The Transforming Energy Access – Learning Partnership (TEA-LP) project aims to support the development of multidisciplinary postgraduate academic curricula at African higher education institutions to bridge the skills gap in Africa’s rapidly-growing energy access sector.
TEA-LP invites proposals from African universities to receive financial and technical support for the development of energy access themed curricula, at postgraduate level, with a view to developing graduates with the skills and competencies to help grow the energy access sector.
Selected universities will receive financial and technical support and work with the University of Cape Town to develop their curricula. TEA-LP will run from July 2019 to December 2021, by which time the new curricula should be finalised and accredited (or in the process of receiving full accreditation), and ready to be rolled out for new students. An amount of £600,000 is available to be allocated directly to at least six partner universities, in addition to technical support, workshops, mobility funding and networking opportunities.
Proposals can be submitted for the development of a postgraduate module/ course or a new postgraduate degree programme with a multidisciplinary focus on energy access. We invite responses from departments and faculties at registered public or private African universities with some experience in one or more of the many disciplines relevant to the energy access sector, including (but not limited to):
- Renewable energy
- Policy and governance
- Social science
- Development studies
Note that joint proposals between more than one tertiary institution are also invited, in the case of full degree programmes. Please note that preference will be given to universities based in the following DfID priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
|Central Africa||East Africa||West Africa||Southern Africa|
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
A two-stage competitive selection process will be undertaken: interested universities are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI). Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a full proposal, including a technical and financial proposal.
The documents related to this Request for Proposals include:
- Request for Proposal (RfP) document (PDF)
- For the EoI: EoI Form A1 (.doc) and EoI Form A2 (.doc) (only complete the relevant one)
- For shortlisted applicants:
- Technical Form B1 (.doc) and Technical Form B2 (.doc) (only complete the relevant one)
- and the Financial Proposal template (.xls)
The timeframe for this call is as follows:
|Expression of Interest (EoI)||If you have queries, please email them to email@example.com||Last questions to be received by:19 March 2019Responses to be expected by:22 March2019|
|Submission deadline for A1 or A2||27 March 2019|
|Notification of results||8 April 2019|
|Full proposal (for shortlisted applicants)||Questions relating to full proposal||Last questions to be received by:19 April 2019Responses to be expected by:26 April 2019|
|Submission deadline for Technical Proposal B1 or B2 and Financial Proposal||3 May 2019|
|Notification of results||24 May 2019|