The STAIRE project aims to strengthen the fishery industry in Senegal through the integration of renewable energy (RE). The sector is of crucial importance for the country, as fish is vital for the local diet. However, fishermen are usually unable to store, process and transport the goods properly due to the lack of energy availability and the relatively high energy consumption for these activities, which in turn are costly. By integrating renewable energy sources, fishermen will be able to handle food adequately and thus generate a stable income.
Within the framework of the STAIRE project, an interdisciplinary certificate course is being developed at the Université Gaston Berger (UGB) in cooperation with business partners. The students learn in a practice-oriented curriculum how renewable energies can be applied in the fishery sector.