SESA Call for Entrepreneurs 2023
Replication and Scale-up call
Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tanzania
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, smart micro grids, waste-to-energy systems (biomass to biogas), 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.
Kenya Living Lab – Interview to Charles Ogalo
What is the purpose of the Kenya Living Lab? And how are SESA actions going to be implemented there? The goal of the Kenyan living lab is to serve as a real-life test bed for...
First SESA Toolbox milestone achieved
In addition to the energy-access solutions being developed and implemented at the living-lab sites themselves, the SESA Toolbox is one of the key outputs of the SESA project. It...
Building sustainable, secure and resilient energy systems at scale through local action
The past 29th June we had the pleasure to host our first session at World Urban Forum Eleventh Session in Katowice (Poland). Building sustainable, secure and resilient energy...
SESA at World Urban Forum 11th Session
Building sustainable, secure and resilient energy systems at scale through local action Global warming brings harmful consequences to communities, and ecosystems around the...
What are the SESA Living Labs?
The SESA project involves a modular living lab demonstration action in Kenya, 4 validation demonstration projects in Morocco, Ghana, Malawi, and South Africa; and 4 replication...
Africities – Key Takeaways
By Stefanie Holzwarth from UN-Habitat The Global Energy Demand Regardless of the source, energy is a major factor for development. It is needed for transport, industrial...