SESA launches capacity building programme for Africa

Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) has launched a capacity-building programme that aims to close the knowledge gap on renewable and smart energy solution technologies, which is currently underway in a number of African countries.

The project, coordinated by ICLEI Europe, is currently underway in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania, but the capacity building programme is open to all.

The first course in the programme is now available through the NUA Campus platform. The course covers the production of electricity and energy by solar irradiation, current technological options and key elements to consider when setting up a solar energy installation.

In the coming months, subsequent courses will be added to the programme and will include a range of technologies covered within the scope of the SESA project, including clean cooking, waste to energy, electric mobility, second-life electric vehicle batteries, smart micro-grid and system integration, and rural internet access.

The Capacity Building Programme is one of several capacity building activities within the SESA project, including a peer-to-peer exchange between representatives from the project’s living labs and several European cities.

The objective for participants will be to learn more about smart energy solution technologies and their deployment in Europe as well as an exchange with European cities and businesses on creating cooperation with additional stakeholders, including private sector, public sector, academia and local communities.

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