The Somali Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce Survey sought to better understand the current and future labor force needs to effectively grow the Somali renewable energy sector, and gain insight to inform efforts to enhance the relevance and quality of in-country training programs. The survey, carried out with executives at fourteen renewable energy companies (including independent power providers), found that there is an evident gap in the supply of technically-trained laborers versus the demand for qualified workers.
RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET OVERVIEW
The Somali energy market has grown in recent years, as a result of increasing demand for and consumption of energy products and services. Yet the distribution of these products (particularly into rural areas) remains disparate and expensive, making them largely inaccessible to portions of the Somali population.