23 New Universities Join the Partnership
TEA-LP received 33 responses to the Request for Proposals issued in October 2022. We selected 23 new universities to join the partnership. They have all signed awards to join the partnership and receive funds to adopt and adapt our new masters’ level courses into their new or existing engineering related masters’ programmes.
Teams from the 23 new universities are meeting up for the first time at a face-to-face workshop in Nairobi, 5-9 June. The workshop will be held at the premises of an existing partner, Strathmore University at Strathmore Business School. The workshop aims to support the uptake of three new courses, as well as to connect the new universities in a Community of Practice for energy access and the achievement of SDG7. Under Work Package 1, TEA-LP has designed three new courses that will be included in the masters’ programmes of our new university partners. The three courses are as follows:
We held a Course Design Workshop in Cape Town in January to ensure the courses are aligned and complementary, and included tools for community engagement.
We gratefully acknowledge:
- the contributors to our virtual stakeholder ‘roundtables’ during 2022 where we initially defined the key learning outcomes for each course;
- the course leads, respectively, Prof Augustine Makokha (Moi University), Prof Moeketsi Mpholo (NUL) and Assoc Prof Ruona Diemuodeke (UniPort);
- the course reviewers for their time, expertise, and thoughtful comments, which helped check the focus of the courses and significantly improved the quality of the final curricula: course #1: Dr Debajit Palit of the NTPC School of Business; course #2: authors of the ESMAP Mini Grids for Half a Billion People: Market Outlook and Handbook for Decision Makers ;course #3: colleagues at Low-Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA) Programme