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Africa Fellowship for Young Energy Leaders

Raising smart energy leaders to deliver a zero carbon africa

Program Overview

The Africa Energy Fellowship for Young Energy Leaders is an education venture designed to invest into the next generation energy leaders who will deliver a sustainable access to energy and ultimately a zero carbon Africa.

The ambition of the Program is to train recent graduates of Physics, Electricial and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building / Construction Engineering, Physics, Economics, Mathematics, Accounting, Finance and Solar Energy on core aspects of Renewable Energy Technology and opportunities for career advancement in the energy value chain.

The goal is to churn out competent workforce for the renewable energy industry and build entrepreneurs who will advance access to clean energy to 600 Million in Africa without Access and retain young African talent in a crucial sector like renewable energy, of paramount importance to unlock Africa’s sustainable future. The program offers the knowledge of international experts on four groups of renewable energy technologies:

And with a focus on Africa

The Africa Fellowship for Young Energy Leaders (AFYEL) is an education venture initiated by The Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute in Partnership with RETTI Virtual University, government agencies, top Academic institutions and private sector companies.

Learning Modules

Covering Small Scale, Large scale and utility-scale

Solar PV

Learning Modules

Onshore Wind

Learning Modules

Bioenergy

Learning Modules

Hydropower

Learning Modules

Focal Areas

Engineering

focal areas

Economics

Focal Areas

Financing

Focal Areas

Program structure

The six months fellowship will include expert training sessions facilitated across mentioned learning areas. The goal is to pass on knowledge and deep understanding of the areas to enable participants to get empowered and gain clarity to create solutions in the area or serve as competent employee in one of the industries, pursue a higher degree program or become experts in the field. Fellows will be encouraged to come up with tech solutions to identified problems.

THEMATIC AREAS

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    HYDROPOWER Learning Program

    Engineering
    Economics
    Financing

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    WINDPOWER AND TURBINE Learning Program

    Engineering
    Economics
    Financing

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    SOLAR POWER AND PHOTOVOLTAICS Learning Program

    Engineering
    Economics
    Financing

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    BIOENERGY Learning Program

    Engineering
    Economics
    Financing

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    ECONOMICS AND FINANCE of Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy Finance and Management
    Renewable energy Economics

Training Agenda

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    Application Opens

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    Program Onboarding and Orientation

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    Core Academic Engagement

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    Second Session Academic Engagement

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    Capstone Project Design, Reviews and Closing

Reviews from our Fellows Alumni

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I have gained both theoretical and practical knowledge in Renewable Energy systems at the Comfort of my home. The training has opened a lot of educational and job opportunities for me and I am very grateful to AFYEL.

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Samuel Sarfo Jnr

Power Systems Engineer,; COFKANS Company Limited
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I call the AFYEL program a "platform". I gained the opportunity to launch into my career as a renewable energy young leader and engineer through its intensive knowledge incubation. Similarly, being recognized with an Award of Excellence as an outstanding fellow opened me up to great opportunities in very prestigious fellowships and programs. More so, being paired with an exceptional mentor, enormously furnished my entrepreneurial idea into a reality. I have been able to build networks that turned into long-lasting relationships.

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Iboh Shalom Chilaru

Pioneer, Renew Watts Technologies
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The AFYEL program offered me the opportunity to be awarded a full scholarship to take a NABCEP qualification exams from Canadian Solar Institute and eventually led to NABCEP PV Associate certification. Again, through the AFYEL program I got the opportunity to do an extensive research with one of the AFYEL professors which deepened my research capabilities in the energy sector. I have a pool of global networks with like minded and passionate renewable energy enthusiasts and together we drive zero carbon footprint in Africa.

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Benjamin Gomado

Electrical Engineer, Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited.
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Engr Evan Kraemer's classes on Solar Power extensively improved my knowledge of the Solar Industry and I have become a better thought leader in my field.

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Taiwo Idowu

Testing & Quality Control Engineer Arnergy Solar Limited

Reviews from our Fellows Alumni

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I have gained both theoretical and practical knowledge in Renewable Energy systems at the Comfort of my home. The training has opened a lot of educational and job opportunities for me and I am very grateful to AFYEL.

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Samuel Sarfo Jnr

Power Systems Engineer,; COFKANS Company Limited
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I call the AFYEL program a "platform". I gained the opportunity to launch into my career as a renewable energy young leader and engineer through its intensive knowledge incubation. Similarly, being recognized with an Award of Excellence as an outstanding fellow opened me up to great opportunities in very prestigious fellowships and programs. More so, being paired with an exceptional mentor, enormously furnished my entrepreneurial idea into a reality. I have been able to build networks that turned into long-lasting relationships.

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Iboh Shalom Chilaru

Pioneer, Renew Watts Technologies
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The AFYEL program offered me the opportunity to be awarded a full scholarship to take a NABCEP qualification exams from Canadian Solar Institute and eventually led to NABCEP PV Associate certification. Again, through the AFYEL program I got the opportunity to do an extensive research with one of the AFYEL professors which deepened my research capabilities in the energy sector. I have a pool of global networks with like minded and passionate renewable energy enthusiasts and together we drive zero carbon footprint in Africa.

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Benjamin Gomado

Electrical Engineer, Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited.
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Engr Evan Kraemer's classes on Solar Power extensively improved my knowledge of the Solar Industry and I have become a better thought leader in my field.

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Taiwo Idowu

Testing & Quality Control Engineer Arnergy Solar Limited

Capstone Project

Towards the end of the program, from knowledge gained, fellows will work on a capstone project - an idea which identifies a problem and offers a solution relating to the four main types of energy focal points. At the end of their fellowship, the ideas will be reviewed and best ones will receive an excellence award, business mentorship or Internship.

Capstone Project

Towards the end of the program, from knowledge gained, fellows will work on a capstone project - an idea which identifies a problem and offers a solution relating to the four main types of energy focal points. At the end of their fellowship, the ideas will be reviewed and best ones will receive an excellence award, business mentorship or Internship.
Towards the end of the program, from knowledge gained, fellows will work on a capstone project - an idea which identifies a problem and offers a solution relating to the four main types of energy focal points. At the end of their fellowship, the ideas will be reviewed and best ones will receive an excellence award, business mentorship or Internship.

THE TEAM

Program Advisor and Coordinator View Profile

Piero Carlo Dos Reis

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Piero - italobrazilian - is a volunteer expert instructor at RETTI. He also serves as programs advisor for RETTI’s Einstein Africa Energy Fellowship. He was formerly a research Associate at the FSR, working on economics of energy technologies needed towards decarbonisation and other renewable electricity-related topics. Before joining FSR, Piero graduated as a Mechanical engineer from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, with a focus on energy engineering, energy modeling, and policies. During this program, he also did his Master’s Thesis at EPFL Energy Centre and an internship at the energy planning team of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He holds a BSc degree in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
 
Languages: english, portuguese, italian, french, german

Program Administrator View Profile

Chinenye Ajayi

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"Chinenye Ajayi is a versatile corporate commercial lawyer with a decade experience in electricity law, project development/ coordination, capital markets, deal structuring, and project finance. She consults and manages projects relating to electricity law, policies and frameworks for local and international organizations as well as governments.

She is passionate about energy transition and achievement of the SDG7 with particular enthusiasm for renewable energy. This includes education, mentorship and economic empowerment towards promoting affordable energy access and energy security.

Her expertise extends to obtaining licenses, commercial agreements, tax, corporate governance and branding for companies within energy space.

Prior to joining the Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute (RETTI), she was an associate partner at Probitas Partners LLP. She loves to learn, teach and impart knowledge to young persons."

Program Administrator View Profile

Wilfred Okeke

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Piero - italobrazilian - is a volunteer expert instructor at RETTI. He also serves as programs advisor for RETTI’s Einstein Africa Energy Fellowship. He was formerly a research Associate at the FSR, working on economics of energy technologies needed towards decarbonisation and other renewable electricity-related topics. Before joining FSR, Piero graduated as a Mechanical engineer from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, with a focus on energy engineering, energy modeling, and policies. During this program, he also did his Master’s Thesis at EPFL Energy Centre and an internship at the energy planning team of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He holds a BSc degree in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
 
Languages: english, portuguese, italian, french, german

Progam Facilitator View Profile

Benjamin Gomado

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Director Social Marketing and Project Support View Profile

Eugene Ijere

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Director; ICT and Digital CommunicationsView Profile

Emmanuel Arowojolu

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Executive DirectorView Profile

Glory Oguegbu

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Let’s Talk Right Now

Call for inquiries and sponsorship

 

Tel: 07018833484

Email: Admin@afyel.org

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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