- In this article, we will cover the following points:
- Open Energy Labs in Kigali, Rwanda
- Achieving SDG 7
The 2022 SEforALL Forum is the landmark global gathering bringing people together to take stock of progress, showcase success and identify solutions to achieve faster, broader gains towards sustainable energy for all. It serves as a platform to broker new partnerships, spur investment, address challenges and drive action towards realizing SDG7 and a global clean energy transition.
In the effort to accelerate progress towards the delivery of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) to end energy poverty and advance a just energy transition in every corner of the world, Open Energy Labs (OEL) is happy to announce that they’re a session partner for the 2022 SEforALL Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.
The session will focus on building up people skills for innovation, and having the technical skills for designing, and building SHS to accelerate energy access. Join OEL in Kigali on 17-19 May 2022! OEL is welcoming you to come and visit their stand to have a demo to show you in person some of the main features of their mobile learning platform and integrated hardware, or even just to have a chat. In case you cannot make it physically, the next best option is to click on this link to reserve your spot for one of the most anticipated industry events of the year!
“By developing truly integrated energy plans that take a holistic approach and encompass both on and off-grid energy solutions, countries can provide energy access to underserved populations at lower costs. Grid expansion is predominantly employed as the approach for providing electricity access, but off-grid technologies are a more economically viable alternative for remote areas where the grid might be hard or too expensive to reach. In these cases, off-grid renewable energy solutions, including mini-grids and stand-alone solar systems, offer a least-cost approach to electrification.” Damilola Ogunbiyi CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) says.
In this case, developing countries need investment and technical support to achieve SDG 7. For this reason, OEL is teaching students how to build and maintain a renewable energy supply. OEL aims at universal access to electricity through education, by giving students hands-on experience of building a renewable electricity supply, able to provide reliable power for lighting and mobile-phone charging.
Despite investment remaining limited, OEL is seeing the immediate benefits stand-alone solar systems bring across the SDGs, by offering a least-cost approach to electrification. What needs to happen to ensure these technologies play their full part in tackling energy poverty is to empower and inspire people and communities to innovate towards affordable, reliable and sustainable energy systems, and by teaching students through a “learn by making” approach, providing them with the skills and knowledge to develop universal access to electricity.
Join OEL in this live webinar, alongside other exhibitors and partners from around the world for the Sustainable Energy for All Forum, which will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 17 to 19 May 2022. Topics will include:
- Improving your technical skills
- Building a cutting edge solar home system
- Developing new innovations in the solar space
Register now to watch live, or anytime on-demand from the comfort of your home-office. Sessions will highlight efforts to make accelerated strides towards the delivery of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) to end energy poverty and advance a just energy transition in every corner of the world.
All the information about speakers, sessions and timing can be found here.
Author: Oluoch Were