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  The European Union on Tuesday launched a 1 9 million scholarship program on sustainable energy for postgraduate students from West African countries and Mauritania Ms Cecile Tassin Pelzer Head of Cooperation European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS at the inauguration of the EU ECOWAS Fellowship Program on Sustainable Energy said the programme which was run in collaboration with ECOWAS was being implemented in the Council According to Tassin Pelzer the EU ECOWAS scholarship program offers scholarships for Master s degrees in the sustainable energy sector at specialized universities in West Africa She said it was part of efforts to ensure people in the region have access to clean sustainable energy Energy He said efforts were underway in West Africa to share the goals and benefits of the transition to green energy During the African European Union Summit earlier this year we launched the Africa Global Gateway investment package It brings 150 billion in investment to Africa to consolidate existing investments and launch new ones Under the new EU 2021 2027 multiannual indicative program for Sub Saharan Africa we are planning to allocate 600 million of grants in the sustainable energy sector in West Africa alone As demonstrated the EU is also available to support the human capital development that accompanies this transition he said According to her this will be achieved by strengthening the capacity of higher education institutions in West Africa in the sustainable energy sector through scholarships This 1 9 million program is implemented by the Council in close collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission Their goal is to facilitate increased access for ECOWAS member states and Mauritania to selected West African institutions that provide high quality curriculum in renewable energy he said Tassin Pelzer said the innovative component of the program was the mentoring scheme to further broaden recipients skills in the sector He also said that the program was important to improve the regional management of the energy sector in West Africa Mr Alex Lambert Country Director British Council Senegal said the EU scholarship was a fully funded Master s program in a range of sustainable energy courses at nine specialist universities in six West African countries Lambert said that nine higher education institutions were selected taking into account the course curriculum infrastructure and the ability to receive foreign students among others He said that higher institutions are recognized for their high quality curriculum in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency He listed the institutions to include Obafemi Awolowov University Nigeria University of Ibadan Nigeria Nsukka University of Nigeria Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana and Ecole Polytechnique de Thies Senegal Others are Universite Cheikh Anta Diop Senegal Institut National Polytechnique Felix Houphouet Boigny Cote D Ivoire Ecole Nationale Superieure d Ingenieurs Universite de Lome Togo and ld University of Cape Verde Cape Verde The opportunity is open to all citizens of ECOWAS and Mauritania who have a bachelor s degree in electrical engineering mechanical engineering energy and environment law economics finance and planning Applicants can apply to any of the nine institutions in any of the six countries and special consideration will be given to female applicants she said Lambert said 75 applicants would be selected with a focus on female applicants Mr Sediko Douka Commissioner for Infrastructure Energy and Digitization ECOWAS Commission praised the EU and the British Council for assisting the region in sustainable energy development Douka said the move would be of great help to the region and called on the implementing partner to be fair to all applicants in the selection process Ms Lucy Pearson Country Director British Council Nigeria and West Africa Cluster said the Council would draw on its experience in managing scholarships and partnerships with higher education institutions in sub Saharan Africa to manage the scholarships We are particularly excited that the overall EU objective for this program complements the long standing work of the British Council to improve human capital development he said edited Source Credit NAN
EU institutes €1.9m sustainable energy scholarship for West Africa

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The European Union on Tuesday launched a €1.9 million scholarship program on sustainable energy for postgraduate students from West African countries and Mauritania.

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Cecile Tassin-Pelzer

Ms Cecile Tassin-Pelzer, Head of Cooperation, European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, at the inauguration of the EU-ECOWAS Fellowship Program on Sustainable Energy, said the programme, which was run in collaboration with ECOWAS , was being implemented in the Council.

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West Africa

According to Tassin-Pelzer, the EU-ECOWAS scholarship program offers scholarships for Master’s degrees in the sustainable energy sector at specialized universities in West Africa. She said it was part of efforts to ensure people in the region have access to clean, sustainable energy. Energy.

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West Africa

He said efforts were underway in West Africa to share the goals and benefits of the transition to green energy.

African-European Union Summit

“During the African-European Union Summit earlier this year, we launched the Africa Global Gateway investment package.

“It brings €150 billion in investment to Africa to consolidate existing investments and launch new ones.

Sub-Saharan Africa

“Under the new EU 2021-2027 multiannual indicative program for Sub-Saharan Africa, we are planning to allocate €600 million of grants in the sustainable energy sector in West Africa alone.

“As demonstrated, the EU is also available to support the human capital development that accompanies this transition,” he said.

West Africa

According to her, this will be achieved by strengthening the capacity of higher education institutions in West Africa in the sustainable energy sector through scholarships.

ECOWAS Commission

“This €1.9 million program is implemented by the Council in close collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission. “Their goal is to facilitate increased access for ECOWAS member states and Mauritania to selected West African institutions that provide high-quality curriculum in renewable energy,” he said.

Tassin-Pelzer said the innovative component of the program was the mentoring scheme to further broaden recipients’ skills in the sector.

West Africa

He also said that the program was important to improve the regional management of the energy sector in West Africa.

Alex Lambert

Mr. Alex Lambert, Country Director, British Council, Senegal, said the EU scholarship was a fully funded Master’s program in a range of sustainable energy courses at nine specialist universities in six West African countries.

Lambert said that nine higher education institutions were selected taking into account the course curriculum, infrastructure and the ability to receive foreign students, among others.

He said that higher institutions are recognized for their high-quality curriculum in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Obafemi Awolowov University

He listed the institutions to include: Obafemi Awolowov University, Nigeria, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Nsukka University of Nigeria, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and Ecole Polytechnique de Thies Senegal.

Universite Cheikh Anta Diop

Others are: Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal, Institut National Polytechnique Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Cote D’Ivoire, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Ingenieurs Universite de Lome, Togo, and ld University of Cape Verde, Cape Verde.

ECOWAS and Mauritania

“The opportunity is open to all citizens of ECOWAS and Mauritania who have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy and environment, law, economics, finance and planning.

“Applicants can apply to any of the nine institutions in any of the six countries and special consideration will be given to female applicants,” she said.

Lambert said 75 applicants would be selected with a focus on female applicants.

Sediko Douka

Mr. Sediko Douka, Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy and Digitization, ECOWAS Commission, praised the EU and the British Council for assisting the region in sustainable energy development.

Douka said the move would be of great help to the region and called on the implementing partner to be fair to all applicants in the selection process.

Lucy Pearson

Ms Lucy Pearson, Country Director, British Council Nigeria and West Africa Cluster said the Council would draw on its experience in managing scholarships and partnerships with higher education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to manage the scholarships.

British Council

“We are particularly excited that the overall EU objective for this program complements the long-standing work of the British Council to improve human capital development,” he said.

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