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Strathmore University and Adrian collaborate to enhance capacity building in renewable energy solutions

Prof. Izael Da Silva, Strathmore University's Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, and Mr. Benard W. Njoroge, Adrian Group's Managing Director with a signed copy of the MoU.

Strathmore University, through its Energy Research Centre, and Adrian, have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of enhancing capacity building in the areas of Solar Energy Certification, strengthening leadership capabilities, and provision of expert services in renewable energy solutions. Senior management members from both institutions were present, led by Prof. Izael Da Silva, Strathmore University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, and Mr. Benard W. Njoroge, Adrian Group’s Group Managing Director.

Adrian is leading in the development of solar PV solutions in East and Central Africa and has established multiple strategic partners to deliver end-to-end Solar PV solutions, including the scope of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Financing (EPCF).

Speaking during the event, Mr. Benard W. Njoroge said “At Adrian, we are guided by our vision to ‘Transform Africa by Connecting Businesses and Communities through Sustainable Technologies’, and we uphold a partnership with a leading institution, Strathmore University, committed to excellence in education and research globally.  The world is increasingly adopting alternative energy sources to manage reliability, environmental sustainability and cost. This has resulted in the increased penetration of renewable energy solutions in Africa.”

“Strathmore University is the only university with a well-developed energy research centre, and as part of our mandate, we promote the use of green energy, an area Strathmore is well established in. As an institution, we are keen on the aspect of industry collaborations as they catalyse innovation and growth in technology. The signing of this document signifies a collaboration in which Strathmore University provides research and knowledge enhancement while Adrian provides the practical aspect in the deployment of innovative renewable energy solutions in the market,” said Prof. Izael Da Silva.

Adrian is an enabler for women in technology and through this partnership, will provide mentorship opportunities to women pursuing engineering courses at the Strathmore School for Computing and Engineering Sciences.