The main objective of the MoU is for both parties to develop joint programs aimed at promoting knowledge and skills exchange from a practical and theoretical perspective. The partnership will also promote Research & Development in the Energy Field.
The partnership will be operationalized through the delivery of joint short, medium and long term projects in appropriate skills development and training programs relevant to the identified needs of both parties, promotion of students’ field attachment, support and promotion of studies in specialized fields in the energy sector, synergy in policy formulation and collaboration in corporate social responsibility activities among others. Use will be made of the Generation facilities that are already in existence and those under construction.
Specifically, the partnership will buttress one of UEGCL’s major aspiration to capacity development in the energy sector which is the establishment of the Hydropower Training and Vocational Centre (HTVC) aimed at addressing the emerging needs of both parties and the country at large. Again, this is in line with the Governments Vision of establishing centers of Excellence in the various sectors. Activities in this regard will include exchange of trainers, trainees, design of curriculum, and related activities.
Currently, Makerere University offers a programme on Renewable Energy. Indeed, such programmes will greatly benefit from UEGCL’s practical arena. This partnership will therefore in turn contribute towards the attainment of the Government of Uganda’s Goal of sustainable and affordable electricity to the people of Uganda.