Mexico Clean Energy Programme

Client: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Duration: 2019-2023

Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Country: Mexico

Solutions: Sustainable Business Environment

The U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) aims to promote energy-driven low-carbon growth, reducing poverty, and generating new market opportunities for symbiotic U.K. partnerships and investments.

DAI is helping the FCDO achieve its vision by implementing the Clean Energy Program in Mexico. This program aims to develop the skills of men and women, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and government institutions to support Mexico’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

The program has chosen EPI (Energía, Participación e Inclusión) as the delivery model, enhancing the skills, capabilities, and resources of the Mexican energy sector by co-creating solutions that innovate and drive inclusive and sustainable growth.

Together with local partners, EPI offers targeted technical training and soft skills development, inter¬national certifications, and best practices exchanges. This helps to build local supply chains, developing skills and expertise to deliver lasting benefits to local people. EPI also promotes gender inclusion through specialized activities that aim to increase women’s participa¬tion in the energy industry.

The original geographic scope included setting hubs in Mexico City, Tabasco, and Jalisco. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and at the request of the BEMC, the program adapted its course offer to online delivery, resulting in having beneficiaries from at least 16 states, expanding its original geographical scope while maintaining close relationships with government institutions of Jalisco and Tabasco.

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Sample Activities

Course portfolio for the Workforce includes:

  • EPI Energía.
  • Solar thermal.
  • Gender awareness and mentorship.
  • Energy efficiency basics and advanced.
  • Solar PV maintenance and decommissioning training
  • Technical English.

Course portfolio for the SMEs includes:

  • Access to finance and procurement.
  • Suppliers’ development and new business opportunities.
  • COVID-19 resilience kit, including financial services, energy efficiency, e-commerce, crisis management, and mental health tools.

Course portfolio for Regulator Institutions includes:

  • Certification on ISO 14001 and 45001.
  • Soft skills development.
  • Capacity building on clean energies.
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