November 25, 2023

DRIVe Project: GOGO Electric and GIZ upskill 104 Ugandans in e-mobility

The Development of Relevant and Innovative Vocational Skills in e-mobility (DRIVe) project whose objective is to improve skills development and employability of professionals in the e-mobility sector ultimately fostering an accelerated transition to renewable energy in the transport sector in Uganda.

The DRIVe 1.0 project was implemented by Bodawerk International and GIZ’s Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (PREEEP) and Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D) programme, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, (MEMD) Uganda, with funding from the Governments of Germany and Norway.

Also, our DRIVe project data contributed to a BMZ-funded pilot framework to monitor and evaluate green jobs and skills for green jobs in Official Development Assistance by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the objective of the pilot is to test and refine the measurement framework used to assess green jobs and skills for green jobs.

The innovative project design accommodated an iterative training approach which ensured delivery of an enriched and engaging training program tailored to the needs of participants along the EV value chain.

  • 104 e-mobility individuals were trained in Managerial positions in e-mobility / renewable energy companies, Technicians and Operators of the EV namely the ‘BodaBoda’ riders. 
  • Three curricula and training manuals for each of the three categories were developed 
  • Curricula and training manuals were shared with stakeholders in the e-mobility sector (electric motorcycle companies, battery charging and swapping companies & others and the education sector (universities, vocational training institutes)

DRIVe 2.0  the second phase of the project leverages the course curricula developed, ensuring a gender-transformative training implementation. This approach aims to address gender disparities and promote inclusivity in the e-mobility sector. 

The project will also engage the Ugandan TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) sector by providing training to vocational training instructors, empowering them with the necessary skills and knowledge to build a foundation for intergration of EV training programs in vocational training delivery in vocational institutions.

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