The ÅF Group has been commissioned by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to develop and lead a course for international participants interested in the small-scale production of wind power.Stockholm, Sweden – September 3, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Entitled “The Management of Wind Power Development”, the course is aimed at delegates from developing countries, primarily from organizations working actively to promote sustainable energy supplies in rural areas, government authorities, established cooperatives, private entrepreneurs, networks, representatives from municipal and regional authorities and research-oriented institutions. The private sector, including commercial power companies and state-owned energy and development organizations, also forms part of the target group. The main focus of the training program will be small and medium-sized wind farms, taking special account of the prevailing conditions in many developing countries, where there is often a shortage of electricity and insufficient resources for transmitting and distributing energy supplies. The course will run over a period of five weeks in 2003 and will be held in Malmö, Stockholm and Visby. Two more courses are already planned for 2004 and 2005. The ÅF Group is developing this project in collaboration with Sycon International AB and the Gotland College of Higher Education in Sweden.