UGANDA: BGFA seeks consultant for off-grid energy training

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In Uganda, the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is seeking expressions of interest in training professionals in the off-grid energy sector. Interested companies or organizations have until January 27, 2022 to apply.

As part of its activities in Uganda, the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) wants to provide training in the decentralized renewable energy sector. To do so, the fund manager, Nefco, is launching a call for expressions of interest to companies or organizations that can provide courses to develop the technical, commercial and business skills of participants.

The training will be organized in two modules. The first module will be dedicated to solar home systems. The selected company or consortium will provide training in the installation and maintenance of these stand-alone solar systems, as well as business and sales skills. The second module will focus on technical training related to the development of the green mini-grid segment.

“Courses may differ in terms of duration and expertise required, and should be tailored to the needs of each energy service provider or other participating entity,” says the BGFA. With a budget of €600,000 (excluding VAT), the training is expected to last between 18 and 24 months. The initiative is expected to benefit 300 Ugandans. Companies or organizations interested in the training have until January 27, 2022 to apply.

Nefco is offering the training under the BGFA’s third call for proposals (BGFA3). This initiative aims to electrify 3 million Ugandans living mainly in rural areas through 600,000 new connections. The fund manager plans to sign contracts with 11 decentralized renewable energy providers in Uganda during 2022. These companies, selected through a call for projects, will receive funding based on the results of the BGFA.

For more information on the training, click here.

Jean Marie Takouleu

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