Moun yo swaf Kouran / “People are thirsty for power”

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This article was originally published at ENERGY ACCESS PRACTITIONER NETWORK By: Drew Lebowitz, Operations Director, Sigora Haiti   The road that winds down to Môle-Saint-Nicolas is a deserted track, littered with cactus, scrub brush and rocks. Amidst one of Haiti’s most sparsely populated provinces, its dramatic and secluded bay is set…

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Fighting Energy Poverty With Renewables And Sustainable Economics In Haiti And Beyond

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This article was originally published in FORBES: There have been many aid programs designed to bring electricity to off-grid communities in Haiti, but once funding for a project runs out, then what? Without ongoing capital for maintenance and repairs, the infrastructure wears out and communities are left where they started.…

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Sigora International Selected to Join Agora Accelerator Class of 2017

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Sigora Haiti is pleased to announce that its parent company, Sigora International, has been selected to join the Agora Accelerator Class of 2017. Through its flagship Accelerator program, Agora Partnerships strives to accelerate the shift to a sustainable economy by providing entrepreneurs who are intentionally building businesses that solve social and environmental challenges…

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Sigora Haiti Presents Mole Pilot on Sidelines of COP22 UN Climate Change Conference

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Andy Bindea, CEO of Sigora International, spoke at the ‘ElectriFI 1st Round Invitation Results’ event on the sidelines of the Marrakech COP22 UN Climate Change Conference on Wednesday 16 November 2016. The ‘Electrification Financing Initiative’ (ElectriFI) aims to generate business opportunities in rural electrification by supporting the private sector. The…

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Hurricane Relief Campaign Update: Over $90,000 Raised

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On October 14th Sigora Haiti launched an ambitious campaign to help thousands of people whose homes and livelihoods had been devastated by Hurricane Matthew stay dry, stay healthy, and plant a food and cash crop in time for the last harvest of the season. To date, the campaign has raised over $90,000, underscoring the generosity…

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Sigora Haiti Participates in Haiti Funders Conference in NYC

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Today Sigora’s Vice President of Operations Drew Lebowitz participated in a panel discussion on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, at the 3rd Annual Haiti Funders Forum hosted by the Haiti Development Institute, FOKAL, and the State University of New York (SUNY)  at…

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Sigora Haiti features in ‘Empowering Haiti’ Mini-Doc

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Clean energy solutions do more than fight climate change – they change lives. These stories from Haiti prove it! A new mini-documentary called “Empowering Haiti” — produced by Greentech Media’s Julia Pyper with support from the Ptarmigan Foundation — looks at how clean energy is providing many benefits to the…

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BUILDING BETTER: WHY DECENTRALIZED ENERGY INCREASES RESILIENCE

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This article was originally published at POWER FOR ALL   By Joe Rafalowicz The need to develop disaster resilience is now core to development programs working with the poor. When it comes to electricity access, centralized energy grids are often the first to fail when a disaster hits – they are vulnerable…

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