The Micro-Grid Academy (MGA) is a vocational capacity building project led by RES4Africa Foundation and based in Nairobi, that aims at creating skilled and conscious workforce to deploy decentralized renewable energy solutions within and beyond the East-Africa region, thus enhancing access to energy in rural communities while strengthening local enterprises and job creation.
Correspondingly, this positively impacts on health and education, female empowerment, environmental protection and climate change mitigation, as well as reliable water and food production, as highlighted by the framework of the UN SDGs.
Launched in January 2018, trained so far over 300 students from East Africa, Zambia, Ethiopia and Europe. the MGA goal is to train up to 300 people per year ranging from communities’ technicians to project managers, developers, engineers and academic students.
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 hybrid mini-grid will be installed at St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute thanks to the contribution of RES4Africa members.
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