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Asharami Synergy Kenya Praises Youth Engagement In Energy Transition

Asharami Synergy Kenya, a subsidiary of Sahara Group, has commended the enthusiastic participation of young people in the critical discussions surrounding energy transition and sustainability, following the Africa Climate Summit 2023 in Kenya.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the summit concluded with President William Ruto of Kenya highlighting that “Africa holds the key to decarbonising world economy.”

Debola Adesanya, Country Manager at Asharami Synergy Kenya, expressed the company’s alignment with President Ruto’s vision. He praised the President’s leadership, particularly in the realm of climate action, for rallying global investors to support Kenya’s green energy revolution and fostering positive collaborations within Kenya and across the continent.

“Sahara Group our parent company remains a frontline promoter of a just energy transition in Africa that leaves no one behind. Asharami Synergy Kenya restates its commitment to working with the Kenyan government and the good people of Kenya, especially the youths, towards a greener and more prosperous future,” he said.

As a means of enhancing youth involvement in climate action, Asharami Synergy Kenya, in collaboration with Sahara Group Foundation, initiated a creative writing competition. This competition received 225 entries from students representing various universities across Kenya. The participating institutions included Jomo Kenyatta University, the University of Nairobi, Kabarak University, Kenyatta University, Kissi University, Maseno University, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Technical University of Kenya, Strathmore University, Muranga University of Technology, Africa Nazarene University, Machakos University, among others. The competition’s aim was to use storytelling to simplify themes related to energy transition, fostering greater understanding and engagement among Kenya’s youth.

Adesanya mentioned that a panel of eminent Kenyan scholars is currently evaluating the entries, and the top three submissions will be announced during an event scheduled for early November. The panel of judges include; Omondo Oketch (Ph.D)- Associate Professor of Linguistics, The Technical University of Kenya, Rosemary Nyaole (Ph.D) – Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Film Studies of School of Communication, Daystar University, Kenya, Hilary Masaya (Ph.D)- Lecturer, Communication, Media and Publishing Studies, Egerton University, Abraham Kipkemboi (Ph.D) – Lecturer, Entrepreneurship, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Victor Boiyo (Ph.D, CS-K) – Director of Student Affairs, Africa Nazarene University, John Obiero (Ph.D)- Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya, Kimingichi Wabende (Ph.D) – Assistant Lecturer, Department of Perfoming Arts, University of Nairobi.

“We are excited to see the level of creativity and passion demonstrated by the young Kenyans in the creative writing competition. We believe that their participation in the conversation surrounding energy transition and sustainability is crucial in shaping a better future, not just for Kenya, but for the entire continent.”

“The level of enthusiasm displayed by Kenyan youth in the ongoing climate discourse is truly commendable. Their passion and creativity are instrumental in driving meaningful change in our pursuit of sustainable energy solutions.” said Lavinah Gonah, who is coordinating the competition for Asharami Synergy Kenya.

In celebration of excellence, the top three winners of the competition will receive cash prizes, and all outstanding entries will be published and shared with global platforms to further enhance youth engagement in energy transition and the pursuit of a sustainable future in Africa.


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