Entries by ISNAD - Africa

Call for Volunteers: Programme and Communication Associates (Remotely)

The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) is a youth-led non-governmental organisation committed to raising global and multi-stakeholder support for greener and climate-resilient Africa. ISNAD-Africa operates an interdisciplinary network of experienced professionals, researchers and students across the globe who are promoting sustainable energy, environmental sustainability and climate action in Africa. ISNAD-Africa is currently implementing […]

The 6th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference

  The 6th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference, taking place October 8-10, 2018 in San Diego, in the US will present thought leaders from around the world discussing the rapid evolution of microgrids (also known as mini-grids) and the implications for energy developers, electricity consumers  and utilities.  Keynote speakers will include Karl R. Rábago, Executive Director of the […]

Adedoyin Adeleke Joins the 30 UNDER 30 Changemakers in Environmental Education

Image Source: NAAEE Adedoyin Adebodun Adeleke, a Politecnico di Milano PhD student at the UNESCO chair in Energy for Sustainable Development, has been selected as one of the 30 Under 30 Changemakers in Environmental Education by the North American Association for Environmental Education. This is an enormous acknowledgement for 30 young specialists in the field of environmental […]

Over 300 Africans apply for ISNAD-Africa mentorship

The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa), a non-governmental organisation committed to “raising global and multi-stakeholder support for greener and climate-resilient Africa” has received applications from over 300 applicants from 108 universities in 22 African countries for the 2018-2019 Mentoring for Research Programme (MRP) for students in African universities. A statement from Adedoyin Adeleke, […]

Adedoyin Adeleke in the 40 Under 40 Solar List 2018

Adedoyin Adebodun Adeleke, a PhD student from the Politecnico di Milano at the UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development, has been selected by Renewable Energy World magazine to be part of its 40 Under 40 Solar List 2018, out of a total of 250 candidates. The announcement was made at Intersolar North America, the […]

Renewable Energy World Announces Its Inaugural Solar 40 Under 40

San Francisco, Calif. — In an effort to recognize the up and coming rock stars of the solar industry, Renewable Energy World is pleased to announce its first “class” of 40 under 40 changemakers in the solar industry. Renewable Energy World’s Solar 40 Under 40 recognizes these individuals and their unparalleled accomplishments within the solar […]

The “Emerging African Innovation Leaders” Program

The African Innovation Brokers learning activity is part of the Emerging African Innovation Leaders Program and addresses a group of African innovation leaders who are expected to spur the transition to the Next Production Revolution (NPR) in their countries. It is organised in different sessions with different teaching mix. The sessions are distributed along 12 […]

Africa is too rich to be poor – Adedoyin Adeleke at the National Development Cooperation Conference

  Rome was the setting for the National Development Cooperation Conference organised by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AICS, the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development. One of the speakers at the event was Adedoyin Adeleke, who is currently a PhD student at the UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development. Adedoyin is originally […]

UN agency discovers untapped energy sources in Nigeria

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Friday urged the Federal Government to explore renewable energy by utilising the country’s untapped energy sources, estimated at 93,950 Megawatts (MW). The ECA Chief Sub-Regional officer, Data Centre, Mr. Bakary Dosso, made the appeal at the launch of the ECA Country Profile 2016 Report for Nigeria […]

ACP-EU Cooperation Program in Higher Education Enhances Capacity for Sustainable Energy Engineering in East Africa

By Adedoyin Adeleke   The paradox in the African energy sector has been of increasing concern to stakeholders at various levels. Africa is energy-resources rich yet energy poor. Statistics of energy supply and utilization may best describe the conditions of energy access on the continent. Africa represents 16 percent of the world’s population but it […]

Prof. Howard Alper awarded honorary Doctor of Science by the Western University, Canada

The Chair of our Advisory Board, the Distinguished Professor Howard Alper,was recently honoured with an honorary Doctor of Science, honouris causa (D.Sc.) by the Western University, Canada. In his speech at the Convocation ceremony, Professor Howard admonishes young graduates to: 1. Create opportunities rather than waiting opportunities, 2. Be of high integrity in all endeavour […]

SC 69: Excursion to Dessau (German Environment Agency and Bauhaus)

By Adedoyin A. Adeleke (Nigeria)   It’s been learning and exciting time at CIPSEM since our course began. The diverse backgrounds of the 21 participants from 19 countries in the course have provided enriching insights on energy profiles (including their cultures) through the country reports. We have also had introductory lectures on renewable energy and […]

West Africa Regional Workshop — Energy Access to Off-grid Rural Communities

  By Adedoyin Adeleke   Smart Village Initiative (SVI) organized a three-day workshop on Energy Access to Off-grid Communities for Sustainable Development. Despite the increasing efforts towards improved access to modern energy services at the global, regional and national levels, energy poverty remains a major global challenge. Studies show that about 1.1 billion people globally […]