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Way Forward Phase for the Renewable Energy Programme 4

Last week the participants of the Renewable Energy Programme 4 completed the programme with a three-day Semi-Digital Way Forward Phase. The Country Teams met up in a venue within their own country and connected online with LIFE Academy staff and mentors. The Way Forward included presentations, workshops and an Energy Conference.

Team Kenya at their venue during the Way Forward Phase.

The Way Forward Phase Included

Presentations and Workshops:

  • Presentation: Evaluation and Theory of Change by Christina Ehneström and My Järnefelt from VETA Advisor
  • Presentation: Energy Justice Framework by Sarah Odera from Strathmore University
  • Workshop: Open Space – Discussions in mixed groups (topics chosen by participants)
  • Workshop in Country Teams: Reflections on lessons learned during the work with the Change Projects
  • Workshop: Way Forward
  • Presentations: Shared Learnings from REP Alumni
  • Closing Session

Energy Conference with Change Project Presentations:

The participants presented the results of their Change Projects in an Energy Conference with over 90 participants lead by Kristina Landfors, LIFE Mentor. The Energy Conference was divided in the three different sections. Change Projects and external presenters from each section are listed below:

Section 1

  • Change Project Presentation: Consumer Sensitization of Quality Low-Cost Solar Photovoltaic Products in Rural Communities of Zambia, Zambia Country Team, REP 4
  • Change Project Presentation: Enhancing Street Lighting Guideline in Rwanda, Rwanda Country Team, REP 4
  • Presentation: Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Market Control by Peter Bennich, Swedish Energy Agency

Section 2

  • Change Project Presentation: Framework for the Scale-up of E-mobility in Kenya, Kenya Country Team, REP 4
  • Change Project Presentation: Business Case for Solar PV Usage in Commercial Centres, Tanzania Country Team, REP 4
  • Presentation: Interaction of Solar Cells, Storage and Charging of Electric Vehicles by Magnus Nilsson, Managing Director at Glava Energy Center

Section 3

  • Alumni Change Project Presentation: Electricity Cooking for Adoption of Renewable Energy in Uganda by Peter Mwesiga, UMEME (from Uganda Team REP 3)
  • Change Project Presentation: Framework for the Adoption of EPCs Through Enhanced Financing Initiatives, Uganda Country Team, REP 4

A part from a presentation and a final report, each Country Team have also written an abstract summarising their Change Project. You can take part of all of the Change Project Abstracts, here.

Digital group photo of participants during the Way Forward Phase.

”We cannot conclude this without saying thank you on behalf of the REP 4 participants. So let me take this opportunity on behalf of REP 4 to say a very big thank you for this programme. It has been very helpful for us, insightful, we really learned a lot and it is going to help us in our personal life’s and also in organisations and entire country and the region.”

Beatrice Musyoka, Team Kenya REP 4

LIFE Academy would like to congratulate all of the participants of REP 4 for completing the programme and for their great achievements. We wish all of them good luck in continuing their sustainability journey in the renewable energy field.

Group photo of programme participants with helmets and reflective vests.
Participants, mentors and LIFE Staff at Hydropower site visit at Kafue Gorge, from when the group first met in Zambia.