The Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE), and the Ministry of Education, signed a cooperation agreement with the Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE).
The agreement aimed at training technicians and qualifying national competencies in the refrigeration and air conditioning field.
Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak bin Daina, Oil and Environment Minister and Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Education Minister, and Dr. Raida Al Alawi, BSE President, were present.
Bin Daina affirmed that the agreement came within Bahrain’s commitment to protect the environment and the ozone layer in line with its international treaties such as the1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer.
The SCE with the support of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, and in cooperation with the Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) has been working on implementing a plan to phase out substances that deplete the ozone layer through industrial and service sector projects, and training programs, he added.
Bin Daina noted that Bahrain’s progress in training workers in the refrigeration and air conditioning field has achieved the desired environmental goals since 2018, noting the important role of the “Tamkeen” Fund in supporting Bahraini technicians training in these fields.
Jumaa affirmed the Education Ministry’s effort to keep up with the latest industrial sector developments through enhancing partnerships with civil and government institutions.
He added that the ministry will include refrigeration and air conditioning curricula for third-level students of technical and vocational education schools, which will qualify the students to obtain environmental licences and permits that will broaden their job opportunities after graduation.