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IEEE Smart Village already serves more than 50,000 people in 34 villages via pilots in Cameroon, Haiti, India, Kenya, Nigeria and South Sudan. It’s a proven model.

Learn how IEEE Smart Village delivers immediate, positive impact to the world’s poorest, most energy-deprived populations, by stimulating social enterprise through:

  • Seed-funded micro-utility equipment
  • Start-up expertise and
  • Ongoing training and support.

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The entire community participates in the success of the local electricity business that IEEE Smart Village nurtures, and profits are reinvested in community empowerment through economic development and learning. Following demonstrated success, each IEEE Smart Village partner commits to raising capital to expand the micro-utility program to further enhance village commerce, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities, as well as to empower the improvement of health and sanitation conditions.

Demonstration
IEEE members introducing villagers to the potential of the IEEE Smart Village program. Date: 2013. Location: Haiti. Photo by: Ray Larsen.

Sunblazer Team
Local energy entreprenuers stand near their newly installed SunBlazer. Date: 2015. Location: Haiti. Photo by: Ray Larsen.