Apply for Open Africa Power 2021 For African Students

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The call for applications officially opened from March 4 to April 6, to high-profile African students undergoing or having completed Master’s, MBA, or Ph.D. studies in African universities.

After receiving more than 750 applications last year, Open Africa Power is welcoming candidates who want to acquire holistic know-how of the electricity sector, enhancing their technical, regulatory, and business skills required to work in the private and public sector towards the electrification of Africa

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African Nationals currently living abroad, but wanting to relocate back to Africa, will also be admitted, as one of the program’s aims is to contribute to talent retention in the continent.

The 2021 edition will engage up to 60 African students and alumni in a series of professional development and leadership activities, comprising online and (if possible) residential modules.

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Enel Foundation invites all interested candidates to carefully read the call for applications available at the Enel Foundation website.

Those fulfilling the required criteria can submit their applications via the dedicated online platform using the verification code (OAP21CFA) until April 6, 2021.

After visiting Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa in previous editions, Open Africa Power 2021 will stage its program online, for a smooth and safe experience for all its participants, despite the current global health emergency.

Open Africa Power is an education venture initiated by Enel Foundation in 2018, in partnership with top Academic institutions such as Strathmore University and University of Nairobi in Kenya, University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, University of Cape Town in South Africa, and Italian institutions such as Politecnico di TorinoPolitecnico di MilanoBocconi UniversityFlorence School of Regulation, and Venice International University.

The ambition of the program is to empower and retain African talent in a crucial sector like energy, of paramount importance to unlock Africa’s sustainable future.

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The program offers knowledge on all aspects of sustainable electricity production and distribution to the best and most motivated PhD, Master’s, and MBA students and alumni.

The program also aims to create a networking platform for participants in order to maximize impact.

For more information and application, visit their official website.

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