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TEDx Khartoum            30 April 2011The Barefoot Solar Engineers      Doing the impossible ...
The End
Meeting ... Bunker Roy    Our Keynote Speaker At the International Conference    on Appropriate Technology , Kigali, Rwan...
Achieved byBarefoot Solar  Engineers   in 2008
Meet the Barefoot Solar Engineers
The Barefoot College    Founded in 1986 and located in Tilonia, India    Managed by the poor for the poor    Believe th...
Come to Sudan!
Bunker visited  Community-      based Organisations Present at FirstSelection Meeting
Achieved by Sudans FirstBarefoot Solar  Engineers   in 2011
Suliman TayaraAssociation of Small   Zeinab Balandia,Farmers Group          Ruya Organisation         Final Selection
Off to India March 2009
Time to saygoodbye ...
Mirri is onlythe beginning
Ruya Organisation visits Mirri after village selection
Settling in …
Learningother skills …
Not only were theylearning technical skills           … They were exposed to  other cultures whichenhances their ability t...
Barefoot Solar Engineers arriving in Khartoum                                September 2009
Family and Friendsfrom OmbaddaKarror waiting at theairport for theEngineers arrival
There were somany supportersthat there werentenough seats!
An emotional home coming
While waiting for theEquipment … producing  chalk, candles, paper                bags...   Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2010
Organising exhibitions
Equipment arrives (by car,       cart, boat) in Mirri
Work started
The community was always curious and learning from them
They are teachingthe community …  which is how theproject can spread to  other parts of the        Sudan
Some members          from the    Project Village   Committee thatincluded a diverse     set of people
Filling the batteries
Distributing solar     units to each        household
Panels are up in Mirri
Anxiously waitingfor night to come
Think of how much having light will have an             impact on childrens education
That Moment … Light is on in Mirri           February 2011
Next village …Aldorod Tabaldia
Those four innovators have empowered                           themselves
They are one of the wonders of their                      community ...
The engineers and those they train can light the whole of rural  Sudan -- if we …    have pro-poor policies and mechanism...
This is really only the beginning … “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you               and ...
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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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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TEDx Khartoum 2011 - Nuba Mountains Solar Electrification Project

  1. 1. TEDx Khartoum 30 April 2011The Barefoot Solar Engineers Doing the impossible ...
  2. 2. The End
  3. 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. 4. Achieved byBarefoot Solar Engineers in 2008
  5. 5. Meet the Barefoot Solar Engineers
  6. 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. 7. Come to Sudan!
  8. 8. Bunker visited Community- based Organisations Present at FirstSelection Meeting
  9. 9. Achieved by Sudans FirstBarefoot Solar Engineers in 2011
  10. 10. Suliman TayaraAssociation of Small Zeinab Balandia,Farmers Group Ruya Organisation Final Selection
  11. 11. Off to India March 2009
  12. 12. Time to saygoodbye ...
  13. 13. Mirri is onlythe beginning
  14. 14. Ruya Organisation visits Mirri after village selection
  15. 15. Settling in …
  16. 16. Learningother skills …
  17. 17. Not only were theylearning technical skills … They were exposed to other cultures whichenhances their ability to be innovators
  18. 18. Barefoot Solar Engineers arriving in Khartoum September 2009
  19. 19. Family and Friendsfrom OmbaddaKarror waiting at theairport for theEngineers arrival
  20. 20. There were somany supportersthat there werentenough seats!
  21. 21. An emotional home coming
  22. 22. While waiting for theEquipment … producing chalk, candles, paper bags... Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2010
  23. 23. Organising exhibitions
  24. 24. Equipment arrives (by car, cart, boat) in Mirri
  25. 25. Work started
  26. 26. The community was always curious and learning from them
  27. 27. They are teachingthe community … which is how theproject can spread to other parts of the Sudan
  28. 28. Some members from the Project Village Committee thatincluded a diverse set of people
  29. 29. Filling the batteries
  30. 30. Distributing solar units to each household
  31. 31. Panels are up in Mirri
  32. 32. Anxiously waitingfor night to come
  33. 33. Think of how much having light will have an impact on childrens education
  34. 34. That Moment … Light is on in Mirri February 2011
  35. 35. Next village …Aldorod Tabaldia
  36. 36. Those four innovators have empowered themselves
  37. 37. They are one of the wonders of their community ...
  38. 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. 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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