From left Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, REG CEO and Dr. Bryan Willson Director Energy institute Colorado State University during signing ceremony at REG Headquarters
Rwanda Energy Group (REG) and Colorado State University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework of cooperation between the two institutions.
REG Chief Executive officer, Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, signed on behalf of REG while Director Energy, Dr. Bryan Willson, signed for the Colorado state university.
The two institutions are seeking cooperation in the areas of energy research, economic development and potential commercial activities that support vision 2020/2050 activities.
“REG is looking forward to deepening its relationship with Colorado State University to support the promotion of Rwanda’s energy sector,” said Mugiraneza. This MoU is a window and starting point for other cooperation activities with Colorado State University”. “We are expanding our collaboration with different institutions, and we are therefore looking forward to a very strong collaboration with Colorado State University.” Mugiraneza added
The MoU will ensure that there is an exchange of staff for industrial training aimed at providing an opportunity to experience and learn more about industry and apply theoretical and practical skills.
The joint energy research activities will help bridge the research-policy gap, both to better inform energy research on pressing policy issues and to bring energy research more to the attention of policy-makers and government Rwanda.
Dr. Bryan Willson expressed optimism about the outcome of the collaboration. “We are very honoured to be associated with this prestigious institution, REG, which has done a lot in Rwanda energy sector and is a beacon of social and economic development on the region,” said Dr. Bryan “We hope this collaboration will be a success story.”
The parties agreed to mobilize staff and corporate entities most suitable to advise, consult, plan and support joint REG-Colorado State University (CSU) collaborative projects. CSU agreed to work closely with the appropriate REG point of contact
From left Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, REG CEO and Dr. Bryan Willson Director Energy institute Colorado State University after signing MOU at REG Headquarters