Pan African University Mini-grid – Digitization – Entrepreneurship (PAU-)MDE is an online post graduate programme that aims to strengthen youth entrepreneurship capacities in the continent. It intends to accomplish this by developing their technical and entrepreneurial skills in the mini-grid sector, thus giving them the capacity to create smart micro grid businesses and startups 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. The program has been developed by Pan African University Institute for water and energy sciences with support from Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI).

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