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17 Mar 2021 - 18 Mar 2021
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia
6th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum
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Open until 18 March 2021

Micro-Grid Academy

Applications for the next Micro-Grid Academy session are now open. The week-long training course organised by RES4Africa Foundation and supported by Enel Foundation will be held from 16 to 20 March 2020 in Lusaka, Zambia, and will focus on business models and technologies of decentralised renewable energy systems for productive uses. The training is happening along the sidelines of the 6th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum.

The training curriculum provides participants with a comprehensive set of skills necessary to successfully design, develop, manage and operate decentralised renewable energy projects, through interactive training modules led by experts in the renewable energy value chain. The participants will have the chance of acquiring first-hand practical know-how on decentralised energy systems for productive uses, business models and project management skills.

An individual certificate will be released upon completion of this session.

Applications will close on 23 February 2020. Please note that participants will be selected and contacted after the application deadline.

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Micro-Grid Academy team writing to info@microgridacademy.org.



Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia

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Participants 150
Meetings 31


Austria 4
Bangladesh 2
Belgium 17
Burkina Faso 1
Cape Verde 1
China 1
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 1
France 8
Gambia 1
Germany 17
Ghana 3
India 4
Indonesia 1
Italy 4
Kenya 16
Lesotho 2
Luxembourg 1
Madagascar 5
Malawi 3
Mozambique 13
Namibia 3
Netherlands 3
Nigeria 8
Portugal 2
South Africa 8
Spain 12
Switzerland 2
Tanzania, United Republic Of 3
Thailand 1
Tunisia 1
Uganda 1
United Kingdom 6
United States 4
Zambia 46
Zimbabwe 5
Total 210


Start-Up 25
SME 41
Industry 20
Government Agency/Programme 23
Development Bank 2
Development Organisation 17
Investor/Finance 16
Consultancy 13
Association 8
NGO 17
Academia/Research 12
Electric Cooperative 2
Other 13
Total 209