The 9th edition of the Micro-Grid Academy (MGA) ended on Friday 24th January, 2020. Held in Nairobi, the capacity building training was primarily destinated to African young students, technicians, managers and engineers to promote an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for all by 2030 – SDG#7.
Organized by RES4Africa Foundation with the support of ENEL Foundation, in collaboration with AVSI, St. Kizito VTI, Strathmore University, Kenya Power, promoted by EACREEE and UNEP, the MGA, at its third year of implementation, today has reached over 400 people.
About 60 participants from 5 countries attended the 5 days Theoretical and Practical Capacity Building Training on Microgrids for Community Development – Rural Community needs & Demand Assessment- Renewable Energy Technologies for Decentralized Applications – Basic components of Decentralized Energy Systems. The training included a 2 days on-field practical workshop in Talek Mini Grid focused on Micro-Grid Design and Community assessment on the Productive uses of RE.
In the current year the MGA will foster the creation of a unique vocational training formula composed by a comprehensive training Curriculum – 5 modules formally certificate by relevant Education authorities – together with the construction of a 20-40 kW mini-grid system that will be installed on-site at St. Kizito VTI to ensure a hands on experience to all MGA participants