ICLEI Africa’s contributions under the SESA project primarily involve the co-ordination and development of a wide range of capacity building activities to ensure the energy technology solutions implemented meet the needs of relevant stakeholders & ensures the project activities are sustained beyond the projects life span.
SESA is a collaborative project between the European Union and nine African countries that aims at providing energy access technologies and business models that are easily replicable and generate local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion in Africa.
Through several local living labs, it is expected to facilitate the co-development of scalable and replicable energy access innovations, to be tested, validated, and later replicated throughout the African continent. These solutions will include decentralised renewables (solar photovoltaics), innovative energy storage systems including the use of second-life electric vehicle batteries, smart microgrids, waste-to-energy systems (biomass to biogas), climate-proofing, resilience and adaptation, and rural internet access.
Capacity Building Plan under development