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Mzuzu University to boost female participation in Renewable Energy courses

Mzuzu University’s Test and Training Centre for Renewable Energy Technologies (TCRET) Coordinator, Chrispin Gogoda, has expressed concern over low female participation in renewable energy courses at the institution.

He was speaking at the closing ceremony of a four-week course in Mzuzu for female engineers and technicians.

“We’re committed to finding ways to increase female participation,” Gogoda said.

He highlighted that women, despite bearing the brunt of energy access issues, are underrepresented in crafting solutions.

Dean of Faculty of Science, Technology, and Innovation at Mzuzu University, Khumbo Kumwenda, said with the energy challenges that often affect the country, the short courses present a key opportunity to engage more Malawians in the renewable energy sector.

One of the participants, Yamikani Mtoso Nkhono, described the engagement as an eye-opener and milestone for women in the renewable energy sector.

The four-week course focused on essential skills for planning, designing, installing, and managing renewable energy systems.

 

By George Mkandawire

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