Insights of Micro-Grid Academy project at Sapienza University of Rome
Energy Systems for Sustainable Development Open Class
On 18 December 2017 the Engineering Faculty of Sapienza University held an open class morning on energy systems for sustainable development. Experts from Sapienza University, the State University of New York and RES4Africa gave their insights on ongoing projects, technologies and sustainable energy systems that are instrumental to the electrification and overall development of certain geographical areas.
RES4Africa presented the Micro-Grid Academy, a joint regional capacity building initiative by RES4Africa, KPLC, Strathmore University, AVSI Foundation, St. Kizito VTI and endorsed by EACREEE, which consists of technical and entrepreneurial courses as well as hands-on training aiming to foster energy access, create clean energy jobs and enhance local ownership of mini-grids in East-Africa. The first training courses will take place from 15th to 25th of January 2018 with 50 participants from East Africa, Europe and USA, taught by international lecturers.
25 students from Sapienza University will participate to the first week of MGA course and some of them will spend about two months in Nairobi to support the implementation of MGA.