Mawazo Scholars Participate in Open Africa Power Initiative Training

Mawazo Institute   .  May 22, 2018



Three Mawazo Ph.D. Scholars participated in the inaugural training module of the Open Africa Power (OAP) programme last month. OAP is a collaboration between the Enel Foundation and academic institutions in Africa and Italy, and aims to build the next generation of African leaders who are equipped to drive a clean energy future in their countries. The training module was hosted in Nairobi by Strathmore University and the University of Nairobi. It featured in-depth sessions covering core technology, policy and business aspects of the electricity sector, as well as their interactions with broader societal issues such as sustainable development goals, climate change, and urbanization. The training course is part of a four-month intensive leadership development programme for 34 postgraduates who were competitively selected from across the continent.  Mawazo Scholars Susan Gichuna, Judith Koskey, and Marilyn Ronoh, who have backgrounds in mathematics, environmental studies, and urban studies, were invited to participate in the training module alongside OAP students. In addition to the formal training sessions, the event also gave Mawazo Scholars a chance to interact with peers from different African countries and academic backgrounds. Finally, Mawazo's CEO Dr. Rose M. Mutiso also delivered remarks during the event.