2018 Doug Banks Renewable Energy Scholarships in South Africa

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Applications for 2018 are now open. 

Every year or two we embark on a search for bright young minds with a passion for making a difference and addressing the problem of Energy Access and Poverty in Africa.  Other aspects of Renewables or Energy in general are not our focus area.

Applications will close on 29 September 2017, when we will need to work through the submissions, identify those most aligned with our goals and shortlist candidates for interviews and assessment.  We usually make an announcement mid-November, so once you have submitted and received the acknowledgement email, please don’t expect any news before then.

Download the flyer >here<.
Apply online >here<
Keep an eye on the Facebook group >here<

The Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision is a South African initiative aimed at building intellectual capital in the field of Renewable Energy.

Dr Doug Banks was a man who was passionate about meeting Africa’s energy challenges through the development of Renewable Energy. Through a deep understanding of people and technology, Doug was able to speak to and shape national renewable energy policies.  A number of young professionals owe their career choice to Doug’s enthusiastic mentorship.

This initiative is set on finding undergraduate students, preferably from an engineering, scientific or technical background who are willing and able to carry forward Doug’s passion and vision.

The Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision Trust has been formed by friends and colleagues of Dr Doug Banks who, after his untimely death in July 2008, decided to create something that would become a legacy of a truly remarkable man.

SANEA Energy Rendezvous

Our Scholars Kim Pillay & Kyle Swartz were part of a panel of four post-grad students who presented at the SANEA Energy Rendezvous, co-hosted by DBREV, on Wednesday 26 July, at the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction in Green Point.

DBREV are joining SANEA as an Associate Member. This will allow the DBREV community to attend their events at no charge. We’re looking at the possibility of making this collaboration an annual event.

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