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International Baccalaureate

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BSc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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M.Sc. Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and Management

International Baccalaureate

Carol was awarded the UWC scholarship to study International Baccalaureate at the Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 2007.

She studied and lived with a wonderful community of 200 students from 100 different nationalities in an effort to foster world peace.

BSc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering

She graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2013 with a 1st Class Honours in Bachelor of Science Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

For her final year project, Carol designed a photovoltaic solar farm to supply electricity to her rural village in Kauma, Homabay County, Kenya.

M.Sc. Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and Management

Carol Ofafa completed her M.Sc. Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Management at the University of Glasgow where she was exemplary and received the Graduate Award for leadership.

Her research focused mainly on the Risk Management strategies employed by transmission utilities in construction of transmission infrastructure.

Research


Micro Grid Academy (Young Talents of the Year Award 2021)

Carol was selected as finalist for the MGA awards where she presented her project on renewable energy to curb the effects of COVID -19 for health centres in Africa. Her work was featured in a publication by BusinessGhana.

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Innovation


Standard Chartered Women in Tech Cohort 4 (January 2021)

Carol's start-up, E-Safiri, was one of the 10 companies selected to participate in the Women in Tech incubation programme, organised by Standard Chartered Bank and iBiz Africa.
The programme will provide mentorship and networking opportunities for scaling the business, as well as the potential to win a US $10,000 grant.

@E-Safiri E-Safiri Women in Tech Programme
Innovation


Better Cities Challenge (Nairobi, Oct 2020)

Carol was among the 25 researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs who participated in the Better Cities Challenge organised by Zuhura-Africa. The bootcamp provided a networking platform for like-minded innovators as well as a training on prototyping, business models, ideation and finally a pitch to investors and a panel of judges.
Carol was the team lead for a pitch on e-mobility charging infrastructure, that went to win the competition and four months incubation of the idea at Waridi Hub courtesy of Zuhura Africa.

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Fellowship


Open Africa Power (Ethiopia, Feb 2019)

Carol was among 60 young Africans in Energy selected to participate in the Open Power Africa Fellowship program, sponsored by Enel Foundation.
As part of the program, she underwent rigorous training on the regulations for universal access to energy by the Florence School of Regulation.
She researched a capstone project and proposed a stand-alone solar charging station for electric motor bicycles in Malindi, Kenya.

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Research


Risk Management in Infrastructure Development (University of Glasgow, Aug 2018)

Carol undertook research on risk management by transmission utilities in a paper called "An investigation on risk management strategies employed by transmission utilities in construction of electricity transmission infrastructure".
This research was part of her Master's Degree at the University of Glasgow.


Innovation


Wind Turbine Farm Design (Great Cumbrae Island, Feb 2018)

Carol was the Lead Electrical Engineering Designer for the Integrated System design project.
The project involved participation of 7 members from different Engineering disciplines.
Together, they designed a wind turbine farm to supply all the electrical needs of Great Cumbrae Island, in North Ayrshire, Scotland, University of Glasgow.


Innovation


Collaborative Design Challenge (University of Glasgow, Dec 2017)

In 2018, Carol participated in the Collaborative Design Challenge, and worked as part of a technical team to design an Interactive inter-disciplinary collaborative system for researchers called Co.Lab, at the University of Glasgow.

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Research


Solar Photovoltaic Network Design (Homabay County, Kenya, May 2013)

In pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree, Carol undertook research & design of the standalone photovoltaic solar farm in Kauma Village, Homabay County, Kenya.
The project was targeted at 200 residents of the village who hadn't yet been connected to the national electrical grid.