NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, 1 November for entrepreneurs from the following countries:
Benin, Cape Verde, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo.
Renewable energy entrepreneurs who are citizens of a country in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are invited to apply to participate in an eight-day training programme for solar photovoltaic (PV) entrepreneurship starting on 18 November 2013. The programme – conducted as part of a joint initiative between the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – consists of three days of practical training in an ECOWAS country followed by five days of site visits.
This workshop is part of the initiative for “Promoting a Sustainable Market for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems in the ECOWAS Region” (ProSPER), which aims to support the development of a sustainable market for both on- and off-grid PV applications by strengthening the capacities of local policymakers, regulators and utilities, financial institutions, trainers from educational or research institutions, and renewable energy entrepreneurs.
Eligible applicants are invited to submit their applications by email to prosper [at] irena.org not later than 25 October 2013.
For further details of applicant eligibility, as well as application forms in English, French and Portuguese, please refer to the links below.
Invitation letter – English
Application form – English
Lettre d’invitation – Français
Formulaire d’enregistrement – Français
Carta convite – Português
Ficha de candidatura – Português