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Lighting up kakuma refugee camp

Lighting up kakuma refugee camp

Renewable Energy and Greentech




Innovate For Refugees First Edition 2017


Innovate For Refugees First Edition 2017


The technology underpinning the two legs of this project are distinct: REFUNITE will be responsible for the roll out of a Bluetooth enabled mesh communication network that allows free of charge, offline communication and distribution of information throughout the camp by using the REFUNITE mobile application. Pawame to drive electrification and connectivity in the camp through the distribution of its solar home system on an 18 month pay-as- you-go/rent- to- own model with affordable daily payments of $0.45. In addition to being a charging solution that supports the use of smartphones, the solar home systems will also provide the conventional benefits of nighttime lighting (up to four lights), as well as appliances such as radio and TV.

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Hella Bennani

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