Green Skills Training in Rural Areas (G-STAR)

Project Overview

Project Title Green Skills Training in Rural Areas (G-STAR)
Project Number N/A
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2016–December 31, 2018
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Helvetas
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Association of Masters for Energy-efficient Technologies and Construction (AMETiS)
• Public Fund Center for Energy-efficient Construction in Central Asia (CEEBA)
• Unison Group

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Janybek Pakyrov (AVEP), +996 (0) 312 903 707;

Beneficiary Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project aims at facilitating a system change in the way private companies are engaged in skills trainings. Consequently, G-Star has been designed to focus on short-term, EE-specific training carried out through the private sector.

By improving “green” skills of young people, especially returning migrants and unemployed youth, the project intends to improve their employment opportunities/self-employment, increase or consolidate their income, and simultaneously promote sustainable development of the country through application of green technologies. The key element towards this goal is to link the demand from the private sector with the skills offer. The entry point for the project are private-sector companies to ensure the sustainability of the training and to form skilled workers demanded by the labour market.

Project Objectives
  • To work in close cooperation with leading private sector firms, precisely with energy efficient building materials suppliers and private training providers in rural areas.
  • To establish an effective training mechanism that will enable the development of sustainable and market-oriented short-term trainings.
  • To help improve young people and migrants “green” skills and consequenty earn their living from construction jobs and/or increase their income.
Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Construction and Geodesy
Target Groups Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.)
Related Projects



Currently, PF “AVEP” is implementing a pilot phase of the project, which is innovative for HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in Kyrgyzstan. During the implementation of the pilot phase of the project, PF “AVEP” intends to contribute by performing the following tasks:

  • Promotion of the dual training program (theory and practice) in cooperation with the Public Association “AMETIS” and the Public Foundation “CEEBA” on the development of energy-efficient skills (insulation of houses and construction of stoves) in rural areas of Chui oblast.
  • Increasing the capacity of the Public Association “AMETIS”, Public Fund “CEEBA” and 15 construction teams through the organization of trainings for the improvement of the qualifications of participants.
  • Providing financial and technical support for construction teams for effective promotion of their services and increasing order.
  • Organization of information campaigns and promotion of mechanisms for financing EE activities in cooperation with Unison.
Project Results
  • An agreement on cooperation with 3 main partners and signed 3 Memorandums with suppliers of building materials signed.
  • 3 training modules on green skills developed.
  • More than 50 workshops and meetings organized.
  • 14 practical trainings on insulation of houses and building energy efficient stoves organized.
  • 14 houses of socially vulnerable families in rural areas during practical trainings insulated.
  • 18 trainers’ qualifications improved.
  • Equipment for 2 training providers provided.
  • Short-term trainings of 207 young builders successfully completed.
  • Skills of 207 young builders improved.
  • 64% of graduates employed.
  • Graduates received an income of around 2,970,600 KGS from completed orders within 1 year.
  • Graduates insulated 59 houses and built 101 energy-efficient stoves.
  • Over 1,479 homeowners’ in Chui Oblast access to energy efficiency measures and financial mechanisms improved.

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