2018 applications open shortly.

Applications for 2018 will open shortly. 

Every year or two we embark on a search for bright young minds with a passion for making a difference and addressing the problem of Energy Poverty in Africa.  Other aspects of Renewables or Energy in general are not our focus area - there are many institutions that focus on those areas; not many of Access and Poverty.

Applications will close on 24 September 2017, when we will need to work through the submissions, identify those most aligned with our goals and shortlist candidates for interviews and assessment.  We usually make an announcement mid-November, so once you have submitted, please don't expect any news before then.

Keep an eye on the Facebook group, the best place to pick up breaking DBREV news:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dougbanks/


The Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision is a South African initiative aimed at building intellectual capital in the field of Renewable Energy. 

Dr Doug Banks was a man who was passionate about meeting Africa's energy challenges through the development of Renewable Energy. Through a deep understanding of people and technology, Doug was able to speak to and shape national renewable energy policies.  A number of young professionals owe their career choice to Doug's enthusiastic mentorship. 

This initiative is set on finding undergraduate students, preferably from an engineering, scientific or technical background who are willing and able to carry forward Doug's passion and vision.

The Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision Trust has been formed by friends and colleagues of Dr Doug Banks who, after his untimely death in July 2008, decided to create something that would become a legacy of a truly remarkable man.


SANEA Energy Rendezvous

Our Scholars Kim Pillay & Kyle Swartz will be part of a panel of four post-grad students who will be presenting at the SANEA Energy Rendezvous, co-hosted by DBREV,  on Wednesday 26 July, 5.30pm for 6pm, at the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction in Green Point. 


DBREV will be joining SANEA Membership as an Associate Member. This will allow the DBREV community to attend the event for free.   (While members attend free of charge, there is a charge for non-members).

We have an opportunity to present DBREV and its objectives to a broader community of persons and organizations interested in many different aspects of the energy world.  PLEASE RSVP as soon as possible, as we need to supply approximate numbers.  Thank you to those who have already replied.

Contact details -    email : info@dougbanks.co.za,    post: P.O.Box 13022, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7705, South Africa  

 
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