Congo eyes youth in new solar energy training programme

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Congo eyes youth in new solar energy training programme

Mac Services BDS has initiated, in collaboration with the Congolese government and international institutions, a program which aims to provide 12,000 young people with skills in the field of solar energy.

 A first phase of the program has already made it possible to train more than 600 young people.

Mac Services BDS, a company specializing in the field of solar energy based in Brazzaville, Congo, in collaboration with the Minister of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation, the Congo Chamber of Commerce, Unesco and the UNDP has launched a program aimed at training 12,000 young people in the field of renewable energy.

The training program intends to equip participants with skills relating to the installation, deinstallation and troubleshooting of solar photovoltaic systems. A first wave of just over 600 young people has just completed a three-week training course.

In addition to optimizing the employability of young people, this program falls within the framework of the “Energy Strategy of Congo 2015-2025”, one of the objectives of which is to cover the energy demand of households and businesses.

Despite the sunshine potential of 12 hours per day, solar energy production in Congo still remains low.

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