Ngeh Ernest Bach and his family come from a remote village in the Northwest region of Cameroon called Njap where he grew up with little to no access to basic electricity. Ngeh recalls his first time in a bigger town where he was amazed with the presence of electricity. To put it in perspective, according … Continue reading PowerAfrica 2018 Celebrates ISV Volunteer Ngeh Ernest Bach
As of March, 2018, Igniting Africa’s solar energy program is now operational in three villages in Northwest Cameroon. These include a 10KW, a 4.8KW and a 1.2KW power station in Konene, Ilung and Adere villages. Before the advent of power in these communities, life was tough for the villages, especially the youth. With the reliable … Continue reading Cameroon Demonstrates ISV Three Pillars
Several IEEE Smart Village leaders led discussions at the 2017 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in San Jose, CA. Now in its 7th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.
By Monica Rozenfeld When Tara McCartney first learned about IEEE Smart Village more than a year ago, ISV was just investigating possibilities in India. McCartney understood the country’s infrastructure and policy challenges as the founder, in 2013, of United for Hope, a nongovernmental organization that helps people in rural communities access clean water and electricity, … Continue reading IEEE Smart Village Supports New Solar Ventures in India
While the electrical energy we generate comes from the sun, a group of ISV volunteers generated support for our programs with their muscles! IEEE staff and volunteers running on behalf of the IEEE Foundation raised more than $7k leading up to the annual Rutgers Half- Marathon Run, which took place on April 9, 2017.