CTH Kicks Off The Wisions Capacity Building Program for New Energy Practitioners in Nigeria.

Clean Technology Hub
3 min readFeb 19, 2024
  • Ifeoma Malo and Desmond Dogara Bardeson

Clean Technology Hub is excited to share the commencement of the WISIONS Capacity Building of a New Generation of Energy Practitioners: People-Centered and Holistic Approaches to Off-Grid Electrification in Nigeria. This is a Six-week online training program organised by Clean Technology Hub and Wuppertal Institute, under the WISIONS of sustainability initiative.

The first session was an introductory take on the Evolution and Trends in the Nigerian Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) Sector, led by Mr Adekoyejo Kuye, a renewable energy expert and consultant. He gave an insightful overview of the history, current status, and future prospects of the DRE sector in Nigeria, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for energy access, climate action, and sustainable development.

Some of the key takeaways from the session were:

  • Nigeria has a huge potential for renewable energy, especially solar, wind, hydro, and biomass, which can complement the existing grid and off-grid systems.
  • The DRE sector has grown significantly in the past decade, driven by policy reforms, private sector investments, donor interventions, and community initiatives.
  • The DRE sector faces several barriers, such as lack of adequate financing, infrastructure, skills, awareness, and regulation, which need to be addressed through collaborative and innovative solutions.
  • The DRE sector can contribute to the achievement of Nigeria’s national and international commitments, such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, and the Renewable Energy Roadmap.
  • The DRE sector can also create positive socio-economic impacts, such as job creation, income generation, poverty reduction, gender equality, and improved health and education.

We are looking forward to the next sessions of the training programme, where participants hope to learn more about the technical, financial, and social aspects of DRE projects, as well as network with other energy practitioners and stakeholders. We would like to thank the guest speaker and participants for making this a valuable and enjoyable learning experience.

You can also follow Clean Technology Hub, Wuppertal Institute, and WISIONS of sustainability on LinkedIn for more updates and information on work in the energy sector.

Social Media Handles of Clean Technology Hub, WISIONS & Wuppertal Institute:

LinkedIn:

  • @WISIONS of sustainability
  • @Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH
  • @Clean Tech Hub Nigeria

Facebook:

  • @WISIONS of sustainability
  • @Clean Tech Hub- Energy Innovation Center

Twitter / X:

  • @wisions
  • @Wupperinst
  • @cleantechhubng

Instagram:

  • @wupperinst
  • @cleantechnologyhub

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