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Project: Low-Carbon Economy Transformation through Sustainable Energy Modernization and Access in Lesotho (LETSEMA)

This project aims to equip the National University of Lesotho and the Bethel Business and Community Development Centre in Lesotho with the necessary resources. The goal is for them to deliver equitable, innovative, digital, and future-oriented quality education and research on sustainable energy that encourages diversity, inclusivity, and the creation of green jobs.

Project information

Project manager at Linnaeus University
Brijesh Mainali

Other project members

  • Krushna Mahapatra, Ashmin Aryal och Charafeddine Mokhtara, Linnaeus University
  • Mika Korkeakoski and Osku Haapasaari, University of Turku, Finland
  • Moeketsi Mpholo, Leboli Zak Thamae, Retselisitsoe Thamae, Seroala Tsoeu-Ntokoane, Tsita Molapo and Matsoso Mothala, National University of Lesotho, Leshoto
  • Ivan Yaholnitsky and Puleng Mosothoane, Bethel Business and Community Development Centre, Leshoto

Participating organisations
Linnaeus University, University of Turku (project lead), National University of Lesotho, Energy Research Centre, Bethel Business and Community
ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union
7/2023 - 7/2026
Sustainable Energy Technology (Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology, Faculty of Technology)

More about the project

Low-Carbon Economy Transformation through Sustainable Energy Modernization and Access in Lesotho (LETSEMA) is a capacity building project developed for Lesotho institutions. The general objective of LETSEMA is to provide Bethel Business and Community Development Centre (BBCDC) and National University of Lesotho (NUL) with the appropriate resources to promote diversity, inclusivity, the creation of environmentally sustainable jobs, and economic growth. It seeks to provide fair, digital, and future-oriented education on sustainable energy.
LETSEMA plans to achieve this by enhancing NUL's and BBCDC's institutional capabilities in management, administration, monitoring, and evaluation, while also fostering global collaboration through networks, mobility, and projects.
Additionally, LETSEMA aims to increase the accessibility of high-quality digital learning opportunities and sustainable energy research to vocational students and higher education institutions in Lesotho. Moreover, LETSEMA strives to improve NUL's and BBCDC's capacity to offer excellent hands-on learning experiences in sustainable energy through various initiatives like student projects, practical placements, laboratory work, and entrepreneurial activities.
Linnaeus University is primarily responsible for work package four, related to maintaining the quality of project outcomes by monitoring and evaluating implemented trainings and activities and develop a joint research proposal in the area of sustainable energy systems in the topic of common interest.

The project is part of the research in the Sustainable Built Environment Research (SBER) research group.