New report from Mzuzu University on renewable energy training for women

3rd January, 2024

Last year Mzuzu University delivered a 10 day training course on renewable energy for women engineers and technicians, which was implemented by the Test and Training Center for Renewable Energy Technologies, (TCRET), with funding from the Community Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Transitions Project. 

Malawi has low-rate access to clean energy, electricity access and access to clean cooking. Women are servery effected with issues accessing wood for fuel and then being affected by harmful emissions. Despite this, their participation in providing solutions to these challenges is low. The training focused on solar photovoltaic (PV), for female engineers and technicians working in different renewable energy businesses, consultancies, local authorities, and other organizations active in the energy sector. 19 females successfully completed the course and gained the knowledge and ability to plan, build, install, and maintain renewable energy systems.

Download the full report below. 

[Image: : On far Left and far right, Dr Chrispin Gogoda and Dr Mumba, respectively, presenting a certificate of completion to one of the participants]