RES4Africa Foundation Executive School 2024 | 11th Edition

The RES4Africa Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 11th edition of its Executive School 2024. This program is a collaborative effort of the Enel Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the POLIMI Graduate School of Management, and SDA Bocconi.

RES4Africa Foundation Executive School 2024
RES4Africa Foundation Executive School 2024

This prestigious initiative, established in 2014, aims to empower high-achieving professionals with the crucial skills and knowledge required to advance renewable energy solutions across Africa’s dynamic electricity markets.

Overview of the RES4Africa Foundation Executive School

The Executive School is scheduled to take place from November 25 to December 6, 2024, in Milan, Italy. Conducted entirely in English, this intensive program offers a unique opportunity for participants to gain comprehensive insights into the technical, economic, and regulatory aspects of renewable energy implementation in Africa.

The RES4Africa Foundation Executive School plays a crucial role in addressing the growing need for skilled professionals in Africa’s renewable energy sector. As the continent faces increasing energy demands and environmental challenges, the program aims to create a cadre of experts capable of driving sustainable energy solutions.

Target Audience:

The program is tailored for a diverse group of professionals, including:

  • Institutional and high-level managers
  • Professionals from public institutions
  • Energy company executives
  • University academics and researchers
  • Representatives from research agencies across Africa
  • D. or Master’s level students and researchers from Italian universities (a new addition for this year)

Program Benefits:

Participants of the Executive School will enjoy a range of benefits:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: 80 hours of lectures delivered by international experts and industry professionals
  • Practical Experience: Hands-on sessions and group activities to apply theoretical knowledge
  • Site Visits: Opportunities to observe renewable energy projects in action
  • Networking: Interaction with peers and experts from various sectors and countries
  • Holistic Understanding: Gain insights into integrating renewable energy in diverse African contexts
  • Career Advancement: Acquire skills and knowledge crucial for leadership in the renewable energy sector

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the RES4Africa Foundation Executive School, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizenship of an African country
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the energy field
  • Proficiency in English
  • Eligibility to travel to Italy

How to Apply for RES4Africa Foundation Executive School 

Qualified candidates are required to submit the following documents during their application:

  • Completed registration form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Reference Letter
  • Passport copy
  • Valid EU Visa (if applicable)

There are separate application processes for professionals and stakeholders from RES4Africa Members, as well as postgraduate-level students and Researchers from Italian Universities. They should apply directly via the specified email address on the official website below

These applicants should refer to the detailed guidelines in the call for applications for specific deadlines and confirmation dates.

For more information, visit RES4Africa on

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by September 12, 2024.


The 11th Edition of the RES4Africa Foundation Executive School represents a significant opportunity for African professionals and researchers to enhance their expertise in renewable energy. By bringing together diverse participants and expert instructors in the heart of Milan, the program creates a unique learning environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and leadership in sustainable energy development.



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