24 youth enthusiasts from South and Southeast Asia gathered for the 4th edition of the YEA

The fourth edition of the Youth Energy Academy in Asia was held from 10 – 16 October 2022 at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. The programme convened 24 youth from seven countries in south and southeast Asia to equip them with skills to design and implement sustainable energy projects at the community level.

The seven-day intensive programme combined morning theory sessions including presentations and design thinking exercises, with practical afternoon sessions including tutorials and hands on do-it-together workshops to design and build simple solar and electronic systems. Site visits in the vicinities of AIT allowed participants to learn about renewable energy applications and interact with practitioners.


During the week, selected teams worked on a series of design thinking exercises and consultations aimed to refine their project ideas, which were pitched to a small jury on the last day to compete for a YEA Small Grant Award of EUR1000 and virtual mentoring calls after the programme.

TEAM

PROJECT IDEA

Bridge the Gap

Green energy awareness programme for teens in Cambodia

GAWIREA: Girls and women in renewable energy academy

Building renewable energy capacities of women in remote areas of Indonesia

Kalasag Pinas

Adla: Solar-powered light, charging, and Wi-Fi station for disaster relief in the Philippines

Mountain Support (Grant Award Recipient)

Happy schools: energizing off-grid schools meaningfully through collaboration in the Philippines

Shubham

Solar-sourced sand battery heating system for families in Nepal

South Sky

Matahari: solar study kit, Malaysia


The YEA 2022 was carried out in close partnership and collaboration with experts and partners including from the AIT Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Yunus Centre AIT, AIT Community Farm, Yunus Thailand, Klong 6 Community Learning Center in Pathum Thani, Chiangmai University’s Energy Technology for Environment Research Centre, Austrian Biomass Association, and other guest speakers who have contributed with their time and expertise.


For more information on the programme, please follow the link here.