Open Africa Power Initiative aims to equip high-profile African graduates with a holistic know-how of the electricity sector, enhancing the technical, regulatory and business skills they need to work in the private and public sector towards the electrification of Africa.
The Initiative is a collaborative project, bringing together Enel Foundation, Strathmore University, the University of Nairobi, the University of Addis Ababa, the Polytechnic University of Turin, the Polytechnic University of Milan, and Bocconi University. In 2018, the initiative will engage up to 20 African students and alumni in a series of professional development and leadership activities, comprising modules in Kenya and Italy.
Africa’s clean energy future is getting momentum as electricity access is accelerating and increasingly coming from renewable sources. However, in 2016, an overwhelming 48% of the African population still lacked access to electricity. Alongside the efforts indicated by IEA to provide electricity for all by 2030, a key element in the race from poverty to prosperity in Africa, is indeed education.
Strathmore Energy Research Centre in partnership with USAID under the Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program, organized a two-day workshop for the technical training institutes (TTIs) on solar PV marketing which was held on the 9th and 10th of November 2017 at the Strathmore Business School.
Without energy there would be no electricity to support the economic, social or political growth of any country. But to make it a real enabler of growth, there needs to be enough of it and it must be clean, affordable and reliable.
Strathmore Energy Research Centre in partnership with AIESEC In Strathmore and Strathmore Environmental Club are pleased to invite you to the Renewable Energy for Industrialization and Job Creation event. The event will be held at the Strathmore Auditorium on Friday, 6th October 2017, from 2 pm to 4 pm.