The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and its partners are pleased to invite youths from all walks of life to the fourth Bootcamp of the Africa Regional Science, Technology and Innovation Forum. The Bootcamp will focus on emerging technologies and their applications in renewable energy and water solution for Africa. The two fields – energy and water technologies – are selected given that Sustainable Development Goal 6 and Goal 7 are under review in 2023, and their special importance to Africa’s development.
The bootcamp is designed to expose youths to the value chains of different advanced renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, battery and hydrogen. The bootcamp will also enable youths to explore innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities and industrial scale manufacturing and deployment of technological solutions for energy and water in the world. This bootcamp is also intended to enable and engage youths to explore technology, innovations and entrepreneurial opportunities offered by new and emerging technologies to create employment, promote industrial development and improve the overall quality of life.Table of Content
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Participants might be supported by partners abroad as well as professionals in research centres, innovation hubs, universities and institutes as well as government and business leaders. They will be welcome to serve as talent scouts, mentors, coaches and guest lecturers.
The bootcamp is open to all youths up to the age of 30 that may or may not be in colleges and universities across Africa. Those in innovation hubs or in employment are also encouraged to submit their applications.
For more further questions: Mr. Asfaw Yitna at [email protected]
For more details, visit ECA website