«Excellence» label icons
As a reminder, the grant mechanism presented and validated in 2019 as part of the ANCEE activities provided grants of 25% and 50% for the benefit of Power utilities according to their fragility on the training actions programmed in face-to-face or in situ with the centres of excellence.
The update of this grant mechanism follows the joint comments provided by the donors on the first version introduced to them on 09 December 2020 following the last ANCEE Steerco of the year.
It is important to stress that this mechanism is not a substitute for the efforts of the Power utilities to invest in training but rather an accompaniment to these investment efforts to ensure the optimization and continuity of service of the infrastructures by the training and capacity building.
It is equally important to mention that this mechanism is involved in a transitional step from an all out grant phase to a fully paid training phase, taking into account a transitional period for subsidies. This transitional period still needs to be maintained during the second phase of ANCEE, which runs until 2026.
Also, the expected impact will only be strengthened knowing that the grant mechanism, drawing its budget from that of scholarships, will only be able to generate more certificates issued while maintaining, through preferential grant rates and incentives, the interest in more training on energy transition and renewable energy, as well as more women’s participation in technical training provided by centres of excellence.
This mechanism will henceforth integrate all the training methods used within the ANCEE (Face-to-face, in situ and remote) and takes into account the updated list of fragile countries attached to this note which allows for the application of differentiated rates according to the utilitie’s membership in a fragile or less fragile country.
Device of the ANCEE grant mechanism:
The ANCEE, built around ten (10) Training Centers expressly selected to become icons of the label «Excellence», is the guarantee of training conforming to the high standards of pedagogical and professional quality retained by the APUA.
Since its creation, ANCEE has supported electricity companies to implement their training plans through the allocation of grants, in a first phase, financed with funds from the AfDB and AFD.
The unrestricted funds of the donors initially intended for the financing of scholarships, are now used to subsidize paid training, the cost of which will be partially borne by the client company (training sold).
The ANCEE grant will be funded with funds from component 3 “training for the sector” of the ANCEE project, initially dedicated to the financing of grants. The amounts of grants allocated will have to respect the commitments made by ANCEE vis-à-vis its partners. As such, ANCEE will be able to justify that the grants were allocated taking into account the initial objectives of the project:
The updated strategy of the grant scheme aims to provide an accompanying service to the training plans of the power utilities through the granting of a grant according to the following levels and criteria:
The different subsidy rates applied are shown in the table below
|Type of training||Pays de la Société||grant rate||Bonus for Renewable Energy and Transition
|Bonus for women’s participation
|Maximum rate grant|
|Face to face and in-situ||Fragile||50%||+15%||+10%||+75%|
|E-learning, blended learning and visio-training||Fragile||75%||+15%||+10%||+100%|
These incentive subsidy rates, which range from 25% and can reach up to 100% of the cost of training, make it possible to better direct RACEE’s contribution to training by promoting training that benefits fragile countries, supporting training in renewable energy and encouraging women’s participation in technical training.
Also, given the continuing health pandemic, additional encouragement is given to the use of distance learning.
In addition, the remaining stock market training granted and not carried out may always be requested during this period for the beneficiary companies that confirm their interest in such training (this scheme does not cancel the ANCEE grant system).
These various facilities granted and applied to the training offered by the centres of excellence should no doubt be in line with the objectives set at the start of the project, namely:
List of fragile countries
In Africa, 33 countries are classified as least developed countries according to the United Nations:
ANCEE offers 3 training modes:
► On-site training (face-to-face) in centres of excellence: characterized by
► In-situ training (face to face ) in the country of the beneficiary utility: building on
► Online learning (E-learning, Blended learning)
The main areas of training are:
ANCEE trainers have a wealth of experience in animation pedagogy and a great professionalism in electrical trades concerning in particular management, operation and maintenance.
Contents Catalog 2022 – 2023
5. Renewable energies
6. Digitization 29
7. Rural Electrification
9. Governance & cross-functional functions
10. Online training