(February 26, 2018)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized several Certified Energy Manager (CEM) courses in major cities of Pakistan. The trainings and examinations were conducted locally by international trainers from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a renowned energy certifying institute in the USA. The CEM course is part of an ambitious training program under the project "Sustainable Energy Initiative for Industries in Pakistan" implemented by UNIDO in collaboration with Ministry of Climate Change and funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF). The CEM training was attended by 28 professionals, including four women, from different industrial sectors mainly Textiles, Foundry, Paper & Pulp, Food & Diary. The two weeks training was conducted at Bulleh Shah Packaging Ltd in Lahore and at Tata Pakistan Ltd in Karachi.
The training will help to build a national critical mass of energy professionals to better equip the industry for the coming energy challenges. The trainees expressed their full satisfaction on the training course which directly supports the enhancement of national technical capacity in the field of energy efficiency. They shared that the training will definitely help their organizations to implement ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems improving their quality of service and decreasing their utilities cost by adopting global best practices on energy efficiency.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the National Project Manager, Mr. Masroor Ahmed Khan, highlighted UNIDO’s efforts to impart quality training in order to promote the active adoption of energy management systems in the industrial sector. Besides, the international trainer from AEE, Mr. Tareq Obeido expressed his delight on conducting this training in Pakistan and was quick to admit the competence and eagerness to learn by the participants.