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TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project
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TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project

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Presentation on Solar Electrification Project in Nuba Mountains at TEDx Khartoum 2011 Event

The presentation gives a narrative of project story and the changing experience of the Barefoot women solar engineers of Sudan.

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  • 1. TEDx Khartoum 30 April 2011The Barefoot Solar Engineers Doing the impossible ...
  • 2. The End
  • 3. Meeting ... Bunker Roy Our Keynote Speaker At the International Conference on Appropriate Technology , Kigali, Rwanda, November 2008 Described his Barefoot College approach for:  Community partnership  Collective decision making  Learning by doing A quiet revolution in:  Ethiopia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Mali, Mauritania, Cameroon, Rwanda, The Gambia, Benin, Uganda, Tanzania
  • 4. Achieved byBarefoot Solar Engineers in 2008
  • 5. Meet the Barefoot Solar Engineers
  • 6. The Barefoot College Founded in 1986 and located in Tilonia, India Managed by the poor for the poor Believe that formal education is not a condition to become an engineer  Focus on illiterate and semi-literate rural women, most are grandmothers who never left their village − Practice v Theory … Paper v Community Qualification Follow Mahatma Gandhi simple life and work style Their approach has been applied in 13 States in India and a number of the least developed countries around the world  It simply works!
  • 7. Come to Sudan!
  • 8. Bunker visited Community- based Organisations Present at FirstSelection Meeting
  • 9. Achieved by Sudans FirstBarefoot Solar Engineers in 2011
  • 10. Suliman TayaraAssociation of Small Zeinab Balandia,Farmers Group Ruya Organisation Final Selection
  • 11. Off to India March 2009
  • 12. Time to saygoodbye ...
  • 13. Mirri is onlythe beginning
  • 14. Ruya Organisation visits Mirri after village selection
  • 15. Settling in …
  • 16. Learningother skills …
  • 17. Not only were theylearning technical skills … They were exposed to other cultures whichenhances their ability to be innovators
  • 18. Barefoot Solar Engineers arriving in Khartoum September 2009
  • 19. Family and Friendsfrom OmbaddaKarror waiting at theairport for theEngineers arrival
  • 20. There were somany supportersthat there werentenough seats!
  • 21. An emotional home coming
  • 22. While waiting for theEquipment … producing chalk, candles, paper bags... Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2010
  • 23. Organising exhibitions
  • 24. Equipment arrives (by car, cart, boat) in Mirri
  • 25. Work started
  • 26. The community was always curious and learning from them
  • 27. They are teachingthe community … which is how theproject can spread to other parts of the Sudan
  • 28. Some members from the Project Village Committee thatincluded a diverse set of people
  • 29. Filling the batteries
  • 30. Distributing solar units to each household
  • 31. Panels are up in Mirri
  • 32. Anxiously waitingfor night to come
  • 33. Think of how much having light will have an impact on childrens education
  • 34. That Moment … Light is on in Mirri February 2011
  • 35. Next village …Aldorod Tabaldia
  • 36. Those four innovators have empowered themselves
  • 37. They are one of the wonders of their community ...
  • 38. The engineers and those they train can light the whole of rural Sudan -- if we … have pro-poor policies and mechanisms in place learn from and invest in models that workAlthough this is a community led/owned project -- we need to … Thank all who donated to, or facilitated, a step in the project, but those are too numerous to mention. Find them on: http://www.yaarti.net/barefoot/barefootinsudan.html But most of all -- we need to … Salute the courage and resilience of those women...
  • 39. This is really only the beginning … “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi

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