The proposed training program aims to provide focused short-term training on Power Markets to enhance cross-border electricity trade in South Asia. Conducted in hybrid mode, the program is expected to take place in Australia, leveraging the country’s vast experience in cross-border electricity trade.

The training aims to develop participants’ appreciation of and confidence in options for expanding efficient, secure, affordable, low-emission cross-border electricity trade in South Asia. This will be achieved by learning from the experience of other regions and fostering the network between participants.
This short training will be delivered through a blended learning model (online as well as in the classroom with site visits, guest speakers and engagement with relevant organizations).

The blended learning approach will include three components:

Preliminary learning phase-

During this period, the training partner will set the learning context and expectations by informing participants about the learning outcomes, assessment rules, training topics, guidelines for their stay in Australia, and any preconditions. Participants will also be introduced to the service provider’s team and fellow participants, and they will receive information about Australian culture, expected behaviour, reasonable accommodations, and access to facilities. This virtual phase aims to create a comfortable learning environment and will conclude with the sharing of digital handouts and training materials

Training phase-

The SARIC training’s practical component will span 7-10 days and include classroom learning, experiential activities, expert panel engagements, and site visits for hands-on experience. A networking event will be organised, offering networking opportunities and knowledge exchange with senior officials and private sector representatives from the electricity sector. The phase will conclude with collaborative learning reviews, individual reports, and the SARIC in Workplace (SiW) plan. Participants will evaluate individual activities, the training partner’s performance, and overall effectiveness, with a summary report presented by the training partner

Applied learning and mentoring phase-

The training partner will engage with the SARIC trainees during/after one month of their return from training in Australia by providing mentoring support on their SiW plans. This would include demand driven, short mentoring sessions and conclude with a presentation on progress on their SiW plan with the entire cohort.
This phase will help to relate the concepts learned to the workplace, thus reinforcing the training undertaken.

Through a combination of e-learning, classroom learning, expert panels, site visits, meetings and other interactions with experts, government agencies and private businesses from Australia and other regions, participants will benefit from:

  • Increased awareness of the international experience in achieving a growing, efficient, affordable, and low-emission regional electricity market
  • Skill and knowledge enhancement on management techniques and issues critical to planning, developing, and operating regional electricity markets in a manner that achieves government goals while addressing stakeholder needs and priorities (e.g., planning and investment, IT improvements, the role of private operators and financiers, fostering competition, regulation, performance monitoring)
  • Increased collaboration among participants to work together to apply the knowledge and good practices regarding issues facing South Asia’s electricity sector
  • Relationships and networking that fosters coalitions and a greater willingness within government to explore new ways of working

This is an invite-only training. Please proceed by clicking on the registration button only if you have received an invitation email from the SARIC Team