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Power Up campaign calls for investment in green energy to tackle the climate crisis

Power Up is uniting and amplifying African voices in pursuit of climate justice, including organizations powering up communities most affected by energy poverty. Dr Sheila Oparaocha, Director of the ENERGIA Network, said: “At COP27, taking place in Africa, world leaders can deliver climate justice and change the course of history with action to invest in affordable, sustainable energy that leaves no one behind.” Africa’s trailblazers call for change The growing list of frontline organizations backing Power Up includes: Smiling Through Light – Providing affordable solar lighting to families in Sierra Leone, using a woman-to-woman sales model. Ignite Power – delivering solar-powered irrigation to Rwanda’s farmers. Zonke Energy – bringing clean energy to off-grid township communities in South Africa, with mini-grids designed for urban settings. Kakuma Ventures – bringing solar-powered Wi-Fi to one of the world’s largest refugee camps, supporting skills and entrepreneurship.

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Ignite started working months ago to provide solar refrigerators to remote clinics

“Ignite started working months ago to provide solar refrigerators to remote clinics” 2020 is still not over, but can already be crowned as one of the most challenging years humanity has known in a long time. The spread of Covid-19 throughout the world, the prolonged lockdowns that followed it, the high numbers of patients and mortalities, the economic damage, all of these and more have hit almost every country around the globe, with disastrous effects that will stay with us for decades to come.

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Ignite broke affordability records: “affordability should be the sector’s number one priority”

Ignite broke affordability records: “affordability should be the sector’s number one priority” Ignite Power’s offering, launched in early 2020, reportedly broke affordability records after it enabled families living in remote Rwandan villages to purchase solar home systems for less than US$1 (Rwf 860) each per month.

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Ignite Power is now providing underserved communities with affordable solar-operated TV sets

“Ignite Power is now providing underserved communities with affordable solar-operated TV sets” For many years, Africa has been home to many of the greatest development challenges on earth with hundreds of millions living in remote, underserved communities without home electricity, access to clean water, or proper medical service.

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Open International Tender: call for submissions.

Connecting all people to power is an ambitious, long journey and we are looking for the right partners to join us.