The South-South cooperation effort was a starting point for introducing propane air conditioners into the two countries.
The five-day tour encouraged international cooperation and knowledge sharing between government and industry representatives from various Article 5 countries.
Funded, in part by GIZ Uganda, the program involved 89 students, technicians and trainers, learning brazing, leak detection and vacuuming for propane systems.
As part of the ROCA project, four donated training benches will prepare technicians to handle applications using propane refrigerant.
Since 2019, the program has saved 303,219 metric tons of carbon emissions.
An all-female team of refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians installed a split unit in the office of Minister of Climate Resilience Environment and Renewable Energy.
The split AC units will be used to train hundreds of students, lecturers and HVAC&R technicians on the safe handling and installation of natural refrigerants.
The OzonAction Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Innovation Awards went to one project in Ecuador and two In Brazil.
The GIZ Proklima class also addressed the challenges women face in the Kenyan HVAC&R industry.