CENR training and workshop programs focus on the following five core areas:
Since 2007, CENR has sponsored over 15 training programs, forums, and workshops. Highlights of this activity include several policy forums and training in the use of geographic information systems for energy and natural resource management. Other programs include:
Following the expression of interest on the part of several sector institutions (including the Independent Commission on Mines and Minerals), CENR organized a one-day Institutional Workshop on the development of Kosovo’s mining industry. The topics discussed ranged from institutional and legal reform to foreign investment issues. The seminar also included thematic panel sessions on the reorganization of the Trepça Complex and the environmental dimensions of mining regulation. The event was attended by the representatives of all main public institutions with responsibility over mining policy. Representatives of several foreign investors engaged in production and exploration in Kosovo, as well as the Trepça management, participated in the seminar, contributing insightful industry perspectives on Kosovo’s mining and investment regimes. The event offered a unique non-political platform for the transparent discussion of pressing policy issues of concern to policy- and law-makers and the private sector.
Institutional and Legal Reform
Ahmet Tmava, ICMM
Sala Berisha-Shala, Assembly of Kosovo
Foreign Investment and Foreign Aid
Gani Maliqi, Innomatik Exploration Kosovo - English (pdf) | Albanian (pdf)
Emmanuel Mitsou, Sharrcem
Douglas Cruickshank, USAID BEEP - English (pdf) | Albanian (pdf)
The Future of Trepca
Fatos Meça, Privatization Agency for Kosovo
Nazmi Mikullovci, (formerly) Trepça Management
Ferat Shala, Trepça Management
Environment, Capacity Development and Technological Upgrading
Muhamet Aliu, University of Prishtina
Ilir Morina, Environmental Protection Agency
Shyqri Kelmendi, Faculty of Geosciences (University of Prishtina)
Danish Refugee Council & Ministry of Communities and Returns
Agenda - English (pdf) | Albanian (pdf)
BH Bowen - English (pdf) | Albanian (pdf)
A Saraqini (pdf)
J Myers - English (pdf) | Albanian (pdf)
B Dragusha (pdf)
Xh Metolli (pdf)
L Berisha (pdf)
Xh Metolli2 (pdf)
G Zeka (pdf)
D Shabani (pdf)
D Shabani2 (pdf)
Astrit Saraqini2 (pdf)
The goal of this conference is to provide a forum at which university students from South-East Europe will have an opportunity to meet and talk about vital energy issues which will affect the future national economies of the region. Energy topic presentations will be organized into three broad categories:
This conference is being made possible through funds received from the United States Embassy, Prishtina. For more information or to register for this conference, please download the document below or contact Ariana Haxhiu Kadriu at email@example.com or +381 (0) 38 608 608 Ext 146.
Mr. James A. Calderwood, Esq delivered a two-day workshop on energy sector competition law. Mr. Calderwood presented on controlling mergers, market division, horizontal and vertical restraints, energy monopolization, the goals of competition policy.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) and the American University in Kosovo/RIT Center for Energy and Natural Resources hosted the energy sector regulation training to over fifty people. This three day workshop aimed to introduce fundamental principles of economy and energy regulation, the autonomy of regulatory agencies and the importance and the responsibilities of stakeholders in the regulatory process.
The American University in Kosovo-RIT CENR, RWE and American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo collaboratively organized the symposium with the goal of providing RWE with a forum to present actual and future Lignite Power Plants, RWE climate protection business plans and lignite mining in Germany.
Organized in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Development (SDI), the American University in Kosovo-CENR provided a roundtable debate forum focused on the Kosovo C project. Participants included parliamentary members, former ministers, representatives of Kosovo embassies, donor community members, civic society activists, university professors and regional energy experts.
The American University in Kosovo Center for Energy and Natural Resources organized a Friday Forum on "Kosovo C". The guest speaker was Mr. Lorik Haxhiu Ph.D., Project Manager for the Lignite Power Technical Assistance Project (LPTAP) within the Ministry of Energy and Mining. This was an opportunity for the the American University in Kosovo students, the American University in Kosovo faculty and staff members to discuss this important project with a leader of Kosovo.
A public forum was held at the American University in Kosovo to discuss differing views on energy efficiency in Kosovo and the region. Presentations were made by: Mr. Gezim Pula, Ministry of Energy and Mining; Mr. Michael Trainor, USAID; Mr. Avni Sfishta, Gesellschaft Fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ); Mr. Vaso Leno, Energy Efficiency in Albania; Mr. Ekrem Belegu, New Kosovo Energy LLC.
CENR invited Dr. Morelli to the American University in Kosovo to present on the environmental management evolution within the United States and to discuss of Kosovo’s current environmental management plans. Participants included leaders of the Kosovo Electricity Corporation (KEK), Ministry of Energy and Mining (MEM), USAID, and the American University in Kosovo undergraduate students.
The conference hosted and trained over 50 participants from Albanian, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, and the United States. Regional and international speakers discussed topics such as: the benefits and challenges of restructuring; lessons learned from the successes and failures in the U.S.; perspectives from the regulated utility; and restructuring activity happening around South East Europe. The CENR conference was largely successful in its goal of sharing best practices across the region as it relates to energy regulation and the challenges associated with establishing truly independent regulatory frameworks.