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Next Engineer programme to drive diversity in engineering

General Electric (GE) has announced their ‘Next Engineers’ programme which will see a $2.5 million investment from the organisation for a global initiative focused on increasing the diversity of young people in engineering.

African youth input on energy & climate change pre-COP26

RES4Africa and AVSI with the support of Enel Green Power, in partnership with UNEP and SEforAll gave African youth the opportunity to make recommendations to high-level institutions and policy makers for future decisions on energy and climate change.  
Wind Turbine Service Training

Young women training to be wind turbine service technicians

Twenty-five-year old Eyethu Mabena is part of a cohort of eight youth being trained as wind turbine service technicians under the stewardship of the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre. 

Commentary: Empowering youth with access to electricity in SA

June is Youth Month in South Africa and this year the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is reflecting on the importance for access to energy for all South Africans. SANEDI Interim CEO, Lethabo Manamela writes on the challenges the youth of today face in accessing electricity and its ripple effects.
Green skills MOU signing

Green skills development to help alleviate continents key challenges

A solar photovoltaic green skills, enterprise development and sustainability research programme will be implemented by UP's Future Africa and Nepoworx after the two signed a MOU in May.

DBSA launches 2nd edition of the its Youth Challenge for South Africans

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has announced the launch of the second edition of the DBSA Youth Challenge, a competition aimed at harnessing innovative solutions from young people in South Africa to help address infrastructure challenges.

Ed’s Note: Young and unemployed in South Africa need motivation

In South Africa in celebration of Youth Day we reflect on the strength of youth in our struggle for democracy, but what of the youth of today?

Youth development should be a priority in determining our energy mix

Statistics SA recently revealed that youth unemployment remains unacceptably high in the first quarter of 2018. While South Africa’s unemployment rate is high for both the youth and adults, the unemployment rate among young...