Applications are now open for the 31st Edition of the RES4Africa Academy Technical and Vocational School

September 7, 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 31st edition of the RES4Africa Academy Technical and Vocational School. The training sessions will be held entirely in person from the 23rd to the 27th of October 2023.

This edition will focus on Module 2: DRE site selection and engineering of its training on photovoltaic and mini-grid systems and aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of a wide set of technical topics (i.e., site selection in the context of renewable mini-grids, site assessment, inverter-chargers for off-grid systems, battery technologies and their configurations, and more.). The target beneficiaries will comprise 25 participants, among them students, technicians, operators, managers, entrepreneurs and other RE professionals from all African states, particularly Kenya and East Africa. 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) and ST. Kizito VTI 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 more information about training fees and the complete application procedure, please refer to the full concept note.

Deadline for applications: October 1:00 PM EAT.

Concept Note


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