Commitment to Action

EmPOWERing Africa - Bridging the Energy Poverty Gap

Commitment by

Fuel Freedom Foundation

In 2015, Fuel Freedom Foundation committed to implementing EmPOWERING Africa: Bridging the Energy Poverty Gap, a graduate-level energy knowledge transfer program seeking to address Africa’s endemic energy poverty. Fuel Freedom will provide seed capital and significant knowledge transfer to IESE Business School, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, to create a professorial “Chair in Energy.” Realizing the important gap in knowledge, practice, and infrastructure of managing large-scale energy systems, Fuel Freedom’s program curriculum will equip professionals in emerging markets with the tools needed to understand and improve their own energy landscapes. The program stands out as the first attempt made by a global institution to teach an energy program specifically tailored to the countries whose unique issues it seeks to address. Following its successful implementation in Kenya, the program will expand into two new countries annually through 2020.

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Commitment

EmPOWERing Africa - Bridging the Energy Poverty Gap

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$5,685,000

Region

Africa

Countries

KENYA

Commitment by

Fuel Freedom Foundation