The Micro-Grid Academy (MGA) is a regional capacity building platform based in Nairobi that provides theoretical and practical training on energy access and decentralized renewable energy solutions to young East-African and international technicians, entrepreneurs and engineers. The project aims to enhance access to energy in rural communities fostering local enterprise and job creation, while positively impacting health and education services, female empowerment, climate change mitigation, reliable water and food production and energy security, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The MGA is coordinated by RES4Africa, in partnership with the national Kenyan Utility KPLC, Strathmore University, AVSI Foundation and St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute,  supported by Enel Foundation and endorsed by EACREEE. To support the theoretical lectures with practical learning, a real 30 kW hybrid mini-grid will be installed on-site thanks to the contribution of RES4Africa members.