Open Africa Power 2020

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Open Africa Power is an education venture initiated by Enel Foundation in 2018 in partnership with top Academic institutions in Italy and Africa, aiming to forge a new generation of African leaders deeply engaged with their country’s clean energy future. The Open Africa Power Program provides high-profile African graduates with a holistic knowhow of the electricity sector, enhancing the technical, regulatory and business skills required to work in the private and public sector towards the electrification of Africa

Criterias

The Open Africa Power selection process is an open, merit-based, competition. The application period opens on 1st October, 2019, and closes on 31st October, 2019. To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 24 and 35 by 13th January, 2020;
  • Be a citizen of an African country;
  • Currently resident in an African country or planning to relocate in Africa within the end of 2020;
  • Be eligible to travel to South Africa and Italy. Depending on your country of residence, your passport must be valid for one to three months AFTER the date of departure from South Africa, in order to be eligible for a visa (e.g. 15th March or 15th May 2020). All candidates are invited to check well in advance the procedure applicable to their specific case;
  • Having graduated from or being a student (having an admission letter is also acceptable) of a PhD, MSc, LLM, MPP or MBA degree. Undergraduate students or people who are not at least enrolled in a master’s degree are not eligible for this program. One of the two degrees (Bachelor or Masters) must be from an African University;
  • Have competences and a demonstrated interest to pursue a career – in private or public sector - in the electricity space at large;
  • Be fully proficient in English.

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