SADC Youth in Energy Webinar Series: #5 Entrepreneurship

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) in partnership with the African Union (AU) Youth Club (AUYC) is hosting a series of webinars for the youth, entitled “SADC Energy Youth Webinar Series”. The aim is to provide the youth with a platform for genuine sector-specific conversations; generate and strengthen awareness on renewable energy and energy efficiency; and exchange innovative ideas amongst themselves and other stakeholders. It will also serve as a networking platform. 


The webinar series will be part of the key interventions to the SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (REEESAP), specifically; Action Plan #8: Promote adoption of RE/EE through information, advocacy and awareness; and Action Plan #9: Consider cross-sectoral and cross-cutting issues when implementing RE/EE projects. In addition, SACREEE’s Business Plan (2019-2023) advocates for a youth empowerment programme which aims to grow the number of youths participating in events, discussions and energy-related businesses.

The webinars will be focused on both Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficient (EE) technologies and related services. In addition, focus on energy access, research & innovation, entrepreneurship, climate change mitigation, productive use of energy and water-energy-food (WEF) nexus will also be prioritized. The webinars shall provide the befitting platform for the youth to engage in stimulating plenary sessions, discussion panels, video presentations, and workshops. The key benefits for the participants will be to make virtual connections; to build national, regional, and international networks; career development; propose solutions to industry challenges; mentorship and linkages to financiers, association & collaboration. The outcomes and recommendations captured from the Webinars will contribute to SACREEE and regional strategic interventions which will lead to policy recommendations and evidence-based solutions.


Our fifth webinar will focus on RE & EE Entrepreneurship in the SADC Region. The webinar will be held on the 20th of October 2021 from 14:30-16:00 Central African Time (CAT) via Zoom


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