Exploring the potential of 2nd life batteries in the Africa countries

Exploring the potential of 2nd life batteries in the Africa countries

We kindly invite you to the SESA Online Webinar on ‘Exploring the potential of 2nd life batteries in the Africa countries’ to be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 24th January, 12:00 - 13:30 GMT (15:00 - 16:30 EAT / 13:00 – 14:30 CET).Webinar overview The use of batteries has been gaining traction across the world for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and in other applications. Battery usage aims to reduce the GHG emissions and boost the adoption of clean energy technologies globally. In general, the lifetime of batteries is approximately 10 years, depending upon its application and usage,...

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SESA launches Morocco living lab

SESA launches Morocco living lab

GREEN ENERGY PARK (UM6P, IRESEN), the research, testing, and training platform in renewable energies, launched an urban pilot project dedicated to electric mobility on November 13, 2023, in support of the association for the education of rural girls (A.S.J.F.R) in Marrakech.This initiative stems from a successful collaboration with the startup POGO, within the 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA)' project, funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program and involving several African and European partners. The main objective of this project is to provide energy access...

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SESA Second General Assembly

SESA Second General Assembly

Two years after the beginning of the project, SESA held its second General Assembly on November 6, 2023. The milestone served as an opportunity for partners to highlight the project’s main achievements and coordinate for the successful continuation of the project. On this occasion, a session was dedicated to the external Advisory Board that provided their perspective on the SESA outcomes and shared relevant insights and recommendations on the activities planned by the project partners. The following snapshot features the most relevant hot topics and the results achieved so far that were...

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Smart Energy Solutions for Africa and uYilo e-Mobility Programme commission Alicedale Living Lab

Smart Energy Solutions for Africa and uYilo e-Mobility Programme commission Alicedale Living Lab

Gqeberha, South Africa 1 November 2023 - SESA, Smart Energy Solutions for Africa, the European commission-funded 29-partner strong consortium officially launched the Alicedale Living Lab yesterday with SESA partner uYilo e-Mobility Programme and the South African implementing partner GREEN Solar Academy. The living lab installation is designed and implemented to provide positive benefits to the Alicedale community, with a strong focus on renewable energy and creating entrepreneurship opportunities.The SESA Living Lab installation includes a shipping container converted to serve as a Solar...

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SESA unlocks potential of smart energy solutions at regional event in Ghana

SESA unlocks potential of smart energy solutions at regional event in Ghana

The SESA - Smart Energy Solutions for Africa project, held its second Regional Event and Policy Dialogue in Accra, Ghana from the 9th to the 13th of October 2023. The event, hosted by SESA consortium member the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Econexus Ventures and Nastech Power Solutions offered insights into the successful implementation of SESA sustainable energy solutions in Accra and Kumasi (Ghana), specifically clean cooking solutions and off-grid solar technology, in addition to highlighting the importance of peer-to-peer...

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The results for the 2nd SESA Call for Entrepreneurs 2023 are in!

The results for the 2nd SESA Call for Entrepreneurs 2023 are in!

The results are in, and the SESA Project's Call for Entrepreneurs 2023 has brought forth a wave of innovative and visionary minds ready to tackle Africa's energy access challenges. This year's call sought to empower entrepreneurs hailing from Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Their mission: to pave the way for a more sustainable, energy-secure future across the continent. Each selected enterprise will receive between €50,000 to €100,000 for the design, implementation, and evaluation of submitted replication projects via service agreements. After selection, they will have the...

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EU and Africa together paving the Way for Energy Access: Smart Energy Solutions for Africa – Second Regional Event and Policy Dialogue

EU and Africa together paving the Way for Energy Access: Smart Energy Solutions for Africa – Second Regional Event and Policy Dialogue

Accra, 10 October 2023 – The Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) project, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme from the European Commission, is pleased to announce the Second Regional Event and Policy Dialogue in Accra, Ghana from the 9th to the 13th of October 2023.  The project aimed at providing energy access technologies and business models for sustainable development in Africa. The SESA consortium commitment to engaging with regional authorities, local authorities and citizens takes centre stage in this event, hosted by the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and...

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WEBINAR: Rural Internet Access – Solving the Challenge

WEBINAR: Rural Internet Access – Solving the Challenge

We kindly invite you to the SESA Online Webinar on ‘Rural Internet Access: Solving the Challenge’ to be held online via Zoom on Tuesday 24th October, 15:00 - 16:30 CEST, organised by Basic Internet Foundation.Webinar overview In a world that is becoming increasingly digitally connected, the issue of equitable access  remains a significant barrier, particularly in remote and underserved rural communities.  Through the SESA EU project, the Basic Internet Foundation is committed to addressing this  gap and fostering inclusive digital landscapes. This webinar is an opportunity to explore the...

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SESA Project Regional Event in Ghana

SESA Project Regional Event in Ghana

SESA – Smart Energy Solutions for Africa is a collaborative project between the European Union and nine African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania) that aims at providing access to energy technologies and business models that are easily replicable and generate local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion in Africa. The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme. An integral element of the SESA project is Regional Capacity Building in West Africa, North Africa, East Africa, and South Africa. The capacity...

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WEBINAR: Increasing access to financing for e-mobility deployment – the role of financial institutions, international organisations, local governments and e-mobility innovators

WEBINAR: Increasing access to financing for e-mobility deployment – the role of financial institutions, international organisations, local governments and e-mobility innovators

We kindly invite you to the SESA Online Webinar on ‘Increasing access to financing for e-mobility deployment – the role of financial institutions, international organisations, local governments and e-mobility innovators’ to be held online via Zoom on 30th August 2023 at 11:00 - 12:30 GMT (14:00 - 15:30 EAT / 13:00 – 14:30 CEST), jointly organised by UEMI, UN Habitat, Smart Innovation Norway, ICLEI Europe, F6S and the European funded project SOLUTIONSplus.  Webinar overview E-mobility development is garnering momentum across the world. In Africa, this sector is relatively new but has enormous...

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