Programme Curriculum

Our program is designed to equip aspiring entrepreneurs in South Africa’s energy sector with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to thrive in a rapidly evolving industry. Through a series of carefully curated modules, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of key aspects of the energy sector, from policy landscapes to value chain exploration, energy trading, financing, and participation in renewable energy programs. Each module is crafted to provide practical insights and actionable strategies, empowering participants to seize opportunities and overcome challenges in their entrepreneurial journey. Let’s embark on this transformative learning experience together, as we pave the way towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous energy future for South Africa.

We encourage all interested individuals to carefully review the application requirements and provide all requested information accurately. Should you have any questions or require assistance during the application process, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team for support at

We look forward to receiving your applications and embarking on this transformative journey together.

  • Module 1: Just Energy Transition Policy Environment

    Understand the policy landscape and entrepreneurial opportunities in South Africa's energy transition. This module includes an exploration of the South African Renewable Energy Master Plan and its gender mainstreaming implications. Additionally, the Integrated Resource Plan 2023 will be examined alongside the Localisation Fund, which is designed to stimulate manufacturing capacity in South Africa’s renewable energy sector.

Our JET Skills Development Programme is curated to empower entrepreneurs with industry information that enables them to opt to participate in the energy sector, forge partnerships, organize to compete with compelling value propositions, and develop sustainable enterprises."

Ms. Bertha Dlamini

- Founding President of AWEaP

AWEaP’s Gender mainstreaming philosophy

At AWEaP, our gender mainstreaming philosophy isn’t about excluding men; it’s about collaborating to eliminate barriers that hinder women’s participation across energy value chains. We firmly believe that gender mainstreaming is everyone’s responsibility, relevant across all policy areas and at every level, not just a moral duty but also a socio-economic imperative crucial for a peaceful and prosperous society.

We see Africa leading the way in women’s economic empowerment, as evidenced by milestones like the adoption of the AfCFTA Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade—a significant move towards integrating women into trade-led development. It’s clear to us that men and women must join forces to dismantle the persistent social and economic barriers holding back the continent’s ability to tap into the full economic potential of women.

Thus, all our programmes are designed to accommodate both men and women.

Module Lecturers

AWEaP is committed to delivering a high-quality and impactful skills development program by securing Renowned Program Session Lecturers to deliver relevant and insightful content. These seasoned experts and industry professionals bring a wealth of experience and practical insights to the table, enhancing the learning experience for participants. Leveraging the expertise of these experts, AWEaP ensures that the program content is not only up to date but also enriched with real-world examples and case studies.

This approach not only enhances participant learning but also empowers them with actionable knowledge and skills that they can apply in their entrepreneurial endeavors within the energy sector.


UN Women South Africa
Mpumalanga Green Cluster Agency
EW Seta