Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF ICT FOR BUILDING CAPACITIES TOWARDS RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY: A STEP TOWARDS SMART CITIES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE USE
GAGAN PREET KAUR

Last modified: 2015-10-03

Abstract


A smart city uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption. Education with ICT strategies towards efficient use of resources such as energy will guides us on our journey towards the goal of climate change abatement and making cities smarter, since smart people make smart cities. Youth of today are the driving force of tomorrow; through them we can tap future generations, policies and development. The study involves designing a capacity building programme and administering it to the sample, the goal is to measure the enhancement of knowledge; change in perception regarding energy management and energy auditing skills, pre and post intervention. Energy Management was studied in terms of energy related carbon emissions, renewable energy, energy conservation practices, energy efficient appliance and energy audit. The sample constitutes 470 students from schools and colleges of selected Universities in Delhi, India.

The paper will discuss curriculum analysis, which was done to appraise the inclusion of information on energy management in school and college curriculum, followed by pre intervention outcomes with respect to sample’s knowledge, perception and skills. The paper also discusses strategies used in designing and administration of the capacity building programme. The programme comprises of capacity building aids blended with educational technology in an information-sharing mode of instruction. Interactive media such as technology based learning (mobile application, game), simulation exercises, multimedia, lectures and group discussion is being used.

Capacity Building, ICT strategies, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Youth