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Micro-Grid Academy (MGA) Young Talent of the Year 2021 Award (Win $5,000)

RES4Africa Foundation with the support of Enel Green Power invites applications for the Micro-Grid Academy (MGA) Young Talent of the Year 2021 Award.

The aim of the initiative is to support brilliant young talents addressing major environmental and social challenges that hamper the development of African countries. This is because energy empowers lives, communities, and economies. Thus, renewable energy is fundamental for Africa to achieve its inclusive and sustainable development.

The RES4Africa Foundation’s vision is, therefore, to contribute to paving the road towards a prosperous Africa, grounded in the use of renewable energy sources to power African economies’ rise, enabling the continent to achieve its full, resilient and inclusive sustainable development.


This goal it seeks to achieve by creating an enabling environment for scaling up investments to accelerate a just energy transition and transformation.

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Worth of Award

The selection committee will identify up to three Young Talents, who will be awarded €5.000 each, and invited to significant events, in order to present their ideas to a vast audience of energy experts.


Participation in the Micro-Grid Academy (MGA) Young Talent of the Year is open to those who fully meet the following criteria:

  • Young African people, talents, and innovators:
  • owners or representatives of an innovative idea(s) in her/his community in the REs sector in Africa;
  • of African nationality;
  • between 18 and 35 years old;
  • with good knowledge of English.

How to Apply

The notification email must be sent exclusively to [email protected] with the following subject line: MGA Award 2021 – application (applicant’s name and surname).

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Deadline: June 20th, 2021.


Click here for more details and to apply