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I arrrived in Nairobi from London a little after dawn. This is my first time in Kenya, and in sub-saharan Africa. I will be working with Renewable World here for three months, before moving on to Nepal, helping to develop their Community Implementation Model. This is the bespoke process model by which RW’s programmes are implemented, and the organisation’s knowledge of using renewable energy to reduce poverty is operationalised.
A personal note from Renewable World trustee and vice chair Sarah Donnelly on the importance of distributing solar lighting in rural communities hit by the Nepal earthquake.
When we heard news of the earthquake in Nepal our first thought was for our staff in Kathmandu and for the communities we work with. Once pictures and news started coming through we realised the full scale of the destruction. Loss of lives, homes and livestock meant that many people had been left with nothing.
In February this year, Renewable Energy Consultant Andrew Tod packed his bags and headed to Nicaragua to project manage our Mahogany project, providing household solar systems to families within the Mahogany Reserve in partnership with regional partner blueEnergy. In this latest blog Andrew begins to adjust to life in Nicaragua as he works to identify the communities most in need of our support.
Andrew Tod is a volunteer with blueEnergy. He is working directly with Renewable World to manage the implementation of our recently launched Mahogany project, bringing solar lighting and solar powered enterprise to households within the Mahogany Reserve. Andrew previously worked with RES and we are very happy to have his support for the next year. In his first blog from Nicaragua he describes his arrival in Bluefields, his home for the next year.
For those in love, it is one of the most important dates in the calendar, but for those who are not so lucky, it can be a sad, lonely, and downright miserable day.
As I sit on the train on the way back from a Renewable World meeting with a colleague, I reflect on how I made the transition to senior management in an NGO.
In mid-December a team of delegates from UNICEF visited our Renewable World showcase technology site in Saptari, Nepal where young people were actively engaged in commissioning, operation and management of the new technology.