In rural Sub-Saharan Africa vital sectors of the economy such as health and agriculture face major difficulties partly due to poor access to modern energy services. In turn, underdeveloped facilities such as water resources for drinking water and small-scale irrigation to ensure food security have led to poor living conditions and limited employment opportunities. This is compounded by limited technical expertise and shortage of qualified personnel in the field. The REEP project aims to increase access to modern energy services in the West African sub-region by increasing the number of skilled professionals in the solar and bio-fuel sectors and by enhancing knowledge of key actors in the public and private sectors on renewable energy technology.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, College of Engineering (KNUST-CoE), Ghana (Scientific community)