Hydrogen Academy

Explore the future of hydrogen with the Hydrogen Africa Academy.

Hydrogen Africa Education & Outreach (HAE&O) Working Group

Welcome to graduate studies at Esdutiar Univeristy, a world-claWelcome to the Hydrogen Africa Academy, your gateway to comprehensive knowledge, innovation, and expertise in the dynamic world of hydrogen technology and sustainable energy solutions.ss institution of higher education in the heart of New York City. Our graduate student body of nearly 4,500, representing over 120 countries embodies the diverse, inclusive, and socially-minded spirit that shapes our world.

Aims

Hydrogen Africa aims to share information on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including the status, challenges, opportunities, and initiatives (particularly on policies and programs) across African countries.

Engagement

Hydrogen African Engages in events and activities targeting a broad range of stakeholders including policymakers and government officials at the federal, state, regional and local levels, as well as stakeholders from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, associations, and other decision-makers.

Expectation

Hydrogen African Convenes student education and outreach events in each African country. Examples of activities include developing fact sheets, communiques, webinars, compilation of funding, programs, and policies in each member country related to hydrogen and fuel cells, as well as a snapshot of hydrogen infrastructure by country and the number of demonstrations and deployments for different applications.

Hydrogen Africa Skills Task Force

  • The Hydrogen Africa skills task force aims at enabling African countries to streamline hydrogen skills development efforts through knowledge sharing to develop a database of hydrogen value chain skills and training, and to propose recommendations, in particular for new adopters, for building the foundation of a sustainable hydrogen workforce.
  • The database and associated report(s) are expected to be a resource for government, industry, international organizations (UN, international funding institutions and foundations, NGOs etc.) and training institutions in partner and non-partner countries.
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Are you a student looking to learn about hydrogen and fuel cells?

Hydrogen Africa wants to hear from you! Don’t miss out on this chance to apply your research and creative design skills to learn more about the world of hydrogen and win a cash prize

As part of the Hydrogen Africa Student Infographic Challenge, participants will research, interpret, and create a succinct, engaging infographic about a topic related to hydrogen and fuel cells. Through this challenge, students gain foundational knowledge about the field of hydrogen and fuel cells, develop research and design skills, and explore their creativity. This challenge provides a great opportunity to learn about this important field of energy research in a fun, engaging way. It also offers you the chance to expand your portfolio, connect with other students and professionals, and work alongside the next generation of hydrogen and fuel cell advocates, scientists, and engineers.

Regulations, Codes, Standards, &Safety (RCSS) Working Group

  • Hydrogen African Aims to share information, lessons learned and best practices with a focus on hydrogen safety, as well as the harmonization of codes and standards developed by relevant industry code and standards development organizations.
  • By coordinating at the government level, RD&D programs can be developed to address challenges, including regulatory barriers that may be identified through RCSS WG activities.
  • Examples of past activities include round robin testing and protocol dissemination for high pressure hydrogen storage tanks and development of templates to share infrastructure reliability and safety data across countries.
  • Foster dissemination of critical information to relevant stakeholders, particularly related to the safe production, distribution, storage and utilization of hydrogen.
  • Share incident databases and training resources for code officials and first responders among the countries to avoid duplication and leverage knowledge and resources. 

Active Task Force(s): Hydrogen Production Analysis (H2PA) Task Force

  • Aims to trigger a process and take initial steps to develop a mutually agreed upon methodology for determining the greenhouse gas and other pollutants’ emissions associated with the production of hydrogen.
  • Application of this methodology will help facilitate the market valuation and international trade in ‘clean’ hydrogen by recommending a common approach established by several countries.
  • The adoption of any results is not mandatory and is subject to each member’s discretion, depending on each member’s circumstance.
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Secondary (ages ~13 to 18) and university-level students from hydrogen Africa member countries are eligible to enter. Each pool of applicants will be judged separately. Students may work alone or in groups of 2-4.

Infographics are an important tool for delivering information in a quick, accessible, and visually appealing format for all audiences. The combination of text and visuals can serve a variety of purposes, from constructing an engaging narrative to expressing dense or technical information in a concise, straightforward way.

Students will research and design an infographic that is suitable for a public audience and is related to hydrogen and fuel cells in some way. Some possible topic areas include:

Basics of hydrogen and fuel cells.

International status of hydrogen & fuel cells

Status of hydrogen & fuel cells within the student’s or team’s home country

Hydrogen and fuel cell applications

Current field research

History of fuel cell technology development

Hydrogen safety

Participants will email their completed infographics to academy@hydrogen-africa.com  with the subject line “hydrogen Affrica Infographic Challenge Submission.” Your infographic should be in English, submitted as a high-resolution PNG, PDF or JPEG file and labelled as follows: “Country name institution name-last name.” Please note that submitting a version of the infographic in your native language is optional and will not impact judging or selection decisions.

When you submit your infographic, please include the following information in the body of the email message:

Your full name (or the full names of all your team members)

Your age (or the ages of all team members)

Institution

Country

Email address

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