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Solar panels illuminate the lives of poor households in Burundi

In Burundi, most households in peri-urban and rural areas do not have access to electricity. The average per capita electricity consumption is among the lowest on the African continent and is 23 kWh/year, compared to an African average of 150 kWh/year.

This video of Objective 2030 initiative, shows how the use of renewable energy sources, as a substitute for traditional means of energy production, improves living conditions from a health point of view and allows the development of small economic activities.
The project in question aims to increase the supply of photovoltaic systems in the peri-urban area of Bukirasazi 2, north of Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. The aim is to create solar installations for the benefit of poor households as well as in a school, while encouraging the creation of income-generating activities such as sewing, hairdressing, recharging telephones, etc.

  • Emilienne Lionelle NGO-SAMNICK
    Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD)
    Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD)
  • Inoussa Maïga
  • Ade MUZAZI
  • Inoussa Maïga
  • Philomène MANIRAKIZA
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Au Burundi, des panneaux solaires illuminent la vie de ménages démunis
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 9, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • SDGs in Action Film Festival
    New York
    United States
Distribution Information
  • Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD)
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Emilienne Lionelle NGO-SAMNICK, Claire SCHIETTECATTE

Lionelle Ngo-Samnick is a program manager of the Institute of La Francophonie for sustainable development, an international organisation that is at the forefront to implement and monitor the sustainable development goals, mainly for the disadvantaged and poor in Africa. She is a global expert on sustainable development, citizen participation on global goals. She has worked extensively with various soft arms, including mass training and field projects support and communication at many levels (local, national and international). She launches the initiative (Objectif 2030) to increase the initiative (Objectif 2030) to increase the comprehension and implementation of SDG by people.

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Without the engagement of people, the SDG remain an ideal