NIDO and NISE to partner for skill development program

National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institution of Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE) signed an agreement with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to initiate a skill development programme for different levels of beneficiaries in solar thermal energy sector.

Key Highlights of Agreement

NISE and UNIDO will engage national and international experts to bring best practices by developing specialized training material.

This agreement is part of ongoing MNRE-GEF-UNIDO project (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy – Global Environment Friendly – United Nations Industrial Development Organization) which is jointly implemented by UNIDO.

It is to support capacity building and skill development of technical manpower in Concentrated Solar-Thermal Energy Technologies (CST) which are being used to replace conventional fossil fuels such as diesel, coal, furnace oil etc. and save costs and emissions in industrial process heat applications.


It is United Nations’ specialized agency headquartered in Vienna, Austria.

It was established on 17 November 1966.

Its Parent organization is United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

It is a member of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

It promotes industrial development for reducing poverty, inclusive globalization as well as environmental sustainability.

Members States: 170. These members regularly discuss and decide UNIDO’s guiding principles and policies in sessions of Policymaking Organs.

UNIDO Mission: is described in Lima Declaration (2013) adopted at 15th session of UNIDO General Conference. It is to promote and accelerate Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) in Member States.

Mandate: UNIDO’s mandate is completely recognized in SDG-9 (Sustainable Development Goal): Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.




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