ISEES has provided training for 112 unemployed youth in renewable energy entrepreneurship as part of efforts to build capacity of youth in Ghana for increased energy access to rural and peri-urban populations. The youth was taken through technical and business management, marketing, financial management and entrepreneurship skills in the selling and promotion of solar and clean cookstoves to households and small enterprises in Ghana.
The training formed part of efforts to build capacity and develop a host of sales entrepreneurs for promoting renewable energy in Ghana. ISEES will also link the trained youth to major distributors to provide them with trade finance to secure solar lanterns, solar home systems, clean cookstoves and LED bulbs to distribute in local communities where they are involved. Some will also be recruited under ISEES Technology Deployment and Marketing Unit (TDMU) as sales agents to increased access.
The trained youth were drawn from different districts and were participating in a set of training workshops at the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture, KITA under the Rural Enterprises Project (REP) at Domeabra in Kumasi. ISEES was given opportunity to take the participants through a one day renewable energy entrepreneurial training and to give the youth opportunity to promote renewable energy in their districts and communities.
ISEES has a special partnership with KITA to promote renewable energy and agricultural development in Ghana and to build capacity of youth in energy and agriculture entrepreneurship development in Ghana.