From Kenya and Tanzania to Nigeria and Ivory Coast, off-grid African communities are embracing solar energy
Guleed Wilik proposed a business idea to help the people of the herd and the farmers, and he has a great deal of creativity. This trader, Guled Wilik, is a Somali scholar and Continue Reading
The sun rises and sets in rural Jowhar, Somalia, the same way it does in Phoenix. In order to make sure both places get the most out of it, Guled Wiliq has to start with the basics.
Somalia’s energy economy is as challenging as you’ll find anywhere. Diesel generators are the country’s biggest power source. Electricity, which is largely non-existent, is prohibitively expensive. Nearly everyone cooks with firewood, charcoal and even animal dung, which cause harmful indoor air pollution.
While financing continues to be a major hurdle, momentum in many African countries to advance their energy access goals is clearly a priority. That was the clear takeaway of an all-day SEforALL Africa Workshop – organized by the African Development Bank, the SEforALL Africa Hub and other groups – last Friday in Lisbon.
LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Providing clean energy to Somalis, including those uprooted from their homes in the conflict-torn country, could both improve lives there and provide new opportunities for entrepreneurs, the U.N. Continue Reading