Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Enel Foundation have signed a partnership to train young people and women on clean energy transition at COP26. Both organisations will implement the partnership as part of Enel’s current Open Africa Power program. According to Enel, the Open Africa Power program already supports professional interns in 28 African countries.
The newly expanded program aims to focus on training women on the energy transition. The program will be co-managed by the Enel Foundation and SEforALL and will build the capacity of youth and women through training, mentorships and internships. SEforALL, on the other hand, runs several initiatives aimed at supporting women in the clean energy sector. For example, the organisation recently sponsored 100 women to receive technical training in solar system design and installation and energy management from the Strathmore University Energy Research Center Nairobi, Kenya.
Damilola Ogunbiyi, the Executive Director of Sustainable Energy for All, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) for Sustainable Energy for All and the Co-Chair of UN-Energy, notes the importance of providing youths and women with more opportunities as they are the dem”graphics most impacted by energy deficit and climate change. “it is important to create opportunities for women and youth to participate and take the lead in solutions that will create a more sustainable and equitable energy future,” she adds.