Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Strathmore University (Strathmore) have partnered to accelerate Africa’s leadership in the green energy transition.
This collaboration was solidified by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the Africa Energy Forum in Nairobi.
The intention is to set Kenya up with the skills and education needed to become a world leader in green energy and green hydrogen production.
FFI and Strathmore intend to work together to create programs to nurture talent, promote research and empower individuals and institutions to support the transition away from fossil fuels in Africa and actively contribute to the region’s sustainable development.
FFI Africa President, Bruh Ayele Terfie, said, “Kenya has everything it needs to become a serious player in the green hydrogen space. It has unique natural resources and space that make it ideal to invest in, but it’s also important to invest in the future workforce needed to support development and industry.”
“This collaboration ensures the people of Kenya will lead the research and training needed to be at the centre of their journey to decarbonisation.”
The MoU signifies FFI and Strathmore’s resolute dedication to championing sustainability, addressing climate change, and fostering economic growth.
This partnership hopes to reshape Africa’s energy landscape, accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future, and unlock economic prosperity for communities throughout the region.
Strathmore University Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Prof. Izael Da Silva said, “We’re thrilled to embark on this transformative journey with FFI. Through this MoU, we will collectively pool our collective knowledge and resources to build the necessary skills and expertise within the region. Our shared vision is to create a thriving ecosystem of green hydrogen innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, empowering Africa.”