CREEC AT CEDAT OPEN DAY EXHIBITION
The theme at this year’s CEDAT open day was “Addressing Unemployment Among the Youth through Technological Innovations and Advancements.” The Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation was privileged to help the youth from Makerere University and other institutions understand the gaps that are affecting the renewable energy sector. It is important to have our youth begin thinking about renewable energy technologies and sustainable practices early on that way they can be in position to provide solutions to the issues affecting our communities.
Flavia Ajambo from CREEC exhibiting to the guest honours; the Minister of state for Sports Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi and the vice-chancellor of Makerere University Prof- John Ddumba Ssentamu.
The guest of honour for the Opening Ceremony was Minister of State Hon. Bakkabulindi who also commended CREEC for the good work and also concluded that CREEC through its innovations has been in position to reduce on deforestation in Uganda by helping people understand as well as have access to modern types of energy. With the availability of alternative sustainable forms of energy like solar and biogas, Ugandans can stop relying on fuels like charcoal and firewood. The exhibition also gave the students a learning opportunity to understand what innovations can be applicable in the field and also to make innovations that will meet the needs of the Ugandan people.