News Big project launch in Uganda

SESEUS inception event Copyright: ACSET

This month, our project to strengthen the use of solar energy in northern Uganda kicked off with a big inception event. Together with our long-term partner Action for Child Social and Economic Transformation (ACSET), we will actively strengthen the solar sector in the Lango sub-region over the next one and a half years. Firstly, we will equip and train two rural vocational schools to offer a three-month solar course. As the course can be attended without any previous electrical knowledge, it will be accessible to more people. This is especially attractive for women, because there are not yet many female electricians in the region. After the training, the women and young people can then carry out installations, maintenance and repairs of solar systems in the region. In this project, cooperation with the local district administrations is particularly important. Therefore, we will sensitise and train staff from all nine districts of the region on the topic so that they can include it in their respective budget planning. Our goal is to make renewable energies an integral part of local politics, because this is the only way to advance electrification in Lango in the long term. Together with the trained solar technicians, the district administration and local solar companies, we will promote solar energy and renewable energies in the region through dialogue. More information about the project can be found here.

The project builds on our previous ProREU project with ACSET and we look forward to working with ACSET again and contributing to the sustainable development of the Lango sub-region.

The project is funded by Engagement Global with funds from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.