SEforALL and Enel Foundation launch cooperation to produce coming generation of energy leaders in Africa
On day five of the major COP26 climate conference, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Enel Foundation launched a new cooperation to produce the coming generation of energy sector leaders in Africa, where energy poverties and access rates are among the world’s loftiest. Under the banner of an expanded Open Africa Power programme, the cooperation targets the training and leadership development of women and youth within the energy sector.
Using two being programmes – Enel Foundation’s Open Africa Power and SEforALL’s Women at the Van – theco-managed Open Africa Power programme will expand to include mentorships and job shadowing in addition to specialized training, and will increase the participation of women.
Open Africa Power, is now in its fourth time, with a cohort of 90 professional trainees from 28 African countries. Conducted in cooperation with top academic institutions in Africa and Italy, the programme provides holistic training to develop the specialized, nonsupervisory and business chops demanded to exhilarate Africa, where there are still nearly 600 million people without access to electricity.
SEforALL’s Women at the Forefront programme supports women in the sustainable energy sector through specialized training and mentorships. SEforALL lately patronized 100 women to complete specialized training on solar design and installation and energy operation handed by Strathmore University’s Energy Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
The launch event at COP26 featured witnesses from outstanding youthful graduates who are fast getting leaders in their fields Carol Ofafa, an Electrical and Electronic Mastermind at the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) andco-founder of ane-mobility incipiency grounded in Kenya,E-Safiri; Olakunle Alao, a PhD experimenter at the University College Dublin and author of a blockchain electricity design finance incipiency; and Sally Musonye, a Design and Construction Mastermind at Kenya Power and author of AshGold Africa Initiative.
To expand the critical work of elevating women and youth in the energy sector, SEforALL and Enel Foundation fete that they can go further together by spanning up openings for youth and women. This approach will also help to stem the brain drain in countries that have the loftiest need for energy experts to make the foundation for a more sustainable and just unborn.
“ This is a critical time for the energy sector, and a moment where we need the gift, invention and enthusiasm of women and youth at the van of the energy transition,” said Damilola Ogunbiyi, the CEO and Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. “ With women and youth the most impacted by energy poverties and the climate extremity, it’s important to produce openings for women and youth to share and lead in the results that will produce a more sustainable and indifferent energy future.”
“ Participating knowledge through education and mentoring is a abecedarian switch to achieve Sustainable Development Thing 7. People- Centered Energy Transition must calculate on a different platoon of talented and motivated experts,” said Carlo Pop, Managing Director of Enel Foundation. “ We’re recognized to join forces with SEforAll as confluence is the name of the game in winning the race to a clean energy future for all.”
SEforALL and Enel Foundation are committed to rolling out further details of their cooperation in the months to come.