Akon and Partners to Bring Mission of Lighting Up Africa to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Akon Lighting Africa initiative co-founders see ADSW as opportunity to cement partnerships and engage youth on sustainability Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 January, 2016: Grammy-nominated American singer, rapper, and solar energy entrepreneur Akon will join his Solektra International partners Samba Bathily and Thione Niang at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the Middle East’s largest gathering…

Highlights of the inauguration of the Solektra Solar Academy on December 15 in Bamako (Photos)

“With the Solektra Solar Academy, we want to create a powerful ecosystem around solar technologies” announced the three co-founders of Solektra International, Akon, Samba Bathily and Thione Niang. They mobilized a vast network of partners towards this goal, including the Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Mahamah Kappiah. An ambitious…

Launch of the Solektra Solar Academy to support the Akon lighting Africa initiative

Driving Africa’s growth with a new solar generation Bamako, 16 December 2015 – Akon, Samba Bathily and Thione Niang, co-founders of Solektra International, the company that launched the Akon Lighting Africa program, have just concluded a historic day in Bamako with the official inauguration of the Solektra Solar Academy. Expected to open in January 2016, this…

Solektra International receive awards from West African Power Industry Convention for its Akon Lighting Africa Initiative

The Solektra International’s team is very proud to announce that it received on November 24th in Lagos two awards from the West African Power Industry Convention: the Akon Lighting Africa project was recognized successively “BEST RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT 2015” and “CSR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR”. This recognition, which comes coms from industry experts and other…