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…

Special report Akon Lighting Africa and Solektra international in September 2015 issue of Le Magazine de l’Afrique (Fr)

Lancé il y a 18 mois, le programme d’électrification de l’Afrique promu par le chanteur sénégalo-américain Akon étonne par ses méthodes et par ses résultats.   Il y a deux ans, j’ai rendu visite à ma grand-mère à Kaolack, au Sénégal. Pas d’électricité, on fonctionnait au kéro- sène. Je me suis dit, ce n’est pas…

The co-founders of Solektra Int. will present efforts to address Africa energy crisis at a special panel organized by Africa 2030

23 September 2015 – Thione Niang, co-founder of the Akon Lighting Africa initiative, presented efforts to address Africa energy crisis at a special panel organized by Africa 2030, a platform set up by the l’avant-garde Network and Gobee Group. He focused his remarks on the objectives and motivations of the 3 cofounders when they launched the project, results to…

Samba Bathily invited at ECOWAS Sustainable Energy forum in Abidjan, Ivory Coast 16 September 2015

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and its partners are organizing the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Policy and Investment High Level Forum from 14th to 18th September 2015 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Established in 1975 via the treaty of Lagos, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a 15-member regional…

Solektra Int recruits 10 west african engineers trained at 2iE Institut

As part its corporate social responsibility'(CSR) and strong commitment to contribute to developing a skilled workforce and creating jobs in Africa, Solektra Int recruited ten West African engineers trained at the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Ouagadougou. Launched 7 years ago to support the growth of both African economy and population, 2iE is…

World Water Day

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world, with every year a focus on a specific issue. In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’. It’s about how water impacts to…