Unwinding at ACE & AGEP Joint Capacity Building Training

ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and ASEAN-German Energy Programme (AGEP) team held a capacity building training on 6 March 2020 in Bogor. The training was financially and technically supported by AGEP – a jointly implemented programme by ACE and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of BMZ. This event also marked the fourth joint capacity building between ACE and AGEP.

ACE and AGEP held a separate capacity building training on 4-5 March 2020. The joint capacity building training started with the opening remarks from the ACE’s Executive Director, Dr. Nuki Agya Utama and AGEP’s Team Leader, Mr. Rizky Fauzianto. The opening remarks addressed the current situation in ACE & AGEP, introduced several new faces in the team and as well as the new structure of the organisations. After hearing the remarks from ACE and AGEP, Ms. Silke Irmscher, the facilitator of the training, introduced saveral’s activities to improve the bonds between ACE and AGEP. In the first activity, Ms. Irmscher initiated a game involving all participants to ask one another about their interests and personal life. This activity helped the team to get to know each other better and to know what they like to do outside of their professional life. After the lunch break, Ms Irmscher invited the ACE and AGEP teams to create beautiful paper planes competition. This exercise built the good teamwork between the participants and they expressed their inner aesthetic view into the paper plane.

These activities showed that the bonding exercises through the joint capacity building training is important to see a fresh view from the team. It helped the team members to understand their teammates better, both in professional and also personal life. The participants of the training also shared their values to the team and challenges in handling their jobs, as well as the ideas to have more fun at work. (KF)