November 5, 2021
Enel Foundation is glad to announce a new partnership with Sustainable Energy for All on our education venture Open Africa Power. The announcement was made at a webinar, “Empowering Women and Youth to Lead the Clean Energy Transition”, held during COP26 in Glasgow at the SDG7 Pavilion.
The event discussed the opportunities available by expanding Open Africa Power to put women and youth at the forefront of the energy transition, and the efforts to close the energy access gaps. The new partnership between SEforALL and Enel Foundation was launched to accelerate the full professional participation of women and youth in the sustainable energy sector, building on the alignment of values of the two organizations and on the aim of SE4ALL to identify, support and champion the next generation of female energy leaders.
Taking place on Youth Day, the event featured remarks from SEforALL and Enel Foundation representatives, and testimonials from alumni from the Open Africa Power and Women at the Forefront programmes.
Open Africa Power was started by Enel Foundation in 2018 in partnership with top academic institutions with the aim of training a new generation of African energy leaders. It is currently in its fourth year, supporting high-profile African students undergoing or having completed Master’s, MBA or PhD studies in African universities.
The African module of the 2021 edition ended in July. Find out more here and read some of our students’ contributions.