Off-Grid Energy Talent Development Initiative (OGTI)

IATI Identifier: GB-COH-06274284-TEAPhase2SEDOGTI
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jul 01, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

The overarching objective of this initiative is to improve the skills and expertise of African talent and to facilitate the pursuit of careers in the off-grid energy sector. In response to key market needs expressed by off-grid energy enterprises, this project aims to support talent development at junior and mid-management levels in off-grid energy enterprises through a graduate work placement programme and a mid-management development programme, as well as supporting the implementation of the sister TEA Academic Support Programme. The project will consist of the following components: -The graduate work placement programme is aimed at addressing the ‘education-employment gap’ by providing young professionals who have little or no previous work experience with a structured learning experience in organisations working in the sector. The service provider will be expected to market the programme, place young professionals in off-grid energy enterprises, provide initial workplace readiness guidance to interns as well as provide on-going mentoring and support to interns. Internship stipends should be at least 50% co-funded by companies. - The mid-management training programme targets existing staff members in off-grid companies with limited experience and who would greatly benefit from support in the development of a range of professional competencies including general managerial skills, communication, team-working, project management planning and problem solving. The service provider/s will be required to market the programme, select off-grid energy enterprises for participation, and implement a 6-month training course through a mixture of in-person and online teaching methods. -Provide inputs into the Transforming Energy Access Academic Partnership – the aim is to develop greater synergies between universities and industry needs. The service provider’s role will be to help establish those feedback loops from industry to academic and strengthen linkages with the market. Their activities may include providing expert input into curricula, sitting on curriculum advisory committees, advising on industry needs, training university staff on pedagogy and teaching methods to inculcate critical thinking and problem solving skills, facilitating linkages for graduate work placements, industry-relevant dissertations etc. Gender and wider inclusion considerations will be mainstreamed throughout all project components. In addition to diversity targets for beneficiaries, all training materials in intern and mid-management courses will include gender sensitisation content. This could include training on the gender dimensions of energy access; recognising and understanding bias, sensitisation of how organisational culture and communication affect women and other minorities, and how to create an inclusive work environment. In addition issues like female mentors and peer networks for female course participants will be established or linked with existing Women in Energy country networks.

  • Energy education/training error
    Sector code:
    23181 - Energy education/training
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
Shortlist Professionals Ltd Private Sector Implementing
Carbon Trust Advisory Ltd Private Sector Funding
Carbon Trust Advisory Ltd Private Sector Accountable


Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date


2,744,273 USD
922,164 GBP (Valued at Apr 01, 2019) date_range Apr 01, 2019 - Mar 31, 2020
1,007,200 GBP (Valued at Apr 01, 2019) date_range Apr 01, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021
170,636 GBP (Valued at Apr 01, 2019) date_range Apr 01, 2021 - Mar 31, 2022
access_timeUpdated on Sep 11, 2019 14:33:46
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