May 25, 2023
"Our Africa, Our Future"
The slogan accompanying the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the African Union goes hand-in-hand with Enel Foundation and SEforALL’s Open Africa Power program long-term goal: the creation of a new generation of African leaders deeply engaged with their country’s clean energy future, of paramount importance to unlock the continent’s sustainable growth.
It has been truly heartwarming and inspiring to have all the Top Performers from OAP 2020, 2021 and 2022 finally on Italian soil after the pandemic! Enel Foundation thanks all of them for this wonderful week started in Milan and concluded in Rome; a journey made possible also with the support of all the partners, academic (SDA Bocconi, Politecnico di Milano, Florence School of Regulation) and institutional ones (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NAMA Foundation).
The Open Africa Power program, initiated by Enel Foundation in 2018 and co-developed with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) since 2021, provides high-profile African graduates with a holistic knowhow of the electricity sector, enhancing the technical, regulatory and business skills required to work in the private and public sector towards the electrification of Africa.
The in presence part of the Italian Module of the Open Africa Power program consists of a week-long series of visits to power plants, laboratories and participation to institutional events.
Check out this video which sums up the magic and emotions of that experience. Hope you enjoy it!