November 7, 2023 at 13:00 - November 7, 2023 at 15:00

The Namibian government’s Green Hydrogen and Derivatives Strategy aims to develop a supportive ecosystem for the green hydrogen and Power-to-X (PtX) sectors, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Skills development is hereby key to equip Namibians with the necessary knowledge, expertise, and skills to participate in the PtX industry, ultimately enhancing employability.

The webinar ‘Enhancing employability – Skills needs & gap analysis in Namibia’s PtX sector’ on 7 November 2023 from 13:00-15:00 CET / 14:00-16:00 CAT introduced the same-titled study. Speakers presented methodology, findings and recommendations for a Skills Development Programme. In a Q&A afterwards, participants put their questions and comments to the experts.


  • Opening remarks – Namibia’s pathway towards green industrialisation
    by Jerry Beukes, Programme Manager at GIZ ProTVET
  • Introducing GIZ in Namibia – A collaborative approach
    by Jerry Beukes, Programme Manager at GIZ ProTVET, & Carla Reihle, Technical Advisor at the International PtX Hub
  • Presentation of study outcomes & recommendations for a Skills Development Programme
    by Catalina Avila, Project Director at Renewables Academy – RENAC
  • Q&A with experts
  • Closing remarks
    by Jerry Beukes, Programme Manager at GIZ ProTVET

Watch the recording of the webinar below:

About the study

The study explores the skills requirements in the PtX industry, identifies skills gaps and other education-related barriers in Namibia, and proposes actions to enhance the employability of Namibians.

The study was conducted by the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in collaboration with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) under the umbrella of the International PtX Hub and supported by the GIZ TVET project Namibia.

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