SESA launches its Capacity Building Programme first course

Mar 14, 2023

The first course in SESA’s Capacity Building Programme is now available! The online programme, designed to close the knowledge gap around renewable and smart energy solution technologies, aims to help participants understand what alternative technologies exist and how they work.  

Case studies and examples relevant to the African context make up the foundation of the courses, but the programme is open to all participants who want to enter the world of sustainable energy, seek alternatives to traditional energy sources and opt for sustainable development in both urban and rural contexts.  

The Programme’s first course, Solar Energy, is now available through the NUA Campus platform and dives into the basics of electricity and energy produced through solar irradiations, the current technological options available, and key elements to consider when planning and setting up a solar energy installation. Following the course’s eight lessons and informative videos, additional readings, and a webinar to discuss with experts, a quiz will test your understanding of the material. 

Specifics on the lessons within this course include: 

  • Basics of electricity and solar energy 
  • Differences between different equipment 
  • Suitable conditions and key factors to plan a solar installation 
  • Ensuring the best performance of the equipment installed 
  • Possible applications for solar energy 

The course is self-paced, so participants can go through each lesson at a schedule that best fits their needs and upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive a certificate. 

Subsequent courses will be added to the programme over the coming six months and will cover a range of technologies investigated within the scope of the SESA project including clean cooking, waste to energy, electric mobility, second life EV batteries, smart micro-grid and system integration, and rural internet access. 

To learn more, access SESA’s Capacity Building Programme through the NUA Campus here