Programme Designers’ Lab Senegal

The Senegal Women and Energy initiative supports university establishments and incubators in the promotion of female entrepreneurship in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency. For this, enpact tailored its capacity building programme, the Programme Designers’ Lab (PDL), and curated different modules to empower Senegalese ecosystem enablers. Through PDL, we support the participating institutions in the design, preparation and implementation plans for their projects to promote female entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency and to strengthen their key role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

To achieve this, the PDL is divided into three modules, each including workshops as well as webinars and online coaching sessions. Due to the current situation and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first and second module will take place online, while we hope to host the third one in Berlin. 

In July 2020, the Programme Designers’ Lab (PDL) Senegal held its first online “Design Sprint” bootcamp with 20 ecosystem leaders  from 4 different universities across Senegal, who created 4 new programmes to promote female entrepreneurship in the field of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency.

Special thanks to our amazing mentors Amel Saffar, Mehdi El Batti, Walid Daas and Yassine Chaker who will be supporting the participants all along the programme.

The PDL is designed around three interlinked modules: 

  • Due to the current restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Module I is organised online in the form of a 3-day virtual bootcamp.
  • Module II will take place over a 3-month period with tailor-made interactive online workshops, combined with group as well as individual assignments on our eLearning platform.
  • Module III concludes the programme with a 2-day bootcamp to help the teams finalise their project ideas and prepare for pitching their projects to relevant stakeholders on a demo day.

Stay tuned for updates on the programme progress, behind the scenes from the workshops, and insights from participants on the enpact social media channels!

Learn more about the participating universities:

Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès 

Université Alioune Diop de Bambey 

Université Assane SECK – Ziguinchor 

Université Gaston Berger

This programme is a joint effort together with the Higher Education Programme on Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (RE EE), PESEREE, and is being implemented as part of its second phase.

The goal of the phase is to contribute to anchoring measures to strengthen entrepreneurial capacities at the level of its partner institutions. Thus, after carrying out a set of training and coaching programmes aimed at promoting and developing business creation in the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency sectors, PESEREE launched the Senegalese version of the Programme Designers’ Lab  (PDL) in cooperation with enpact, to drive development through Entrepreneurship education. It is part of the implementation of activities within the theme of “Women and Energy”.

The Senegal Women and Energy initiative is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has mandated enpact eV for the implementation of activities within the framework of the “Higher Education Program for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (PESEREE II)” German.

Donors and Partners

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