To equip energy and business journalists in Uganda with relevant knowledge and information about the renewable energy sector, Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA) in partnership with United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), today trained up to 25 media professionals operating in the country.
The training was held at Protea by Marriot Hotel in Kampala and was attended by reporters and editors from Uganda’s most prominent media houses.
The journalists were also taken on a familiarization trip to Power Trust Uganda, a solar energy firm that is promoting the use of solar energy for productive use.
Power Trust is one of the eight beneficiaries of the just concluded Renewable Energy Challenge Fund (RECF) which was organized by the Embassy of Sweden and UNCDF Clean start Programme.
Speaking at the training, Joyce Nkuyahaga, the Chief Executive Officer of USEA, commended the media for promoting the use of solar energy and other renewable energy forms in Uganda and pledged her support to the participants, to help bridge the existing information gap between the sector and the media in Uganda.
“USEA is cognizant of the role of the media and need for access to the right information and experts in the renewable energy sector, in raising awareness about the benefits of transitioning from climate harming technologies to clean energy solutions like solar,” Nkuyahaga explained. View more