The TEA Learning Partnership aims to build the necessary human capital to achieve SDG 7 and increase access to affordable, clean and safe energy for all.
The TEA-LP is supporting eight universities across Africa to develop new postgraduate curricula for the energy access sector. Partner universities are provided with both financial and technical support to develop their new courses and degree programmes.
Each university is developing their own curriculum based on their strengths and informed by their market engagement with their regional energy access sector stakeholders. Across all programmes, however, the following core TEA-LP principles apply:
Responsive to sectoral needs – each university commences with a market needs assessment which they use these in the design of their outcomes driven curriculum;
Multidisciplinary – to produce well rounded graduates with diverse skillsets and competencies,
Gender mainstreaming – in both course content and classroom and teaching settings;
Soft skills – emphasizing the development of soft skills together with discipline/subject specific knowledge and competencies.
Sustainability – each partner will also develop a comprehensive business plan and marketing strategy to ensure operational success.
The TEA-LP core team members are based at the University of Cape Town and Loughborough University. Together they bring a wealth of experience in both the energy and higher education sectors to the programme.
Communications and Outreach
Jiska De Groot
Gender and Research Lead
The TEA-LP is one of eight projects funded with UK aid from the UK government under the TEA programme. For more information on the TEA and the other projects being supported, visit Carbon Trust TEA website.