The Africa Internship Academy (AIA) is excited to launch its Young Energy and Power Professionals (YEPP) at this year’s African Utility Week in Cape Town in May.  The launch is in partnership with Africa Utility week, an event which brings together of 7000 plus professionals across the continent. YEPP is set to be a network of ambitious graduates who wish to contribute to solving African’s power and energy issues.

30 top power and energy students/graduates across Africa will have the opportunity to participate in the event by virtue of free sponsorship. These students will have complimentary access to the strategic conference and will be invited to a networking function co-hosted with Africa Internship Academy. A selection of recruiters, VIP guests and sponsoring companies will also be invited to this function.

Call for sponsors
Opportunities exist for organisations which have the development of African youth in the energy/power at heart to sponsor any number of the 30 students who will be attending the event for free. Interested parties should contact our AIA secretariat.

Africa Internship Academy
Speaking on the origin of AIA Mr. Daniel Antwi, co-founder of the Africa Internship Academy said that youth unemployment on the continent was a major epidemic and internship opportunities were an amazing solution to help maximize human capital development. According to Daniel: “quite a number of employers have argued that skills constraint has been a major contributing factor to youth unemployment. Again, many young graduates find it very difficult to move out and become job makers in the market. Therefore, Africa Internship Academy stands to facilitate successful transition from academia to industry by ensuring that the skills of youth are honed early enough to match the labour market demands.”
Africa Internship Academy has already begun its Work Integrated Learning module in Ghana and is looking to roll out more centres in many African cities by end of the first half of 2017. Fellows of the first which ended in December were taken up by a reputable international organisation. The second cohort is currently in session and admissions are ongoing for the third which starts in February.

Africa Utility Week
At African Utility week, 30 top power and energy students/graduates across Africa will have the opportunity to be invited to the event, have complimentary access to the strategic conference and will be invited to a networking function co-hosted with Africa Internship Academy. A selection of recruiters, VIP guests and sponsoring companies will also be invited to this function.

Leading energy platform on the continent
The 17th annual African Utility Week is the leading conference and trade exhibition for African power, energy and water professionals and takes place from 16-18 May 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town. The event will gather over 7000 decision makers from more than 40 countries to source the latest solutions and meet over 300 suppliers. Along with multiple side events and numerous networking functions the event also boasts a seven track conference with over 300 expert speakers.

The conference programme will once again address the latest challenges, developments and opportunities in the power and water sectors: ranging from generation, T&D, metering, technology and water.

African Utility Week and Energy Revolution Africa are organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK. Other flagship events in Spintelligent’s power portfolio are East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC), West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), iPAD Rwanda Power & Mining Investment Forum and iPAD Cameroon Energy & Infrastructure Forum.

Dates for African Utility Week and Energy Revolution Africa:
Conference and expo: 16-18 May 2017
Awards gala dinner:  17 May 2016
Site visits: 19 May 2016
Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

Visit http://www.african-utility-week.com  for more.

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