Power Africa initiative has launched East Africa Energy Program in which RTI (Research Triangle Institute) selected by USAID to implement technical work in the project. EAEP has specific goal of mobilizing utilities in East Africa to enhance gender equity and gender inclusiveness. The broad goal of Power Africa is to doublethe number of people in sub-Saharan Africa with access to electricity.
HOBUKA Ltd being an experienced energy consulting firm over the period of years has seen the importance of employees diversification and good working environment that allows and considers each individual’s ideas regardless of their gender. HOBUKA Ltd is committed to bridge gender gap in energy sector and empower young girls enrolled in engineering subjects by offering professional internships and skills needed at the market place.
May, 2021 agreed to partner with RTI in female power sector apprenticeship program, started by welcoming three young females in energy sector, Florentine Ingabire, Lea Uwisanze and Clementine Uwingabire all pursuing electrical engineering carrier. They are currently working on different energy projects and operating 38kW Mudasomwa hydro power plant located in Nyaruguru district.
Apprentices are very expectant to gain major skills in hydroelectric power from design, development to generation having landed to hands on skills ground. Also confer with experts and engineersdiscussing existing or potential engineering projects and products.