Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 30 May 2022
Ends 16 Jun 2022
Central European Time
Online -
An ICTP Virtual Meeting

Please submit your application on ICTP portal (on the left "Apply here") within
DEADLINE 1 May 2022
In the application OU Certificate and supporting documents are mandatory

The Joint Summer School on Modelling Tools for Sustainable Development 2022 (#SDSummerSchool) will be held from 30th May to 16th June. Hosted by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), this is a fantastic opportunity to get free training, access to discussion forums, and coaching skills in models and tools for all of your energy planning needs.

There are six tracks listed below, each focusing on different tools. Note that you must complete the Open University course of your one desired track and obtain a certificate as part of your application to the Summer School (see this link to the courses and video instructions on how to enrol on a OU course). The tracks are developed with UNDESA, IAEA, UNDP, IRENA, The World Bank Group, GIZ, the OpTIMUS community of practice, several universities, and the Climate Compatible Growth (#CCG) programme.

The Summer School is split into two parts:
(1) you will be trained to build on the skills you obtained from the Open University course;
(2) you will use your new skills to conduct analyses on country-specific case studies, with assistance being provided from trainers.

Please see programme overview at the bottom of this page.

Besides receiving the certificate of completion from the Open University Course, you will also receive an ICTP certificate on attendance and successful completion of the Summer School (obtained after attending the Summer School).

  • OnSSET/The Global Electrification Platform
  • Energy and Flexibility Modelling: OSeMOSYS & FlexTool
  • Financial Analysis of Power Sector Projects using the FinPlan Model
  • Energy demand assessment and scenarios: MAED and EBS tools
  • Introduction to CLEWs
  • Agent-based energy systems modelling: MUSE
For detailed description of the different tracks, click here.
Prerequisites: The prerequisites to be admitted to the Summer School are provided at the bottom of this page.

Computer & connection requirements: Note that participants will require a computer with stable internet access to participate in the training. It is recommended that participants have at least 8 GB of RAM and a relatively new computer. Nonetheless, specific tracks have additional computer requirements:
- Energy and Flexibility Modelling: OSeMOSYS & FlexTool: Windows 10 computer with Access Database OR Mac OS, 8GB RAM, MS Office.
- Introduction to CLEWs: Windows 10 computer, 8GB RAM.

Troubleshooting Support: Support in completing the OU tracks will be provided during the application period on ZOOM on 23 and 30 of March and on 6, 13 and 27 of April 2022 until the application period closes. If this time does not suit you, please contact General Inquiries and we may be able to allocate a different time to assist you.

Zoom links to troubleshooting sessions by track are published here:

Link to Track



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For selected applicants the Induction Session will be held on the 23rd of May, from 11:00 GMT to 15:00 GMT.

Registration: There is no registration fee. However, competition for space is very high and limited.


Mark Howells (Loughborough University & Imperial College London, UK), Carla Cannone (Imperial College & L'boro University), Naomi Tan (Loughborough University & Imperial College London, UK), Rudolf Yeganyan (Loughborough University & Imperial College London, UK), Riccardo Farneti (ICTP, Italy), Fred Kucharski (ICTP, Italy), Adrian Mark Tompkins (ICTP, Italy), Local Organiser: Adrian Tompkins (ICTP)