many and exciting projects.

First launched in 2013, and held biannually since, APSEY is now in its tenth edition. The call for the second batch for 2018, announced in March, was met with great interest, attracting well over 900 applications in just under a month. As always, the selection process proved difficult given the massive response and the high quality of applications received from RCREEE member states.

To date, around 60 youth from RCREEE member states have successfully completed the internship program. Following their intense six-month internships, program graduates usually go on to occupy prominent and influential positions in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency fields.

APSEY is co-financed by OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). OFID support for APSEY started in 2014 and was extended in September of 2016 for interns from Yemen, Sudan, Palestine, Djibouti, Mauritania and Syria.

About the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an intergovernmental organization with diplomatic status that aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. RCREEE teams with regional governments and global organizations to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies and capacity development in order to increase Arab states’ share of tomorrow’s energy. Having today 17 Arab countries among its members, RCREEE strives to lead renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives and expertise in all Arab states based on five core strategic impact areas: facts and figures, policies, people, institutions, and finance.

For more, please visit RCREEE .

About the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY)

The Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth™ (APSEY) is a regional sustainable energy internship program which targets young professionals and post graduate students of engineering, economy, and law fields from the Arab region.

The program aims to boost technical and operational capacities of the region’s young talents interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency fields. The program recruits 12 interns every year on two rounds for a hands-on experience in the center’s research and analysis, policy briefs, technical assistance, and other related activities. The opportunity covers full travel and accommodation expenses in Cairo in addition to a monthly salary.

For more, please visit APSEY.

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