Enel Open Africa Power Initiative

Last updated: 2 August 2023

In 2018, the Enel Foundation launched an educational partnership, the Open Africa Power initiative, with the support of the Italian government and in partnership with top academic institutions from Italy and Africa. The aim of the initiative is to “empower and retain African talent” in the clean energy sector, to help unlock Africa’s sustainable future. The programme seeks to build in-depth knowledge and local capacity on all aspects of sustainable electricity production and distribution for high-potential PhD, Master’s, and MBA students and alumni as well as a professional networking platform for participants to maximise impact. The programme also includes a focus on geographic and gender diversity, notably with a high percentage of female participants (43% in 2020), thereby contributing to the empowerment of a new generation of African women and leaders engaged in their country’s clean energy future.

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