TEA-LP collaborates with Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) in ‘Training of the Trainers’
04 March 2022
Previously we reported that the TEA-LP had begun engaging with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE). ARE have initiated the CORE initiative (Cornerstone of Rural Electrification) with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), SEforAll, UNEP, UNIDO and the International Copper Association. CORE aims to enable resilient, rural and peri-urban communities by ensuring the safety, efficiency, reliability and sustainability of decentralised electrification developments. The initiative is managed by ARE and led by their Director of Policy & Business Development, Jens Jaeger.
Our partner university, the National University of Lesotho, recently participated in a ‘Training of the Trainers’ workshop led by the CORE team, and facilitated by TEA-LP. The workshop provided an opportunity to capacity-build the NUL team with inputs from industry experts, who are directly involved in the work of rural and last-mile electrification projects in Africa. This expertise is fundamental to improving sustainable energy access, which is the core objective of the new MSc programmes TEA-LP has supported.
Going forward, we hope to continue facilitating engagement between our partner universities and industry experts, through engagements with initiatives such as CORE, to further cement the bridge between academia and the ‘real’ field, and to ensure that energy access curricula remain at the cutting-edge of trends and developments locally, regionally and globally.