23 October, 2020 News

ARE Member WRP awarded funding to train seven solar companies in Francophone Africa on how to transform their off-grid sales results

19 October 2020 – With an award from ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of its commitment to the Scaling Off-Grid Energy (SOGE) Grand Challenge for Development, ARE Member Whitten & Roy Partnership (WRP) has been awarded grant funding to support scalable, innovative, third-party training solutions to the off-grid solar home system sector’s workforce needs in sub-Saharan Africa. WRP has created the Leadership for Solar Workforce Development program and is currently accepting applications from organizations who are interested in participating.

The Leadership for Solar Workforce Development programme will train leaders from seven solar companies in Francophone countries across sub-Saharan Africa on how to transform their sales results. WRP will train and consult two senior leaders from each company to address all strategies, actions, and operations in order to build healthy and vibrant sales organizations where leadership, sales, and management personnel can learn, adapt, and succeed. The aim of this program is to significantly impact sales performance by helping each organisation establish robust and consistent business practices in relation to recruiting, training, and managing their workforces, resulting in a healthy corporate culture of performance, greater employee satisfaction, lower employee turnover, and higher customer satisfaction.

The selected organisations will form a learning cohort that will receive in-depth consulting, training, coaching, and mentoring services from WRP over an 8-month period. This program is being made available at a highly subsidised rate for each participating organisation, and it aims to transform company leadership to be more effective in building and executing their sales strategy, including hiring, managing, coaching, and training in order to build a more productive household solar workforce that can drive results and growth for each company and the solar sector as a whole.

Applications closes: 12 November 2020

Participation detailshttps://www.wrpartnership.com/solardevelopment