Hooley is founder, president and CEO of Senitizo, a nonprofit organization that provides healthcare services at a clinic in the Central African Republic, one of the poorest countries in the world. Senitizo, which focuses on primary care and community health, with an emphasis on maternal and child care, serves a population of more than 50,000 people
The project is aimed at increasing access to sustainable electricity services for households, businesses, public hospitals and schools in the 15 ECOWAS Member States and 4 other African countries (Mauritania, Central African Republic, Chad and Cameroon), using solar systems.
Fuel subsidy reforms could be the Central African Republic’s solution to driving a more sustainable economy, a World Bank report says. But it highlights also that fuel subsidies benefit mainly and directly the richest segments of the population, while diverting limited fiscal resources from sectors, households, and firms that might need them more.
As the Central African Republic seeks to rebuild its economy and improve the lives of its citizens, the development of renewable energy sources presents a unique opportunity to address these challenges and transform the country’s energy landscape.
MINUSCA is distributing 50,000 solar-powered radios to communities in CAR to improve people’s access to health information and reduce rumors about the illness.