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Pan African University, Mini-grid – Digitalization – Entrepreneurship (PAU-MDE), an online postgarduate programme to strengthen youth entrepreneurship capacities on the continent.


Developed by the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES) with the support of the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), the PAU-MDE aims to strengthen youth’s capacity on the continent with innovative business ideas in the mini-grid sector with technical and entrepreneurial skills for the creation of smart microgrid businesses and start-ups in Africa.

PAU-MDE’s curriculum can be described as an Entrepreneurship Incubator. It integrates actors, stakeholders and specificities of innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in the continent (Tech-Hubs, Fab-Labs/Maker space, Mentoring and Business Angels, Pitch, Competition, etc.) with strengths of higher education systems geared toward skills and competences for the setup of start up in a flexible and agile manner.

Important dates and Timing

!!! The call for applications for the recruitment of the first cohort will be opened soon !!!

Stay Tuned…

 22 August 2021
20 October 2021

Opening of the call for applications

22 August 2021
10 November 2021

Deadline of submission of applications

15 October 2021
December 2021

Selection and Notification of selected candidates

01 November 2021
January 2022

Start of learning activities of the programme

Programme Brochure

A brief description of the programme can be found under the link below


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