The 11th Micro-Grid Academy session was held in Bukavu and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, from the 18th to the 22nd of May 2020.

Carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy of South Kivu, DRC, and in partnership with AVSI and EnGreen, it was comprised in project “Sustainable Energy Services for Rural DRC” funded by the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection and the Congolese Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

The training, carried out with online lectures provided by EnGreen as MGA trainers, aimed at strengthening the capacity of about 18 people from the Ministry of Energy – Bukavu and Kinshasa offices – private sector and NGOs. The lessons addressed the country’s energy situation and the project lifecycle of a photovoltaic and mini-hydroelectric power plant, focusing on the barriers for decentralised energy projects development and operations management.