Promoting Energy Efficient Lighting
Education in Nepal and Bhutan
ELNAB is a higher education capacity
building project to support Nepali
and Bhutani Higher Education institutions
to provide education that promotes
sustainable socio-economic development.
The project aims to introduce Energy
Efficient Lighting as a routine element
of Engineering education in Nepal
and Bhutan through pedagogical reinforcement
of teaching staffs, improvement of
courses, and improvement of teaching
infrastracture. The project partner
are universities from Finland, France,
Greece, Nepal and Bhutan.
The project is co-fundeded by the
Erasmus+ Programme of the European
Union. Aalto University, Lighting
Unit is the project Co-ordinator.
The project Duration is October 2016
– October 2018.
ELNAB project introductory brochure
can be downloaded here.
Commeettee (AC) meeting of the project was
held in Athens, Greece on 26th of April
to Monitor the project progress and discuss
on the project activities, outputs, and
A day before the AC meeting, a workshop
was held to discuss and decide on the courses
to be developed in the project. The workshop
also made a draft of the lecture modules
to be developing in upcoming months. AC
meeting and Workshop was followed by Lighting
Lab Workshop for Nepali and Bhutani partners.
raising seminar of the project was organized
in Thimpu, Bhutan on March 10, 2017.The
seminar was organized by Jigme Namgyel Engineering
College (JNEC), Royal University of Bhutan
(RUB). Therty two people representating
educational institutions, lighting industry,
government agencies working in energy sector,
and local media attended the seminar.
The Bhutanese national telvision BBS covered
the event in its main news.
BBS Radio Bhutan also broadcasted a 22
minute program in local language about the
Namgyel Engineering College, Royal University
of Bhutan, will organize Awareness Raising
Seminar in Thimpu (programme),Bhutan
on 10th March 2017. The seminar is aimed
at understanding the policy, perception
and usage of energy efficient lighting system
in Bhutan and to create awareness on the
usage of energy efficient lighting among
the major stakeholders in Bhutan.More
seminar was organized in Nepal on January
6, 2017(programme) with the key representatives
of higher education in efficient lighting
in Nepal as well as with representatives
of companies, government agencies, and organizations
working in lighting and energy field...Continue
off meeting of the project was held in Lalitpur,
Nepal on 5th January 2017. Altogether 14
representatives of the partner institutions
participated the meeting. The main activity
in the meeting were the presentations on
research and education at each institution,
presentation on overview of the project,
briefing on project management and organisation
, briefing on financial management and reporting,
and discussions on the implementation of
the project activities, quality
assurance plan etc.
After the kick-off meeting,
brainstorming session between the partners
was held to design the methodology and instruments
for the Need assessment in Nepal and Bhutan.
Issues discussed were the Identification
of beneficiary groups, drafting of questionnaires,
design of instruments for data collection,
feed-back workshops, and establishment of
time planning for upcoming activities.