Power, Water, Housing, Income are key issues in Gambia. Having access to power lights, power-tools and a laptop is essential for Youth participation and development of the local & international economy. Link here to Urban Colours
The Brisbane UN Declaration on Engaging Communities is still among the most important documents the world has signed for communities. What do you think?
Citizens everywhere know major industrialized nations are failing to meet their pledges on the Paris Agreement.
In Australia we struggle politically with Tony Abbott and his gang of no-sayers who want Australia to pull-out of the Paris Agreement. Yet we know that “Bold” Climate Action could deliver $26 Trillion In economic benefits through 2030. You can find a summary of the Paris Agreement here more on with Wikipedia.
Making Solar accessaible through markets is critical for capacity building through sustainable economic development. The trouble is local DIY information on how to build small off-grid solar power systems is hard to find.... locally!
Kepsize Muhammed Jah is a singer, song-writer with a strong message to leaders in The Gambia. The Gambia is Africa's smallest country. The Gambia is poor (cripplingly poor), with over a third of its population some 1.7 million surviving below the United Nations poverty line of $1.25 a day. Future outlook.
A problem with the Solar Power Market in places like The Gambia means there is high cost and difficultly to connect to the power-grid. As well, NGO's support appears to believe LED lighting is the only power poor households require. Yes, this helps but what about the powering Laptops and Power Tools for the youth. We need to advance the true value of capacity building by making use of Portable Solar Power.
In the West, there are now all kinds of innovative Solar products being offered to business, travellers, adventurers, campers for off-grid purpose. It is time solar manufacturers and transport companies aimed their supply toward regional areas of the world where the unbanked poor could also be given more affordable access to opportunities now possible with Portable Solar Power.
Solar Sytems dont need to be big and expensive to be useful and effective. We now have Portable Solar Power and many do-it-yourself (DIY) ways we can turn the suns energy into electricity. The idea is to learn more about how to make practical and doable constructions that help those in most need gain safe, affordable access with better information to Portable Solar Power.
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