What is SESA?
Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) 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 energy access technologies and business models that are easily replicable and generate local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion in Africa.
Through several local living labs, it is expected to facilitate the co-development of scalable and replicable energy access innovations, to be tested, validated, and later replicated throughout the African continent.
These solutions will include decentralised renewables (solar photovoltaics), innovative energy storage systems including the use of second-life electric vehicle batteries, waste-to-energy systems, smart micro grids, climate-proofing, resilience and adaptation, and rural internet access.
Running from October 2021 until September 2025, SESA is the result of a strong partnership between leading European and African universities, research centres, industry actors, local governments, knowledge and implementation organisations and networks. These will be strengthened via peer-to-peer exchange, policy dialogues, regional and international events among others.
SESA Demonstration, Validation and Replication Sites
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.
We kindly invite you to the SESA Online Webinar on ‘Rural Internet Access: Solving the Challenge’.
The regional event is being hosted by Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED, Kumasi), which is a Consortium member of the SESA project. The event is also supported by SESA Consortium members: ICLEI Africa, ICLEI Europe, Technical University Berlin (TUB), Smart Innovation Norway, and Urban Electric Mobility Initiative. A brief overview of the agenda is shown below.
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’.
We invite you to the SESA Online Webinar on ‘Enhancing adoption of Waste-to-Energy solutions for Clean Cooking in Africa’ to be held online on 21st June 2023 at 11:00 – 12:30 GMT (14:00 – 15:30 EAT / 13:00 – 14:30 CEsT).
Unlocking New Frontiers: SESA’s European Study Programme Explores Smart Energy Solutions in Three Vibrant Cities
On April 26, 2023, the Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) project hosted an online webinar focused on solar energy.