Shaker: I am fully prepared to provide all support to African countries

Aya Hussain

In confirmation of the vision and directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, to strengthen cooperation with African countries, the interest of the electricity and energy sector in building and preparing human cadres from African countries comes this Thursday morning, Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, and a number of sector leaders Graduation ceremony of a number of 50 trainees from the Nile Basin countries in five training programs under the title “Project Feasibility Studies and Environmental Impact Assessment”, “Insulators for High Voltage Transmission Lines”, “Operation and Maintenance of Distribution Networks”, Prevention systems “and project management”.

Dr. Shaker explained that these training programs included “50 trainees from the Nile Basin countries from Sudan, Djibouti, Burundi, Somalia, Uganda,

He added that these programs come within a number of training courses being implemented within the framework of the cooperation project with African countries, which is adopted by the sector and is implemented to build human capacities in the Nile Basin countries in the fields of electricity in Egypt, whether through training programs or by sending Egyptian experts to these countries In various fields of energy.

During the celebration, Dr. Shaker delivered a speech in which he welcomed the African brothers on behalf of the Egyptian government and on his own behalf, within the framework of cooperation projects with African countries in order to strengthen the bonds of relations between the countries of the entire continent.

Shaker stressed the importance of human resources, which are an important part of any organization, which makes us always work to invest in human capabilities and prepare programs to build and improve those capabilities in order to keep pace with the rapid and continuous transformation in the electricity sector and to maintain the efficiency of existing human capabilities.

He also stressed that capacity-building programs and the exchange of experiences are of paramount importance in order to strengthen and strengthen historical relations between countries and reach a real partnership to achieve mutual benefit and desired goals.

In this regard, Egypt took the initiative to establish an institutional framework to achieve its goals through Egyptian financing for technical cooperation with Africa.

He stressed that Egypt appreciates the African roots and is well aware of the common challenges facing the continent, expressing Egypt’s constant keenness to work jointly with the countries of the African continent in order to achieve ambitious plans and the legitimate right of all countries of the continent to enjoy peace, stability, prosperity and sustainable development.)

The Egyptian electricity sector has taken into consideration cooperation projects with African countries, including human resources management through a number of training programs, workshops and dispatching experts.

Shaker also emphasized the interest that the Egyptian electricity sector attaches to training through preparing and organizing technical, financial, and administrative programs in the field of electricity production, transmission and distribution.

Shaker indicated that the Egyptian electricity sector has accumulated experiences in all fields of electricity and renewable energies, including rural electrification, local manufacturing, construction, operation and maintenance of conventional and renewable electricity plants (thermal, hydro, solar and wind energy), as well as with regard to transmission and distribution networks. Electricity, in addition to the regional electrical interconnection, policies and legislation to attract public and private sector investments, and capacity building in various energy fields.

Shaker affirmed the readiness of the Egyptian electricity sector to provide technical support and transfer its experiences to the brothers in African countries, expressing his gratitude for the distinguished and fruitful cooperation between Egypt and a number of African countries in capacity building, as the Egyptian electricity and renewable energy sector succeeded in preparing and implementing training programs for a number of

An African trainee, noting that the Egyptian electricity sector owns more than 20 training centers, and two of them have obtained accreditation from the African Energy Utilities Association (APUA), in addition to that In October 2018 a memorandum of understanding was signed with COMESA in the field of training and capacity building.

At the end of his speech, Dr. Shaker affirmed that the electricity sector continues to provide training courses, technical support and dispatch experts to brotherly African countries to achieve the benefit of all parties, through cooperation in the fields of electricity to meet development goals.

He expressed his hope that the trainees would transfer the knowledge and skills they gained from the training programs with their colleagues to achieve maximum benefit and improve the current situation of the electricity sector in their country and achieve regional development.

The trainees expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the distinguished role and efforts exerted by the Egyptian electricity and energy sector in preparing and organizing training courses to achieve maximum benefit from them, stressing that they will work to transfer the experience they gained from Egypt to their country, stressing the extent of benefiting from these programs as These training courses included a number of field visits to the sites of electricity projects and Egyptian companies working in the field of manufacturing electrical equipment, and a number of tourist sites were visited on the land of Egypt.

It is worth noting that the training courses provided by the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy to a number of 8417 African trainees included a number of courses in the form of grants in which the Ministry bore all the expenses of training, accommodation and airline tickets through the cooperation project with African countries. 159 A training program and 4 workshops to train a 2437 trainee (from 39 an African country and two organizations) in the fields of electricity production, transmission and distribution and renewable energies and energy efficiency, and the ministry has also dispatched about 39 Egyptian experts from the sector to a number of African countries (Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to transfer expertise to these countries Providing technical support and assisting these countries in preparing their national plans, especially in the field of renewable energy.