The relevance of energy in the international scenario has constantly risen and the many interconnections with environment and society are becoming clearer.

The recent launch of the Agenda 2030 recognises with GOAL 7, energy as a precondition for human and social promotion, as well as an instrumental right to fight poverty. Despite this global interest, access to energy –  clean and renewable energy as well as energy efficiency is not yet available to all.


In developing countries, with special reference to Africa, the problem is critical: Africa is rich in resources but poor in energy supply.

New skills are needed 

The introduction and adoption of new or improved energy technologies require new skills for installation, maintenance, and service. In this framework, human capital is recognised as a core dimension for the requested energy transition.

Promoting local research

Stakeholders in academia play a key role within the PRE-LEAP-RE project by supporting state-of-the-art knowledge and methodologies while promoting local research and capacity-building.

Prioritising human capital

Stakeholders within the PRE-LEAP-RE project contribute to a multidisciplinary network that prioritises “human capital” at as a driver of innovation.

Key competencies

Right skills and competencies are needed for the design, uptake, and sustainable management of the technologies, business models, and policy framework.