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…

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Towards a Governance on Energy in Africa ?

The entire Solektra International team has been working on the 2016 development plan knowing that incredible progress has been made since 2014 – but that there is still a long way to go to electrify Africa. We are proud of what we have achieved to date with programs in 15 countries, through the Akon lighting…

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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…

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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…

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