Recipe for Success: Sierra Leone

Exactly one year ago, the government of Sierra Leone embarked on a vision to achieve power for all, signing the first Energy Africa compact with the UK government. This resulted in the launch of the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution, a bold initiative to accelerate access to 250,000 homes by end of 2017 and provide universal electricity access by 2025.
Exactly one year ago, the government of Sierra Leone embarked on a vision to achieve power for all, signing the first Energy Africa compact with the UK government. Sierra Leone Energy Revolution, a bold initiative to accelerate access to 250,000 homes by end of 2017 and provide universal electricity access by 2025…
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Workshop: Sierra Leone Compact and Energy Revolution

On Thursday 28 July, Power for All Sierra Leone held a successful workshop to further familiarize government officials with the Sierra Leone compact and Energy Revolution targets and activities, and build awareness of the decentralized renewable sector. The workshop particularly focussed on the actions and ownership needed to streamline the importation of solar products, a key part of the country’s plans to catalyse the decentralized solar market and increase access to energy services.
Sierra Leone held a successful workshop to further familiarize government officials with the Sierra Leone compact and Energy Revolution targets and activities, and build awareness of the decentralized renewable sector…
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Solar Road Show Brings the Energy Revolution to People Across Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, December 21, 2016—A series of solar fairs and activities were held across the country last week, and will continue in 2017. The “Solar Road Show” was held to raise awareness of the power of decentralized solar energy as part of the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, December 21, 2016—A series of solar fairs and activities were held across the country last week, and will continue in 2017. The “Solar Road Show” was held to raise awareness of the power of decentralized solar energy as part of the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution…
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Sierra Leone Makes Bold Commitments to Universal Energy Access

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 22, 2017—The Sierra Leone Government, civil society and private sector joined forces today in a Call to Action on energy access. At the event, attended by the Energy Minister and leading civil society and private sector representatives, each group made powerful commitments to undertake activities that will accelerate the growth of the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) market—vital for reaching 6 million people living in energy poverty.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 22, 2017—The Sierra Leone Government, civil society and private sector joined forces today in a Call to Action on energy access. Sierra Leone Government included taking action to: Enhance the ‘green lane’ tax-exempt importation system for quality solar products Take action to better maintain solar streetlights and encourage Government Ministries to save money by adopting solar Create a comprehensive Energy Revolution market development plan, to be launched in May 2017…
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News Release: Sierra Leone Reports Progress with "Energy Revolution" Campaign

Freetown, Oct 28, 2016 -- The Government of Sierra Leone today provided an update on the progress of its Energy Revolution initiative to supply basic power to all of its citizens by 2025.
Sierra Leone today provided an update on the progress of its Energy Revolution initiative to supply basic power to all of its citizens by 2025. Sierra Leone was created with 17 initial members Mechanisms to create access to finance for the sector are being explored with national and international actors…
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News Release: Community and Civil Society Organizations join the quest to bring clean power to Sierra Leone

Freetown, Nov. 22, 2016 -- Today, community and civil society organizations came together to support the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution, and join the quest to bring clean solar power to all by 2025.
Sierra Leone Energy Revolution, and join the quest to bring clean solar power to all by 2025. Sierra Leone are working to improve the livelihoods of the country’s 7 million residents and create long-term sustainable development…
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Sierra Leone Energy Revolution Picks up Pace

Innovative financing proposals and local media support for energy access were the outcomes of two workshops held in Sierra Leone to propel the Energy Revolution. At the events, Power for All brought together stakeholders to drive engagement and collaboration in support of the country’s efforts to help families and businesses gain energy access.
Innovative financing proposals and local media support for energy access were the outcomes of two workshops held in Sierra Leone to propel the Energy Revolution. Sierra Leone, on the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy Kevin Johnston, Renewable Energy Advisor at PRESSD, on the organisation’s schools campaigns which are enabling communities to buy clean, solar power Robin Mansaray, Director of Renewables at the Ministry of Energy, on the government’s work to accelerate energy access by including decentralized renewables into the energy mix A second workshop brought together representatives from all commercial banks and micro-finance institutions in the country, officials from the government and members of the Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone, as well as international investors Sunfunder, the UK Department for International Development, the World Bank and the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association, who gave presentations on best practices in raising finance for the sector from around the world…
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Sierra Leone Energy Revolution Picks Up Pace

Innovative financing proposals and local media support for energy access were the outcomes of two workshops held in Sierra Leone to propel the Energy Revolution. At the events, Power for All brought together stakeholders to drive engagement and collaboration in support of the country’s efforts to help families and businesses gain energy access.
Innovative financing proposals and local media support for energy access were the outcomes of two workshops held in Sierra Leone to propel the Energy Revolution. Sierra Leone, on the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy Kevin Johnston, Renewable Energy Advisor at PRESSD, on the organisation’s schools campaigns which are enabling communities to buy clean, solar power Robin Mansaray, Director of Renewables at the Ministry of Energy, on the government’s work to accelerate energy access by including decentralized renewables into the energy mix A second workshop brought together representatives from all commercial banks and micro-finance institutions in the country, officials from the government and members of the Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone, as well as international investors Sunfunder, the UK Department for International Development, the World Bank and the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association, who gave presentations on best practices in raising finance for the sector from around the world…
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Sierra Leone Launches Energy Revolution

President Ernest Bai Koroma opened Sierra Leone’s first-ever national conference on decentralized renewable energy yesterday, pledging energy access for all of the country’s seven million people in less than a decade. The goal, with a focus on household solar solutions, is part of the government’s post-Ebola recovery plan. Currently less than 12 percent of people in urban areas have access to modern energy, around one percent in rural regions.
Sierra Leone’s first-ever national conference on decentralized renewable energy yesterday, pledging energy access for all of the country’s seven million people in less than a decade…
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News Release: LOCAL Banks explore ways to support the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution

22 SEPTEMBER 2016: Today, representatives from all commercial banks and micro-finance institutions in Sierra Leone join officials from the government and members of the Renewable Energy Association in a workshop to establish ways the financial sector can help to catalyze the household solar market to accelerate energy access.
Sierra Leone join officials from the government and members of the Renewable Energy Association in a workshop to establish ways the financial sector can help to catalyze the household solar market to accelerate energy access…
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