Cameroon Demonstrates ISV Three Pillars

March 26, 2018 | 4:06 pm

Entrepreneurship, Energy and Education are the foundational principles that set Smart Village apart. The latest update from Igniting Africa in Cameroon demonstrates all of the benefits of this approach.

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

IEEE Awards $1.2 Million for Off-Grid Energy Entrepreneurs

December 23, 2017 | 8:57 pm

Projects to Receive Funding in 2017-2018 for Sustainable Energy Businesses in Africa, Papua New Guinea, and India; Goal to Provide Electricity and Educational Opportunities for Millions

PISCATAWAY, NJ – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity, announced that IEEE Smart Village (ISV) has granted $1.2 million in new funds for selected sustainable energy projects with a potential life-changing impact on up to seven million people around the world. ISV, an IEEE Foundation Priority Initiative, is dedicated to … Continue reading IEEE Awards $1.2 Million for Off-Grid Energy Entrepreneurs

IEEE Smart Village Named a Finalist in UN-DESA Grant

November 21, 2017 | 4:44 pm

$1M Award granted to one organization per year

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, or DESA, recognized IEEE Smart Village as a finalist in its 2017 “Powering the Future We Want,” grant cycle. The UN program selects one winner every year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbpvY9K4cOA <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbpvY9K4cOA>   The award was announced at a ceremony on November 21st at the United Nations Headquarters in … Continue reading IEEE Smart Village Named a Finalist in UN-DESA Grant

Lingshed Village Enjoys Electrification

October 29, 2017 | 5:43 pm

Monastery featured in NatGeo program celebrates 1 year of electricity

Its been a little more than a year since the Lingshed Monastery was energized by the Global Himalayan Expedition and IEEE Smart Village.  This village was featured in a National Geographic program, BreakThrough: Power to the People http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/breakthrough-series/episodes/power-to-the-people/ which aired in June, 2017.  The villagers have now setup the Himalayan Innovation Centre (HIC) at Lingshed School … Continue reading Lingshed Village Enjoys Electrification

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