“The two major issues facing Africa are access to energy and clean water – it is on these that we commit to act and offer solutions.”

Samba-profileSamba Bathily, CEO of Solektra INT

Industrial partners


SUMEC Group Corporation (SUMEC), established in 1978, is a key member of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH), a world top-500 enterprise. Growing up in the process of reform and opening-up of China and global economic integration, SUMEC has become an international and diversified modern manufacturing service group focusing on three fields of trade and service (import and export, domestic trade, self-owned brand, integrated solutions, and financial service), engineering contracting (includes environmental engineering, energy engineering, and marine engineering), and investment and development (strategic investment, industrial investment, project investment, and financial investment).


NARI Group Corporation (NARI) is the largest whole set supplier of electric power equipment in China and an active player in the global power industry. NARI is dedicated to providing technologies, products, services and total solutions for customers in other fields like industrial control and railway transportation. Its guiding ideology is to closely focus on the construction of HV power grids and development of smart grid so as to promote R&D, industry development and change of operation management pattern.


Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider which continually works toward realizing its vision of “enriching life and improving efficiency through a better connected world”. Its products, telecom network equipment, and smart devices provide solutions in 170 countries and regions worldwide. Its global investment strategy is fully dedicated to promoting innovation and development in all countries where the group is located.


Vestergaard is an international company headquartered in Switzerland and dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable people, most of whom live in developing countries. Our game-changing solutions contribute to a healthier, more sustainable word by fighting malaria, HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases. Additional company initiatives are focused on mitigating climate change and enhancing food security. Thanks to ambitious projects carried by highly skilled staff members, Vestergaard is a valued and trusted partner to governments, aid agencies, NGOs, and the private sector.


The GAUFF group, headed by GAUFF Engineering offers decades of experience and competence in the professional realisation of complex infrastructure projects in the fields of water, sewage, transport and energy; from its headquarters in Nuremberg, in Germany and all over the world. This requires reliability, integrity and a strong sense of responsibility


LORENTZ is the market leader in solar powered water pumping solutions. Founded in Germany during 1993 LORENTZ has pioneered, innovated and excelled in the engineering and manufacturing of solar powered water pumping. Today LORENTZ is active in over 130 countries through a dedicated network of professional partners. LORENTZ technology uses the power of the sun to pump water, sustaining and enhancing the life of millions of people, their livestock and crops. Simply – Sun. Water. Life.


Lucas-Nülle – Excellence in Technology and Training Solutions
Equipment for Education, Engineering and Vocational Training

For 40 years the Lucas-Nülle company has stood for the development, manufacture and marketing of high-quality, state-of-the-art training systems and education equipment for further and advanced technical, engineering and vocational education. In addition to course offerings covering a wide range of basic theoretical material, project-oriented and didactic training receives special focus.

Civil society partners


The Give1Project is a global organization that aims to engage young people as leaders in creating and building strong and healthy communities. The project accomplishes this aim through the successful operation of a network of hunger relief, health care, civic engagement, housing, legal services, employment training and educational programs. These programs are purposely and strategically designed to assist young men and women through a period of transformation and empower and inspire them to continuously strive for greater social, economic and political participation in their communities, both locally and internationally.


The Fondation Volontaires d’Afrique aims to develop youth employment in Africa, notably by helping young people to launch their projects and become entrepreneurs.


Solektra and the ADS Groupe partner with the NBA to inspire the youth of Africa and bring solar energy solutions to communities around several basketball courts in various countries in Africa. The partnership will be announced at NBA Africa Game 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event also will feature a series of fan engagement, youth development, community service and business events. The first solar energy and basketball court inauguration will take place in Senegal in 2017.