Solar energy: A catalyst for transforming lives in West Africa

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Abze Djigma. Photo: UN-OHRLLS

Solar energy is lighting the pathway to a better future for rural youth and women in West Africa; that's according to an engineer from Burkina Faso who attended a recent UN conference in Turkey devoted to the world's Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

The young people are being trained to install and maintain solar panels, water heaters and other items through a project called MAMA-LIGHT for Sustainable Energy.

Princess Abze Djigma, founder of Abze Solar which produces the MAMA-LIGHT line of products, is behind the initiative.

Princess Abze spoke to Reem Abaza who began by asking her if there was a conflict between the need for companies to be profitable as well as socially responsible.

Duration: 3'05"

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