Transforming Africa through sustainable energy
The global reliance on non-renewable energy sources like coal, oil and natural gas, and the consequences of man-made climate change, are presenting the greatest challenge of our times. Africa’s path to transformation will be essential to preventing greater harm and ensuring its development follows a low-carbon future.
We are doing our part in many ways, with establishing a new research centre devoted to climate change mitigation in partnership with the Canadian government, encouraging academic scholarship and pioneering new ways to preserve, protect and repair the environment.
One individual example is Alice Ikuzwe who graduated from AIMS South Africa in 2012. She is completing her PhD in Mechanical Engineering focusing on solar energy systems and renewable energy.
Helping the poor and disadvantaged across Africa
“I am developing energy efficient lighting solutions to enable greater access to the poor and disadvantaged across Africa,” Ikuzwe says. Her innovative light collimator design is changing how spaces are lit, saving energy, improving productivity and comfort and driving down cost. She has a patent for her new solar reflectors as her invention clears the path for a low-carbon, efficient alternative to powering and lighting buildings in Africa.
At AIMS our students and alumni are our greatest indicators of success. We are proud to have produced 1,222 graduates, one-third of whom are women. Our alumni hail from 42 African nations, and are fast becoming leaders in academia and industry across Africa and around the globe.
Our remarkable success rate will continue with the support of donors like you. There are thousands of deserving students with incredible drive to solve challenges who have some of the most remarkable stories, but they need you to help them realize their dreams.