LEAP Workshops

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Upcoming Workshops

There are currently no public upcoming workshops.

Past Workshops


September 2014, Kigali, Rwanda

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda hosted a workshop on energy planning with LEAP and other contemporary planning approaches, in September/October 2014. The workshop focused on energy planning with LEAP for planners and policymakers from nine countries across East Africa. In addition, colleagues from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) introduced the MESSAGE tool, and discussed the use of their regional SPLAT-E model.



March 2014, Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar Engineer Society (MES) hosted a workshop on an introduction to MECON project and LEAP modelling in March 2014. The goals of this training was to build capacity on how to use LEAP to construct household energy demand in order to improve energy efficiency.

  • 20 participants in attendance from MES, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Yangon University.
  • Sponsored by: MES
  • Trainer: Jirapa Kamsamrong and Pan Piyasil


December 2013, Tirana, Albania

The United Nations Development Programme in Albania hosted a one-week LEAP training workshop, in support of the development of their Third National Communication to the UNFCCC. The training focused on the structure of energy demand, particularly in the transportation sector, for Albania's baseline scenario.

  • Approximately 20 participants attended from various academic and non-governmental organizations in Albania
  • Sponsored by: UNDP Albania
  • Trainer: Taylor Binnington



November 2013, Athens, Greece

The Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) hosted a one-week training activity on climate change policies, including an update on international policy trends, data collection, scenario development and the use of LEAP and multi-criteria climate change policy evaluation.


October 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

An in-house training on "Energy System Modeling by LEAP" was held at the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi. The training aimed to build modeling capacity of researchers at JGSEE and its research networking from government and private sectors.

  • 15 participants in attendance from JGSEE, The Energy Policy and Planning Office (Ministry of Energy), and the Thailand Automotive Institute (Ministry of Industry).
  • Sponsored by: JGSEE
  • Trainer: Jakapong Pongthanaisawan and Jirapa Kamsamrong



June 2013, Bariloche, Argentina

This Spanish-language workshop was designed for energy and environmental professionals, and was open to participants from any country. The workshop was conducted and delivered by members of the Institute for Energy Economics of the Fundacion Bariloche (IDEE/FB).


February, 2013, Mexico City, Mexico

In the second of two workshops in the SEI project to facilitate the revision and update of Mexico's Low Emissions Development Strategy, this week focused on training INECC staff in the SEI-developed emissions baseline for Mexico from 2009 to 2030. Emphasis was placed on modeling methodologies, data sources, possibilities for filling gaps in future iterations of the model and how to maintain and update the work in LEAP.




December, 2012, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Th objective of this 4-day LEAP training was to to apply LEAP as a part of the preparation of the State Energy Climate Plan in Minas Gerais. The training included background information on the LEAP software system as well as hands-on exercises resulting in the ability to apply LEAP in the context of regional climate planning in Brazil.

  • 10 participants in attendance
  • Sponsored by: The Environment Agency of Minas Gerais State
  • Trainer: Victoria Clark




November, 2012, Caracas, Venezuela

This 5-day workshop was conducted for CORPOELEC, a Venezuelan electric utility. This course included theoretical background on mitigation assessments and practical course work on the concepts of energy and environmental planning with a focus on electric sector supply and demand.







October, 2012, Mexico City, Mexico

Workshop one of two in the SEI project to facilitate the revision and update of Mexico's Low Emissions Development Strategy, this 5-day LEAP training was conducted in Mexico city to train staff members at the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) and regional government representatives in the use of LEAP for emissions baseline development.




October, 2012, Marrakech, Morocco:
Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme Technical Workshop

This workshop was attended by the 25 countries currently participating in the LECB programme as well as staff from UNDP, the EU and other organizations. The objectives were to kick start detailed technical work in reference and baseline scenarios as a basis for shaping NAMAs and LEDS; to facilitate an exchange of learning among LECB countries, and to identify follow-up actions, technical assistance needs and training priorities.  As part of the workshop, SEI demonstrated the first cut reference scenarios it developed for 22 LECB countries.  

September, 2012, Accra, Ghana:
UNFCCC/CGE Regional Training Workshop on Mitigation

This was the third of three, five-day regional training workshop on climate change mitigation that is being organized by the UNFCCC CGE.  The third workshop was organized for African countries. Refer to the Antigua and Barbuda workshop below for more information.


July, 2012, Incheon, South Korea

A 5-day LEAP training was incorporated into a one month GHG Mitigation Modeling Training Program in Incheon, Korea. The second annual program, targeting developing countries throughout the world, intended to contribute to GHG mitigation actions in non-Annex I parties through educational training and the exchange of information on environmental policies, experiences, methodologies, and technology. The mitigation class included students from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.



July, 2012, Antigua and Barbuda

This was the second of three, five-day regional training workshop on climate change mitigation that were organized by the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  The workshop was based around the set of training materials on climate change mitigation developed for the UNFCCC by SEI and was open to Governments in the Latin American and Caribbean region undertaking National Communications on Climate Change.The workshop will include intensive lectures on the theory of climate change mitigation as well as a range of hands-on exercises including some exercises that introduce the LEAP modeling system.



June 4-15 2012, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

This, the 11th annual LEAP workshop for Latin America, was organized by Fundacion Bariloche and attended by 35 participants from 14 contries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Sao Tome and Principe, Uruguay and Venezuela.






June 11-15 2012, Putrajaya, Malaysia

This workshop was on the use of LEAP for energy planning with a special focus on electric sector planning.  It was organized  by TNB Integrated Learning Solution (ILSAS) of Malaysia and attended by participants from a variety of Government agencies and national utilities.

  • Participants: 20
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps (SEI)
  • Funder: Government of Malaysia





February 27th - Mar 2nd 2012, Bangkok Thailand

This was the first of three, five-day regional training workshop on climate change mitigation that are being organized in 2012 by the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  The workshop was based around the set of training materials on climate change mitigation developed for the UNFCCC by SEI and was conducted by Dr. Charles Heaps and Chelsea Chandler of SEI.  This workshop was attended by representatives of National Governments from all over Asia and Central Europe who are undertaking National Communications on Climate Change.  58 participants and CGE members attended. The workshop included intensive lectures on the theory of climate change mitigation as well as a range of hands-on exercises including some exercises that introduced the LEAP modeling system. 

  • Participants: 58 participants from various countries in Asia and Central Europe including Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Israel, Iraq, Kyrgystan, Lao, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nauru, Nepal, Palau, Pakistan, Phillipines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen. 
  • Trainers:  Charlie Heaps, Chelsea Chandler
  • Funder: UNFCCC

February, 2012, Kuwait City, Kuwait

This 5-day workshop focused on the use of LEAP for GHG mitigation assessment in the context of Kuwait's First National Communication to the UNFCCC. The class focused on using LEAP for climate scenario analysis and mitigation assessment.







January, 2012, Amman, Jordan

As Jordan embarks on their Third National Communication to the UNFCCC and Iraq starts the process for their First National Communication, this 4-day workshop was developed to focus the mitigation efforts of each team. The workshop included background information on approaches and tools for baseline and mitigation scenario creation and hands-on training in the LEAP software system.

  • 15 participants from Iraq and Jordan in attendance.
  • Trainer: Victoria Clark
  • Funder: UNDP



September, 2011, Vienna, Austria

In September 2011, Dr. Charles Heaps of SEI visited Vienna, Austria to conduct a training workshop for the EU funded PROMITHEAS-4 project, which is developing climate mitigation and adaptation assessments for Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region. The purpose of the workshop was to provide familiarization with SEI's LEAP software for climate mitigation modeling, to train staff in the development of mitigation scenarios, as well as to begin the process of implementing national data sets for each country.



July, 2011, Incheon, South Korea

A 4-day LEAP training was incorporated into a one month GHG Mitigation Modeling Training Program in Incheon, Korea. The program, targeting developing countries throughout the world, intended to contribute to GHG mitigation actions in non-Annex I parties through educational training and the exchange of information on environmental policies, experiences, methodologies, and technology. The program was designed to expand expert networks and build a foundation for international cooperation with developing countries for GHG mitigation.



June, 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina

SEI and Fundacion Bariloche organized the 10th annual Latin American workshop on use of LEAP for Energy Planning. The workshop was attended by 28 participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela and Uruguay. This year, the workshop's normal venue in Bariloche had to be changed at the last minute due to the eruption of the Puyehue volcano in Chile. Thanks to great efforts from the staff of Fundacion Bariloche, a last minute change of venue was organized in Buenos Aires.



June, 2011, Santiago, Chile

SEI worked with the Catholic University of Chile to conduct a short LEAP training workshop followed by a Seminar on Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Planning in Santiago, Chile for participants from various organizations from within Chile. Attendees included staff and students from the Catholic University of Chile, the University of Chile, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America, and the Ministry of Energy of Chile.



June, 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

This three-day workshop aimed to increse the understanding of SNC working group member participents about methodologies for conducting mitigation plans and mitigation assessments. It included lessons on the principles of mitigation, available options within various sectors, and practical applications of LEAP for GHG mitigation assessment.

  • 10 participants in attendance
  • Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sirintornthep Towprayoon
  • Trainer: Nattapong Chayawatto




Spring 2011, ECLAC Workshop Series

The Division of Natural Resources and Infrastructure of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC-UN) organized huge capacity building efforts in conjunction with local partners in support of energy planning in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. The courses covered a variety of topics related to the energy sector and sustainability including applications of the LEAP modeling system. The workshops were funded by the United Nation Development Account Project "Strengthening national capacities to design and implement sustainable energy policies for the production and use of bio-fuels in Latin America and the Caribbean." Trainers included Nicolas di Sbroiavacca, Francisco Lallana , Francisco Figueroa, and Gustavo Nadal. Below is a list of workshops in the series. Click on a specific workshop to see the workshop photo.



February, 2011, Paramaribo, Suriname

This 5-day training workshop was intended to train individuals engaged in the Suriname National Communication process about appropriate methodologies and tools for assessment of energy sector greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation options. The workshop was primarily focused on providing training in the use of LEAP as a tool for greenhouse gas mitigation assessment.

  • 25 participants in attendance from various agencies in Suriname including national energy utilities, the National Bureau of Statistics and various consultants
  • Organized by: AP&G Consultancy
  • Sponsored by: GEF, UNDP
  • Trainers: Nicolas di Sbroiavacca, Charlie Heaps


February, 2011, Pathumthani, Thailand

The objectives of this 3-day workshop were to strengthen Thailand's capacity building related to energy and environmental modeling, analyze specific mitigation options in various sectors and to begin determining appropriate energy and environmental policies.

  • 25 participants in attendance
  • Sponsored by: National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), eXcellent Center for Eco Products (XCEP), and National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand
  • Trainer: Nattapong Chayawatto



January, 2011, Maputo, Mozambique

This 5-day workshop focused on applying LEAP for GHG mitigation assessment in the context of preparing Mozambique's Second National Communication on Climate Change to the UNFCCC. This course included theoretical background on mitigation assessments and practical course work on the concepts of energy and environmental planning.

  • 6 participants in attendance from the national communication team
  • Sponsored by: The Ministry for Co-ordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA)
  • Trainer: Victoria Clark





September 27th, 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

This one-day course presented results of the project “A study of data development and modeling for Thailand Emission Inventory: Mitigation Aspects” and trained TGO staff on LEAP. This project was conducted by the joint graduate school of energy and environment at the King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi.




September 13-16, 2010
Third NCSP Regional Workshop on Using LEAP for GHG Mitigation Assessment. 
Cotonou, Benin

This course provided both theoretical background and practical course work on applying LEAP for GHG mitigation assessment in the context of preparing National Communications on Climate Change to the UNFCCC

  • 26 Participants from 11 countries: Angola, Benin, Chad, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Sudan, Togo and Uganda.
  • Funders: U.N. National Communications Support Programme (NCSP
  • Trainers and Resource Staff:  Sylvain Akindile (Ministry of Environment, Benin), Yamil Bonduki (UNDP), George Manful (UNEP), Charlie Heaps (SEI)  and Ajay Trikam (ERC, Cape Town).

September 2010, Estonian Environmental Research Center
Tallinn, Estonia

Staff from a variety of Government agencies in Esonia were trained in the use of LEAP for Greenhouse Gas mitigation analysis.  LEAP will be used by these agencies to help prepare their National Communications on climate mitigation to the European Commission and to the UNFCCC.  The agencies involved included the Estonian Environmental Research Center, the Estonian Environmental Information Center, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Estonian Climate and Energy Agency, and the Ministry of Agriculture.


Masters Course: Modeling and Scenarios for Energy Planning
2009-2010, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

This course provided both theoretical background and practical course work on the concepts of energy and environmental planning. 

In addition to using LEAP for teaching purposes, for the practical course work several students used LEAP for developing case study scenario analyses at both the regional and national scale.  The case studies developed using LEAP included scenarios of Tasmania, Sicily, South Africa, Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo and Venezuela.

  • Organizers:  Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Professor: Maurizio Gargiulo  
  • Course Assistant: Rocco De Miglio

 


August 2010, Ascuncion, Paraguay
OLADE Executive Development Program in Energy Planning

The Latin American Energy Agency (OLADE) recently organized an Executive Development Program in Energy Planning aimed at energy professionals from the Southern Cone of South America.  The program was organized with local support from the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Paraguay, and the Asuncion National University, and supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The instructors included leading experts on energy and sustainability from Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay. A total of 36 professionals from Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil participated.  The course covered a variety of topics related to energy and sustainability including the applications of the LEAP modeling system.  The program will be repeated in late August for participants from Central America and Mexico in Guatemala City, in cooperation with the Guatemala Ministry of Mines and Energy and the University Galileo.


June 2010, Bariloche Argentina
9th Annual Workshop on Energy Planning and LEAP

 


June 2010, Seoul,  Korea

One day workshop on Using LEAP for GHG Mitigation Assessment in Korea

  • Organized by: The Korean Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Research Center (GGIR)
  • Trainers: : Charlie Heaps
  • 7 staff in attendance from GGIR

This one day workshop was held to follow-up on the The International Conference on Post-Kyoto Climate Change Mitigation Modeling, which was organized in Seoul in June 2010 to provide a forum for climate modeling experts from around the world to discuss greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction analysis. In particular the Conference addressed advancement of GHG reduction analysis modeling in the Post-Kyoto GHG Reduction Regime and facilitated cooperation to improve infrastructure for continued developing country participation in GHG reduction modeling.


June 2010, La Habana, Cuba

Workshop on Using LEAP for GHG Mitigation Assessment in Cuba as preparation for their Second National Communication

  

 


May 2010, Mexico City, Mexico

Workshop on Using LEAP for GHG Mitigation Assessment in Mexico

 

 

 




May 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany

LEAP Workshop

 

 

 




March 2010, Nassau, Bahamas

Workshop on Using LEAP for GHG Mitigation Assessment in the Bahamas as part of National Communications to the UNFCCC

  • Twelve staff from BEST and other governmental organizations participated including the Bahamas Electricity Corporation and the University of the Bahamas.  
  • Organized by: Bahamas Environment Science and Technology Commission (BEST)
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps

 

 

 


January 2010, Jakarta, Indonesia

Advanced Training Course on Integrated Energy Planning and LEAP

  • 21 participants from Indonesia were in attendance. 
  • This training workshop was conducted as a part of the CASINDO collaboration, which aims to establish a self-sustaining and self-developing structure that will enable sound policies for renewable energy and energy efficiency in Indonesia. It is coordinated by the Dutch foundation ECN and the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps

 


August 2009, Maputo, Mozambique

Second Workshop on Using LEAP in Mozambique

  • Eight participants from the Ministry of Energy, the Mozambican Electricity Company, and the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Company were in attendance. 
  • In addition to the training exercises, the participants worked with several versions of the Mozambican LEAP model.
  • Organized by: Ministry of Energy
  • Trainer: Peter Mulder

 

 

 


July 2009, Santiago, Chile

Workshop on Using LEAP for GHG Mitigation Assessment in Chile as part of National Communications to the UNFCCC

  • Twenty four participants from various academic and Governmental organizations in Chile. 
  • Organized by CONAMA (National Comission of Environment of Chile) .
  • Trainers: Nicolas di Sbroiavacca, Gustavo Nadal, Raul Landaveri (Fundacion Bariloche)

 

 


July 2009, Podgorica, Montenegro

Regional Workshop on Using LEAP for GHG Mitigation Assessment as part of National Communications to the UNFCCC

  • Seven participants from Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Lebanon
  • Funder: UNDP
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps (SEI)

 

 

 


June 2009, Quito, Ecuador

Seminar on Application of LEAP to Countries of Latin America the Caribbean as part of the Project "Energy Forecast in Latin America and the Caribbean - Scenery to 2032" 

  • Fourteen participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Republica Dominicana, Uruguay, OLADE and the World Bank.
  • Funder: OLADE and the World Bank
  • Trainer: Anibal Dobrusin

The objective of this workshop was to disseminate
knowledge of the technical outlook on the training of staff
members of ministers and government entities who are
responsible for activities related to strategic planning
and formulation of energy policies.  The seminar is aimed at
using LEAP for merging  energy balances, models from OLADE
and forecast models as a tool for evaluating alternative
energy supply and consumption in the long term.


June 2009, Bariloche, Argentina

8th Annual Workshop on Energy Planning and LEAP

 

 

 


February 2009, Manama, Bahrain

Workshop on GHG Mitigation Assessment using LEAP

  • 25 participants from Bahrain including members of the National Communications team, staff and students from the University of Bahrain, staff of UNDP and various Bahrain Government representatives.
  • Funder: Bahrain General Directorate of Environment
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps (SEI)

 

 




June 2008, Bariloche, Argentina

7th Annual Workshop on Energy Planning and LEAP

 

 

The following is a list of selected LEAP workshops.


May 2008, Bangkok, Thailand

LEAP Training Workshop for the Thailand Energy Planning and Policy Office (EPPO)

  • Organized by the Thailand Joint Graduate School on Energy and Environment (JGSEE)
  • Apx 25 participants from EPPO, EGAT, JGSEE and other Thai organizations.
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps, SEI

February 2008, Baghdad, Iraq

LEAP Training Workshop for Various Government Agencies.

  • Funded by SEI
  • 9 participants
  • Trainer: Robert Gillett

December 2007, Tallinn Estonia

LEAP Training Workshop for staff of SEI-Tallinn.


October 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

LEAP Training Workshop for 3 Government Agencies: EPE, ANP and MME

  • Funder: EPE, Brazil
  • 14 Participants
  • Participant Countries: Brazil
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps ( SEI)

September 2007, Bariloche, Argentina

6th Annual Workshop on Energy Planning and LEAP


July 2007, Bangkok, Thailand

2nd NCSP Workshop on Use of LEAP for GHG Mitigation Assessment.


May 2007, Maputo, Mozambique

LEAP Training Workshop

  • 33 Participants from nine different organizations in Mozambique.
  • Trainers: Flavio Pinheiro (Ecoenergy Brasil), Peter Mulder (Ministerio da Energia and DANIDA)

April 2007, Royal Technical University, Stockholm, Sweden

LEAP Training as part of Energy and Environment Masters Course

  • Funder: KTH
  • 130 Students , 80 local, 50 around the world via Internet-based distance learning.
  • Trainers: Charlie Heaps (SEI), Alaa Kullab (KTH)

February 2007, Pretoria, South Africa

LEAP Training Workshop

  • Funder: COMMEND
  • 24 Participants
  • Participant Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa
  • Trainers: Charlie Heaps (SEI) Ajay Trikam (ERC)

November 2006, Beijing, China

Asian Energy Security Workshop

  • Funders: COMMEND
  • 20 Participants
  • Participant Countries: Australia, Canada, China, DPRK, Japan, Mongolia, ROK, Russia, USA
  • Trainers: David von Hippel, Peter Hayes, Bruce Scott (Nautilus Institute)

 


June 2006, Bariloche, Argentina

5th Annual Workshop on Energy Planning and LEAP

 


April 2006, Cairo, Egypt

1st NCSP Workshop on Use of LEAP for GHG Mitigation Assessment


June 2005, Bariloche, Argentina

4th Annual Workshop on Energy Planning and LEAP

  • Funder: COMMEND
  • Participants: 20
  • Participant Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay
  • Trainers: Nicolas di Sbroiavacca, Gustavo Nadal, Raul Landaveri, Hector Pistonesi (FB)

October 2004, Cape Town, South Africa

LEAP Training workshop
20 students from South Africa and various SADC countries
Funder: COMMEND
Trainers: Charlie Heaps (SEI) and Mark Howells (ERC)


March 2003, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • LEAP Training workshop for staff of the Ministry of Energy and Mines
  • 10 participants from Ministry of Energy in Ethiopia
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps (SEI)

June 2003, Bariloche, Argentina

2nd Annual Workshop on Energy Planning and LEAP


February 2003, Dures, Albania

LEAP Training Workshop for Albanian Ministry of Energy

  • 13 participants from Albanian Ministry of Energy.
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps (SEI)

2000, Bariloche, Argentina

1st Annual Workshop on Energy Planning and LEAP


September 2000, Cape Town, South Africa

First training workshop for LEAP for Windows


1993, Beijing, China

Training on use of LEAP for a UNEP study on air pollution in China

  • Funder: UNEP
  • 12 participants from Chinese EPA
  • Trainer: Charlie Heaps (SEI)