Electriciens sans frontières was invited to the International Workshop of the Francophone Network of Energy Regulators in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, as a player in off-grid rural electrification.
Alexandre Anjuere, Managing Director of Electriciens sans frontières, attended the joint workshop organised by RegulaE.Fr and the European Commission (TAF) in Kinshasa from 11 to 14 July 2023.
We were delighted to be invited to take part in this major event, where we were able to share our expertise and commitment to bringing electricity to isolated rural communities. Our flagship project, “Café Lumière“, was highlighted at this workshop dedicated to off-grid electrification.
The meeting brought together more than 20 energy market regulators, who had the opportunity to share their experiences and meet private and public players and associations such as Electriciens sans frontières.
➡️ To find out more about our Café Lumière solution, an article is available on our website.
➡️ Watch the speeches by our Managing Director Alexandre Anjuere.
The key points of our intervention:
LEAVING POCKETS OF HYBRID AND UNCLASSIFIABLE INNOVATION FOR THE MOST DISADVANTAGED
- The presence of civil society players at this symposium shows that we are not forgetting the most disadvantaged, and that there is a place for exchanging ideas and finding lasting solutions.
CONTINUING TO WORK TOGETHER TO ADAPT OUR SOLUTIONS TO COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS
- The wealth of knowledge we have acquired as a result of this workshop means we can adapt our responses to the context, and have a more precise understanding of the regulations so we can continue to work together.
- We would like to acknowledge the support we have received from all the authorities for our Electriciens sans frontières projects. We continue to work with regulators, governments and businesses to find sustainable and inclusive solutions.
Other examples of Electriciens sans frontières projects:
– Dominica: equipping essential services with photovoltaic installations that can be dismantled in the event of a hurricane.
– Lebanon: reducing energy bills and reliance on fossil fuels, and decarbonising to ensure resilience.
DG INTPA (European Commission)