+256 783 021722

©2020 by Enlight Institute.


Solving human capital for clean energy in East Africa.

Enlight works with off-grid and mini-grid solar companies across East Africa to solve their last-mile human capital challenges. Let us help you today.


Our Services

The clean energy industry is booming across East Africa, but human capital has remained one of the biggest challenges for companies and organizations operating at the last mile, impacting growth and profitability. Since 2016 we've been working with last-mile distributers and other partners across East Africa to unlock the skills gap, thus driving youth employment and a growing, profitable green energy ecosystem.


Last-Mile Recruitment

We work with local schools & NGOs to recruit and help yonboard for new employee agents and contractors.


Training & Coaching

Training and ongoing coaching in technical, sales, communications, leadership and professional skills by our network of trainers across the country.


Consultancy Services

Including curriculum development, training of trainers, & field project management.


The Team

Jay Patel, Co-Founder & CEO

Jay first conceptualized what became Enlight in 2016 while at he was Co-Founder & Vice President at Village Energy, an Ugandan last-mile solar distributer. Prior to that, Jay spent 5 years at Google in advertising sales, operations and marketing. Jay is a 2017 Acumen East Africa Fellow and 2018 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Awardee. Jay has a BA in Economics and Political Science from University of Pennsylvania.

Ania Zuzek, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Before co-founding Enlight, Ania was the Director of Training at Village Energy in Uganda, where she oversaw recruitment & training of staff and agents. She is an education specialist with a focus on emergency refugee education, with prior experience with United Nations Development Programme and various education NGOs in Latin America & India. Ania has an MA in International Affairs from the School of International Affairs at Columbia University (SIPA).

Esther Nakiryowa, Program Manager

Esther has 10 years experience in project planning, implementation and management. Esther formerly worked at Save for Health Uganda, where she oversaw a network of Community Health Insurance schemes with a client base of 25,000 subscribers, as well as at Akola Academy, where she managed skills development and financial inclusion programs targeting rural women in Busoga Region. BA in Adult & Community Development from Makerere University, and Certificate in Project Planning & Management from Uganda Management Institute.

Grace Nanteza, Lead Technical Trainer

Grace joined Enlight's team at the very beginning and a former secondary physics and math teacher, with expertise in off-grid and mini-grid solar systems, and has led trainings across rural Uganda. She has a BsC in Education and MsC in Physic from Makerere University with research in solar.

Diana Nanjala, Logistics Coordinator

Diana is a former junior consultant at Challenges Worldwide and researcher with USAID / Sustainable Outcome for Children and Youth (SOCY) project. She also supervised loan portfolio audits at UGAFODE Microfinance – Uganda. Diana has a BA in Social Sciences from Makerere University.


About Us & Partners

Launched in 2016 and formally incorporated in 2018, we are a US-registered public benefit corporation & social enterprise headquartered in Uganda. Alongside founding partner Signify Foundation, we work with numerous local and international partners.


Contact Us

If you are a business or organization interested in our services, email us or submit your information below and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days!

For individuals interested in attending our training or employment programs, check out our blog or social media for all current/future opportunities!

Plot 435 Gyagenda Rd, Kampala, Uganda

+256 783 021722

Enlight 1.jpg