Summer 2023, a great season for CSG’s international training

The collaboration between Centro Studi Galileo, ATF, AREA and the main international entities (United Nations in the first place) has allowed the development of a considerable number of international training sessions during the last few months, not only in Africa but also in the Balkan region.

In Bologna, among others, two courses were held (in June and July) for as many delegations of Nigerian professionals, including members of the Federal Ministry and of UNDP (United Nations Development Program), thanks to a direct cooperation agreement with the National Ozone Unit of Nigeria. The Train the Trainers courses had the objective of improving the participants’ skills on refrigeration and air conditioning, so that these can then be later on transferred to third parties in order to promote the development of the sector in Nigeria, where the next four training sessions will take place. The trainings, held by CSG’s Expert Trainers Madi Sakandé and Gianfranco Cattabriga, were part of the second edition of an extensive certification scheme project that has started in 2021 always in cooperation with UNDP.

During the month of July and part of a UNEP project taking place in Cape Verde, twenty technicians from different French-speaking African countries (Togo, Niger, Benin, Senegal, Madagascar, Congo, Chad, and Cape Verde) took part in the refreshment training and assessment session on F-Gases, under the guidance of CSG’s Expert Trainers Madi Sakandé and Said El Harch; this was the first course of a series of four that aims to train eighty new professionals from several French-speaking African countries. The second session will take place in the coming months. Among other activities, Centro Studi Galileocontributed to the preparation of the training centre to host the session.

Last but absolutely not least, Centro Studi Galileo delivered a training and certification session on F-Gases in Tirana – Albania (commissioned by the local National Ozone Unit with UNDP’s support), in Italian language, taught by Expert Trainer Gianfranco Cattabriga, with the aim of obtaining the Refrigeration License, which from 2024 will come into force in the country thanks to the ratification of the F-Gas law. Examiner of the course, held at Universiteti Marin Barleti, which will become the site of numerous upcoming CSG courses, was Marco Buoni – CSG’s CEO.


The autumn is going to be equally challenging: the end of summer coincides with the fresh start of a new series oftraining courses, both in Italy and abroad. A brand new collaboration with the Middle East will begin and, in November, the courses with U-3ARC will resume: in fact, thousands of technicians need not only to renew their certifications (as part of the ten-year renewal of the Refrigeration Technicians’ License), but also to increase their skills to cope with the changes taking place.