Energy access in higher education receives boost as 23 universities gather in Nairobi for TEA-LP’s Course Delivery Workshop

June 2023

Nairobi, Kenya – June 2023

TEA LP has scaled up its partnerships with African universities and, more recently universities in the Indo-Pacific region to deliver expertly designed energy access master’s courses. The TEA-LP welcomed 23 new universities who gathered for the Course Delivery Workshop in Nairobi, alongside 4 of the existing university cohort. All participants share a commitment to nurturing graduates from African and Indo-Pacific higher education institutions, empowering them to make meaningful contributions to sustainable energy access in the Global South.

TEA-LP (UCT) Team alongside representatives from 27 partner universities

The Course Delivery Workshop ran from 5-9 June at the Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya, as TEA-LP continues its relationship with its existing phase 1 partner, Strathmore University. The workshop aimed at the 23 new partner universities served as a pivotal platform for sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and enhancing the collective expertise in energy access education. Through engaging discussions and interactive sessions, the workshop aimed to equip the participating universities with the necessary tools and resources to effectively deliver the master’s courses.

Nicole Gregory (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Nairobi) welcomed the TEA-LP to Nairobi.

Building on the notable success of TEA-LP in 2022, which witnessed over 90 post-graduate students from six partner universities enrolling in energy access-focused courses, the recent Course Delivery Workshop expanded the network further bringing the total cohort to 31 partner universities. Led by a team from the University of Cape Town (UCT), the event brought together over 60 participants and included valuable contributions from 4 existing partner universities. These individuals represented key staff members involved in delivering the newly designed courses, alongside course design leads and the TEA-LP project manager.

31 universities within the TEA Learning Partnership (black text showcase universities from Phase 1, and red text showcase new partner universities)

By strengthening these vital partnerships, TEA-LP is poised to increase its impact on energy access education, ensuring a sustainable and inclusive future for all.