Monthly Archives

May 2024

33rd edition of RES4Africa Academy’s Technical and Vocational School Marked

By | News

Eighteen young energy professionals from Kenya, Tanzania, and the USA participated in the 33rd edition of the RES4Africa Academy’s Technical and Vocational School (formerly MGA) on Micro-Grid Academy. This training, focusing on Module #4 – Economics and Regulatory Frameworks, was supported by the Enel Foundation and conducted entirely in person in Nairobi, Kenya, from May 27th to 31st, 2024.


The training sessions held at  Strathmore University, in collaboration with Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), provided trainees with in-depth knowledge and a comprehensive overview of Module 4: Economics and Regulatory Frameworks. This module covered a broad range of topics, including procurement and construction, DRE economics, business models and microproject financing, and energy policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks with a focus on Kenya.


On the occasion, four training participants reached significant milestones. They not only completed all four modules of the Micro Grid Academy but also became the first in Africa to be recognized by the esteemed Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). This prestigious program, launched by the National Academy of Engineering (USA) in 2008, honors students for innovative solutions with high social and economic impacts, bridging countries and cultures. The awardees were recognized for acquiring the five GCSP competences: Technical DesignSocialEconomicMulticultural, and Multidisciplinary


This immersive learning experience was made possible through collaboration with key partners, including the Technical and Vocational School network, Strathmore University, AVSI Foundation, and Enel Foundation.


This article was first posted on the RES4 Africa Foundation Website.