GE, AAU sign MoU to collaborate on skills development in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, May 15, 2017 (FBC) - General Electric (GE) and the Addis Ababa University Institute of Technology (AAiT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on capacity development programs for renewable energy in Ethiopia.

The partners have been collaborating since late 2016 on skills development programs and the new focus will cover hydro, wind and solar projects.

Ultimately, the two organisations aim to set up a renewables centre of excellence in the African country.

The centre would serve as a “practical learning hub for undergraduate students in the Ethiopia university system, a research incubator for graduate students and a reinforcing learning mechanism for faculty”, AAiT and GE said.

AAiT is the main engineering and research institution in Ethiopia.

GE Hydro Solutions president and chief executive Yves Rannou said: “The MoU with AAiT is a new milestone for GE Renewable Energy in Ethiopia.

“It enables sharing current industry expertise and experience with students and faculty at AAiT in order to build a highly-qualified workforce that will support the social and economic development of the country.”


Posted by Amare Asrat