Tag Archives: East Africa

Smart Villages News 110 – East Africa Still A Beacon

Saturday December 10th, 2016 - Smart Villages

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, The Smart Villages Initiative kicked off its global programme in East Africa two years ago. Even though many of us had previous experience of the region through the B4FA… […]

“Jikokoa”: Scaling up clean cookstoves and providing local jobs

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Boston Nyer BURN General Manager, Kenya Location: Kenya “The next step is to get more sustainable fuels into people’s homes”. “The whole impetus is to save trees,” explains Boston Nyer, BURN’s general manager in Kenya. In East Africa, 60% of deforestation is driven by the need for wood and charcoal for cooking. “Our… […]

d.light founder: Solar can leapfrog the grid for people living at the “bottom of the pyramid”

- Smart Villages

Interview with Ned Tozun Co-founder, d.light, a for-profit social enterprise based in China, India, East Africa, and the USA Location: Nairobi, Kenya “Now that the technology has evolved, we want to provide more holistic energy solutions”. After studying and working in engineering, Tozun knew he was “wired” for entrepreneurship. He started “a couple of companies”… […]

James Ogingo awarded IEEE Smart Village scholarship

Thursday June 9th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Congratulations to James Ogingo, winner of the 2015 Smart Villages Energy Innovation Challenge, who has been named an IEEE Smart Village Ambassador! James and Clifford Okoth won our first innovation competition for their start-up Chemolex, a solar home system business based on a system of rechargeable battery exchange.  As an IEEE Smart Village Ambassador, James… […]