Secure, clean, and affordable energy for Africa

Secure, clean, and affordable energy for Africa

Date: 4 June 2024 10-12 CEST Registration: Zoom Webinars   We invite you to a joint webinar featuring Reffect Africa, ENERGICA, SteamBioAfrica, SophiA, and SESA. These 5 Horizon Europe funded projects are collaborating to bring attention to the European-African collaboration towards advancing renewable and sustainable energy solutions across rural Africa. Through this webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about innovative strategies and state-of-the-art technologies being developed by the projects. Engage with the projects through a Q&A session, share insights, and...

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SESA incubator program is looking for regional mentors in Africa!

SESA incubator program is looking for regional mentors in Africa!

Target countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania  8 SMEs will be financially supported under European Union (EU) funded SESA project. The 8 start-ups will focus on: Solar irrigation Clean cookstoves Solar cooling solutions Waste-to-energy solutions Second life batteries Productive use of energy solutions It is a plus if mentors have experience in these focus areas. Mentoring duration: Between June 2024 to December 2024 and to be defined based on the number of sessions which will be agreed between selected mentors and the SMEs. The selected mentors will collaborate with...

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SESA Regional Event in Kigali, Rwanda: A Convergence of Innovation and Collaboration

SESA Regional Event in Kigali, Rwanda: A Convergence of Innovation and Collaboration

Against the backdrop of Rwanda's commitment to sustainable energy solutions, the Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) Third Regional Event took place at the vibrant city of Kigali. Hosted by the esteemed University of Rwanda (UR), in collaboration with partners including ICLEI Africa, ICLEI Europe, Technical University Berlin, Smart Innovation Norway, F6S innovation, and Siemens Foundation the event was a highlight on how transformative energy initiatives can ignite innovation in the African context.  Day 1: Business Modelling Workshop The inaugural day of the SESA Regional Event in...

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Smart Energy Solutions for Africa Third Regional Event and Policy Dialogue in Kigali, Rwanda

Smart Energy Solutions for Africa Third Regional Event and Policy Dialogue in Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali, 22 April 2024 – The Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) project, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme from the European Commission, is thrilled to announce the Third Regional Event, Invest & Procure Summit, and Policy Dialogue in Kigali, Rwanda, from the 22nd to the 26th of April 2024. The project aims to provide energy access technologies and business models for sustainable development in Africa. The SESA consortium's commitment to engaging with regional authorities, local authorities, and citizens takes centre stage in this event, hosted by the University of Rwanda (UR), a...

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Smart Innovation Norway (SIN) kicked off the 2nd SESA Accelerator Program for ten SMEs selected under SESA’s 2nd Call for Entrepreneurs 2023

Smart Innovation Norway (SIN) kicked off the 2nd SESA Accelerator Program for ten SMEs selected under SESA’s 2nd Call for Entrepreneurs 2023

Following the SESA project’s 2nd SESA Call for Entrepreneurs 2023, ten ventures have been selected to join the SESA Accelerator Program organised by Smart Innovation Norway (SIN). The companies include: SimuSolar, Tanzania SLS Energy, Rwanda ECOGREEN, Rwanda Havenhill Synergy Ltd., Nigeria POWERSTOVE, Nigeria  Ohengo Investments, Namibia DRITOVEN Engineering, Namibia Cool Lions, Cote D'Ivoire Germark Holdings, Tanzania DeOlivette, Nigeria The 6-week programme will run from 8th March 2024 to 11th April 2024 and will focus on replication potentials, growth strategies and scaling. The...

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Women Powering Change: Leading the transformation in Smart Energy Solutions for Africa

Women Powering Change: Leading the transformation in Smart Energy Solutions for Africa

In the dynamic landscape of energy research and engineering, the pivotal role of women is increasingly gaining recognition. Across Europe and Africa, female researchers and engineers are making significant contributions to the development and implementation of smart energy solutions. Their participation not only brings diversity to the field but also enhances innovation and inclusivity in addressing the energy challenges faced by these regions. "Sometimes people may think that because you´re a woman you´re not able to manage a big scientific project. Don´t let that happen to you. We, as...

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SESA provides training on clean cooking technology to female students and graduate engineers at Rwanda Replication Action

SESA provides training on clean cooking technology to female students and graduate engineers at Rwanda Replication Action

19 female students and graduate engineers were trained on clean cooking technology by Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) at the Rwanda Replication Action. The training was offered by lecturers on energy at the University of Rwanda, partners in the SESA project and technicians from EcoGreen Solution Ltd. The training for women in clean cooking technology was a transformative experience that occurred on two separate occasions. The first session, held on the 20th and 21st February, brought together a group of 10 women. Following the success of the initial training, a second session took...

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Harnessing the potential of Smart Microgrid Systems in African countries

Harnessing the potential of Smart Microgrid Systems in African countries

We kindly invite you to the SESA Online Webinar on ‘Smart microgrid systems in African countries’ to be held online via Zoom on 14th March 2024 at 12:00 - 13:30 GMT (15:00 - 16:30 EAT / 13:00 – 14:30 CET), jointly organized by the Stockholm Environment Institute, ICLEI Europe and F6S.Webinar overview: The energy poverty gap in sub-Saharan Africa affects approximately 597 million people, mainly rural households that are too remote from the main grid and are too costly to electrify by extending the main grid, thus posing a major challenge to the socio-economic development of these communities....

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Eight SMEs Selected as Winners of the SESA Call for Entrepreneurs 2023

Eight SMEs Selected as Winners of the SESA Call for Entrepreneurs 2023

The Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) consortium is delighted to announce the winners of the 2nd SESA Call for Entrepreneurs 2023. After a rigorous selection process led by SESA partner Siemens Stiftung, eight local Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from Cote D’Ivoire, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania have been chosen to drive forward access to sustainable energy solutions across Africa.Meet the selected entrepreneurs: Cool Lions Energies from Abidjan, Côte d‘Ivoire Dritoven Engineering CC from Windhoek, Namibia Ohengo Investments CC from Windhoek, Namibia Havenhill...

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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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