Who are we?

electriciens sans Frontières

Electriciens sans frontières, French international NGO and registered charity, has been fighting since 1986 against inequalities of access to electricity and water throughout the world. With the support of our 1200 volunteers and through partnerships with local actors and using renewable energies, we make access to electricity a lever for human and economic development.

The Energy of Development

Our objective is to improve the living conditions of the poorest populations, making electricity and water access a lever for economic and human development.

We build our projects systematically associating these levers for development and environmental stakes! Our 8 development levers are: access to quality water, food security, health, education, community life and security, training, economic development and the fight against climate change.

We use renewable energies to reduce energy poverty to fight against climate change and to promote the energy transition.


Voluntary and committed, either in France or anywhere around the world, they are many today who write the humanitarian and solidarity history of our association.


We prioritise collective services, we train local stakeholders and we participate to the creation of income generating activities to ensure the sustainability of our projects.


97 % of our projects use renewable energies. Our action is structured around two aspects: the mitigation and the adaptation.

Our history

  • 2019

    Electriciens sans frontières increases its international recognition. In 2019 we received the UN award for climate innovation at the COP25 for resilient infrastructures on the island of Dominica and the Zayed Sustainability Prize following the training program conducted in the heart of the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
  • 2017

    The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Electriciens sans frontières signed a partnership for the management of humanitarian emergencies: 10 major players in the electricity sector, companies or corporate foundations, have been associated with this agreement and are mobilised to carry out emergency operations in the best conditions.
  • 2014

    Electriciens sans frontières obtains the French label “Don en confiance” (Giving in confidence), following an audit period of almost a year, carried out by instructors from the organisation Don en confiance.
  • 2013

    Electriciens sans frontières reaches more than 1000 committed volunteers and obtains public utility recognition.
  • 2004

    The NGO took action for the first time in an emergency situation after the devastating tsunami on Gan Island (Maldives). Alongside the French Red Cross and the French association Secours Catholique, the mission allowed the rehabilitation of more than 500 houses, 1 hospital, 1 school and road infrastructure.
  • 1986

    The NGO was born from the desire of some employees in the electricity sector to put their skills at the service of international solidarity projects by using energy as a lever for development


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