Promoting Education and Research on Energy Efficient Lighting and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development (EARLI)

Academic Disciplines Engineering, manufacturing and construction
Project Budget € 606 931 with MFA funding (total budget € 758 665)
Project Duration 30 months
Coordinating Institution Aalto University
Contact Details Pramod Bhusal, Pramod.bhusal@aalto.fi
Partner Institution(s) University of Dar es Salaam (UDS), Tanzania; Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Mozambique; Addis Abeba University (AAU), Ethiopia
Affiliate partners Fundo de Energia (FUNAE), Mozambique; Elecetricidade de Moçambique, EP (EDM), Mozambique; Empresa Nacional de Parques e Ciência e Tecnologia, Empresa Publica - ENPCT, Mozambique and Ethiopian Energy Authority, Ethiopia
Fact SheetEARLI_fact sheet.pdf

Project Description

The overall objective of the project is to support Higher Education Institutions in Tanzania, Mozambique and Ethiopia to provide education that promotes sustainable socio-economic development. Application of renewable energy and adoption of energy-efficient lighting products and systems have the great potential to reduce the increasing energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. Tanzania, Mozambique, and Ethiopia have large potential of renewable energy and energy saving by applying energy efficient techniques. The project will support the development of much needed technical expertise and experience in the field of energy efficient lighting.

In addition to the development of teaching, research and training capacity of the partner institutions, the project supports interaction between higher education and society through awareness raising activities, need assessment activities, and dissemination events. By involving non-academic partners such as energy fund, electricity authority, energy authority, standards agency, etc in the project activities as associate partners, the project intends to strengthen the cooperation between universities and public sector. The project strengths the labour market relevance of the education by providing education and training reflecting the needs of the local labour market. The project activities are designed to improve the quality of quality of pedagogical capacities, research and teaching capacities, and human resource capacities of partner institutions in Tanzania, Mozambique, and Ethiopia.

Key Results to be Achieved

1. Improved access to higher education and research information

2. Improved quality of higher education and research environment

3. Strengthened role and relevance of HE in development and society