Applications are now open for the 30th Edition of the RES4Africa Academy Technical and Vocational School

June 14, 2023

RES4Africa Foundation, together with its partners Strathmore University, AVSI Foundation, and St. Kizito VTI, and with the support of knowledge partner Enel Foundation, is launching the 30th edition of the RES4Africa Academy Technical and Vocational School  (former MGA). For the first time since the end of the pandemic, the training sessions will be held entirely in person from the 10th to the 14th of July 2023.

This edition will focus on Micro-Grid Academy - Module 1: Decentralized Energy Systems (DRE) and  aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of a wide set of technical topics (i.e.: solar energy radiation, resource characterization for DRE design, mini-grid technological architecture, load profile exercises, community energy needs assessment and impact evaluation, case studies, business and entrepreneurial skills, etc.). The target beneficiaries will comprise 25 participants, among students, technicians, operators, managers, entrepreneurs and other RE professionals from all African States and Kenya and East Africa particularly. Applicants under 30 and women of any age are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The course will be held physically at Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) in Nairobi, Kenya, with possible field visits and additional practical training at other partners' facilities also in Nairobi. Additionally, in-person classes will be complemented by online sessions led by international experts. 

Upon successful completion of the training, a certificate of attendance will be granted to the trainees who have attended at least 70% of the total amount of training hours, and successfully completed the final exam and survey.

To register, applicants are required to fill out the application form, uploading their CV and letter of motivation in pdf format, and sending a notification email to or .

For this course, RES4Africa Foundation, thanks to the support of Enel Foundation, will grant 15 scholarships to early applicants according to their profile, academic and professional background, and motivation. For more information about training fees and the complete application procedure, please refer to the full concept note.

Deadline for applications: July 3rd, 2023 at 1:00 PM EAT.

Concept Note

Application Form 

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