The launch of the programme under the theme, ‘Building the capacity of young energy experts to think out of the box for a sustainable energy future’, held at Ghana’s Energy Commission on 30 August, is the first of its kind within Africa.
The future Energy Leaders’ programme is a platform designed to shape and grow young professionals to become the energy leaders of tomorrow by engaging them in national, regional activities and events. Its objectives are to inspire participants to become the next generation of energy leaders capable of solving the world’s most pressing and rapidly changing sustainability challenges.
Rosa Djangba, member of the Council’s global Future Energy Leaders’ programme, commented:
“There is also a generation of young people who want to pursue careers in the energy sector. There is a need for an organisation that will be able to provide advisory services for such individuals. FEL Ghana will go a long way to solve some of these issues. I am very excited about this launch, and the future is bright for Ghana. FEL Ghana will seek to have partnerships with other FELs in member countries to embark on projects that will be mutually beneficial for the Council’s partnering countries.”
Earlier this year, Sheila Elizabeth Bortey-Kharis, an electrical engineer with the Ghana Grid Company Limited working as an operations planning engineer at the nation’s system control centre, was selected as part of the Council’s FEL-100 programme. Her role work is to draw day ahead plans for the operation and control of the National Interconnected Transmission System in Ghana. She looks forward to working with the many young experts across the globe and sharing her experiences and knowledge as result, with her Ghanaian counterparts.