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Fatou Njie dropped out of school at age 17 but soon developed an interest in solar power after seeing other young women in her community learning to install solar panels.She has now trained around 80 students – many who also dropped out of school and hopes to help more women to become independent and self-sufficient.
The Guard-Africa Initiative will catalyse conversations towards the accelerating implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Niger, Cameroon, Zambia, Botswana, Morocco, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Gabon.
The project, financed under the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) with support from USAID and Power Africa, involved the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 120.6 kW solar PV off grid containerized mini grid with battery storage, grid interface, and remote monitoring systems.
In his quest to make Barra community worth living at night, Abdoulie Jagne recently sponsored provision and installation of some solar street lights installed in some strategic junctions in the community to discourage and expose the hideout of the hoodlums operating in the area at night.
The Gambia government has launched a four-year energy project at a tune of 7.2 million Euro which seeks to support 23 local communities with solar or wind electricity.
In order to support the Energy Nexus issues, the National Platform will facilitate the implementation of incentives to promote the uptake and dissemination of the targeted EE solutions on large scale in different sectors, geographical areas and target groups.

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