Solektra International’s update on COP 21

Over the past week, the three co-founders of International Solektra, Akon, and Samba Bathily Thione Niang, have actively participated in exchanges organized in Paris at COP 21. They have welcome the launch on 1 December, the launch of the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) developed by the group of COP 21 African negotiators led by…

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Joining forces to fight back climate change

Solektra international teams at COP 21 in Paris to call attention on climate financing for developing countries and present Akon Lighting Africa as best-in-class case study On November 30th, the 21st Conference of Parties on Climate (COP 21) will open in Paris, with an objective to align all member countries on clear targets and policies to…

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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…

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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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Akon is featured in leading African online business publication How we made it in Africa

Akon is featured in leading African online business publication How we made it in Africa while explaining how energy access helps to create basic infrastructure in Africa – thus paving the way for more investments to be made over the continent. Read the article about Akon Lighting Africa initiative and its unique business model: http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/why-rb-star-akon-developed-a-financing-model-for-solar-energy-in-africa/52244/ Read Akon’s messages…

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Akon’s interview in The Guardian – Why for profit initiatives make a difference when it comes to energy access in Africa

As night falls across Africa bustling cities light up and neighbourhoods begin to buzz, fed by traffic from well-lit roads. In the countryside, meanwhile, villages are plunged into darkness, shutting down the night-time economies of rural communities as restaurants and shops close and children light candles to do their homework. For Akon, the US-based rap star, the…

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