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akzente 4/15 7 Tetyana Kashchenko, lecturer at the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. She helped develop the new Master’s degree course in ‘Energy-efficient construction’. How important is the topic of energy efficiency in Ukraine? Very important, because energy prices have been ris- ing for years. One of the most important ways to save energy and thus costs is to insulate older houses and to build new houses according to modern standards. Summer 2016 will see the first graduates of the new Master’s degree. How will they differ from other grad- uates? We helped them to form a new vision of architecture that combines ecology and energy efficiency in a ho- listic approach. How was the specialisation developed? Over the past five years we collaborated intensely with GIZ and during this time refined our goals for architectural education. In many seminars with Ger- man specialists, including engineers and architects, we exchanged experiences and information on meth- ods and materials. DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO IRINA BOKOVA on International Literacy Day 2015. Some 757 million people are still unable to read or write. ‘Literacy is vital to building more just and cohesive societies.’ THREE QUESTIONS FOR SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT Auma Obama is a firm believer in the social power of sport. Through her foundation, Sauti Kuu, the half-sister of US President Obama therefore offers children a vari- ety of activities, including football training. In Kogelo, Kenya, the foundation now has its own pitch. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, GIZ built this facility and provided equipment. It continues to support the foundation in the up- keep of the pitch and materials and in the provi- sion of training for the trainers. Empowering children in Kenya RENEWABLE ENERGY M. Chinnaswa- my Stadium in Bangalore, India, can hold up to 40,000 cricket fans on match days. It is therefore a good place to reach a large number of people and promote renewable energy. With support from the Green Wicket Campaign, founded by Karnataka State, the Karnataka State Cricket Association and GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Eco- nomic Cooperation and Development, the stadium has gone green. A system in- stalled on the roof of the stands collects up to 35 million litres of rainwater per year, which can be used, among other things, to water the playing field. A solar system provides green energy for the changing rooms and other areas. The are- na is the first cricket stadium in the world to be powered by solar energy. The sys- tem saves 600 tonnes of CO2 per year. Surplus energy is fed into the city’s grid, thus enabling the investment to yield a profit within four years. Stadium goes green PHOTO:IMAGO/SVENSIMON,ILLUSTRATION:ELLIOTBEAUMONT akzente 4/157