Promotion of Capacity and Energy Education Development in the Caribbean Region (PROCEED)

The PROCEED project targets these above mentioned challenges by improving academic capacity in energy issues through the “Training of Trainers” approach in the partner higher education institutions (HEIs). The main focus of the energy education will be on energy efficiency and energy access. More specifically, these themes are approached through energy systems modeling, renewable energy technologies, system level efficiencies, energy prices, bottom up and top down information in good and sustainable energy governance, multilevel climate governance and ‘marginalized’ information about energy use. The project will also engage in institutional and administrative capacity building including management planning and curricula development.

In order to improve institutional capacity development and to upgrade academic quality, the planned activities include: training for the education and administrative staff of partner HEIs, interactive workshops, work for energy models and future scenario development and training in survey methods. Besides improved academic quality in energy access and efficiency education and improved management practices, expected results for the PROCEED project include increased mobility for students and staff and improved study programs that are required by the national and regional labor markets.

The PROCEED is funded during the years 2013-2017 by the European Union and Implemented by the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Secretariat, the programme supports cooperative projects between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the ACP Group of States, the EU Member States and other eligible countries. 

Project Partners:

  • University of Turku, Finland Futures Research Centre (Project coordinator)
  • Tampere University of Technology, Department of Automation Science and
    Engineering, Finland
  • University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Department of Economics, Jamaica
  • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Department of Economics,
  • University of Oriente Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Santiago, Cuba
  • University of Technology, School of Engineering, Jamaica

Project kick-off meeting, December 2013.




 Project Staff:


Jyrki Luukkanen, Project Leader
Mika Korkeakoski
Visa Tuominen
Timo Nurmi
Noora Stenholm
Faith Mavengere 

Finland Futures Research Centre


Sustainable Development Futures​ (SDF) Research Group conducts energy and climate research and designs and implements capacity-building in the developing regions of the world.