Energy and Environment

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Country of the Week: Burundi

Burundi is a cultural mosaic based on local tradition, agricultural influence, and strong community connections. The Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Christopher Smith, had the message for the YALI Network in Burundi: First, let me thank you for your service to Burundi and the YALI network. Your contributions...

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Country of the Week: Namibia

Did you know that Namibia is home to the world’s oldest desert? Geographically vast, Namibia is filled with spectacular natural attractions. As a result, the landscape entices visitors with a thriving ecotourism industry. From lodges and reserves to extreme sports, Namibia welcomes the adventurous spirit within all of us! Apart...

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Reducing time and cost of renewable energy

We have all heard about the importance of reducing our carbon footprints and choosing to go green. However, the two main arguments people have for choosing not to go green are “I do not have time” or “I cannot afford it.” Time and money are inconveniences that have influenced individual...

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YALI Network member Esther Kromah — a leader in green farming

Esther Kromah is a YALI Network member from Liberia who has used her education and knowledge to help farmers in her community. After completing her studies in agriculture at the Booker Washington Institute, Esther noticed the high amount of spending by local farming groups to purchase inorganic fertilizer. Esther wanted...

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Japan joins Power Africa, with a focus on geothermal technology

A campaign to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa just got a boost. Japan has joined Power Africa, an initiative President Obama announced in 2013. Japan has committed to bring 1,200 megawatts of power online. As part of its agreement, Japan will work with African governments to develop renewable...

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Solar power gives light and jobs where both are most needed

It’s a community effort in Seaview, in Nelson Mandela Bay on South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Mongezi Gobodo, an electrician for Mandela Bay Electrical (MBE), trains local residents to install solar panels in communities that aren’t connected to the power grid. “Now we’ve got the solar panels, and they are working...

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