The course will be given at the ITC in Enschede, the Netherlands.


8 March - 9 April 2010

CSTM — Twente Centre for Studies of Technology and Sustainable Development at the University of Twente, together with the International Division of Social & Economic Sciences of the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), have been offering international training workshops on energy and environment since 1983. Since 2005 the focus has been on proposal writing and financing schemes for projects related to energy, environment and climate change which could be submitted under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). For this reason the course has been jointly organised with the UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy,
Climate and Sustainable Development (URC).

The aim of the course is to develop participants’ skills in writing fundable proposals in the field of energy, environment and climate change with particular focus on CDMs. In this way, the participants can contribute to the sustainable development of their countries.

Target Group

People whose function is related to energy, environment and climate change. Participants with different backgrounds will be admitted, such as: entrepreneurs, consultants, project developers, government officers in departments of energy or environment, policy advisors, staff of utility companies and staff of NGOs.


The course includes lectures, assignments, case studies, discussions, demonstrations, and site visits. Every participant has to work on a real life proposal during the course. The whole proposal will be presented and discussed with feedback on possible areas for improvement. A strength of the course is the interactive approach between participants and staff. A social program will also be arranged. The working language of the course is English.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants are required to have a BSc, MSc or equivalent from a recognized University and at least two years of professional experience. For the course a basic understanding of engineering and economics is necessary. The language requirement is IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).

Application deadline

The application deadline for sponsorship is December 1st, 2009. Further information and application details are available on

Please find more information relating to the course here.

Further information and application

Candidates seeking admission to the course can fill out the online application form:

For questions you can contact our course administration:

Ms. Barbera van Dalm
CSTM — Twente Centre for Studies of Technology and Sustainable Development
University of Twente
PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede
the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)53 489 4377
Fax: +31 (0)53 489 4850
E-mail: cstm-courses at

The course is fully sponsored and is intended for the public and private sector on energy, environment and climate change projects.