Lagos - More than 80 local students have signed up for the 2014 edition of Go Green in the City.
According to organizers of the event Nigeria leads the entries with 83 out of the 217 students that have applied for the competition from the African\n continent. Other applications are from Algeria (29 applications), Morocco (23), Ghana (18), South Africa (17) and Egypt (12) among others.
Students from Engineering and Business Schools, Master's and MBA Programmes in Africa and from across the globe have until February 15 to sign up at the competition’s website, http://www.gogreeninthecity2014.com.
“The young generation in Africa is increasingly aware of the mounting electricity and energy needs which go hand in hand with social progress and environmental protection. This growing interest by African students is key for Schneider Electric. The challenge lies not only in producing more electricity, but also in generating smart energy so as to enable intelligent growth in Africa,” stated Mohammed Saad, President of Schneider Electric in Africa.
Go Green in the City 2014 is consolidating its reputation as the leading global challenge for green energies aimed at students from Africa and across the globe. To date, more than 1 744 applications representing over 81 different nationalities have been received.
On 28 February 2014, the 100 best teams will be short-listed and have one month to work with a mentor from Schneider Electric to present a synopsis and video outlining their business case. The top 12 teams will then be invited to Paris in June 2014 to take part in the final. The winning team will travel to various Schneider Electric sites across the world and meet with staff and management from the Group. They will also be offered permanent positions within the Group.
– CAJ News