By: Thoboloko Ntšonyane

MASERU- The National University of Lesotho’s (NUL) Energy Research Centre (ERC) in collaboration with the European Union Delegation to Lesotho today is launching a LETSAMA Project that aims to foster capacity building in the institution.

LETSEMA (Low carbon Economy Transformation through Sustainable Energy Modernization and Access in Lesotho)Project funded under Erasmus+, the EU’s programme for capacity-building in highereducation.

The LETSEMA Project is expected to bolster NUL’S ERC to enhance clean energy solutions and renewable energy alternatives.

“The project is the first ever capacity-building project funded in Lesotho under the Erasmus+ academic programme. It complements the activities of Renewable Lesotho, a joint initiative to increase clean energy generation and energy efficiency in the Mountain Kingdom,  promote access to reliable and equitable access to energy, while improving energy sector leadership and capacity,” said ERC Coordinator Prof Leboli Thamae.

High profile dignitaries are expected to grace this event and they include EU Ambassador to Lesotho Paola Amadei, Minister of Energy Prof Nqosa Mahao, Minister of Education and Training Prof Ntoi Rapapa, NUL Vice-Chancellor Prof Olusola Fajana, Trade and Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden Martin Jömrud, and Education and Science Counsellor at the Embassy of Finland.

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