The African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development has provided theoretical and practical skills to 25 women engineers, technicians& operators from Rwanda Energy Group in order to equip them with the required skills to better understand and perform in their current areas of work.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has signed an MoU with the University of Rwanda for collaborative activities in digital development and energy.
The KNUST Engineering Education Project (KEEP), an Africa Centre of Excellence at KNUST, and the African Center of Excellence in the Internet of Things (ACELoT) together with the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) at the University of Rwanda will be the main implementers of the activities captured under the MoU.
These collaborative activities include:
The University of Rwanda in partnership with the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development under its Grid Innovation and Incubation Hub (GIIH) have completed an innovation week.
The innovation week brought together energy innovation experts and stakeholders from Rwanda and the wider East Africa region to gather, analyze, and exchange insights on how institutional and research partnerships on climate-smart energy innovations could accelerate the actualization of Rwanda and EAC's energy policy goals.
On 27th August 2021, the University of Rwanda held its long awaited graduation for the 2019 and 2020 classes. The graduation took place virtually due to the current measures to avoid the spread of COVID 19 Pandemic. The ceremony was presided over by Education Minister Dr Valentine Uwamariya.
32 Master’s students from the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) were among the 8, 908 students who graduated. These 32 students specialized in Electrical Power System, Renewable Energy and Energy Economics.
Katundu Imasiku, a PhD Candidate specializing in Renewable Energy is poised to receive a grant he won to find out how renewable energy can be used to produce food. The grant worth R12-million (about 862 million RWF) over a period of 2 years, is awarded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to a consortium of 16 African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) universities.