Over the past week, the three co-founders of International Solektra, Akon, and Samba Bathily Thione Niang, have actively participated in exchanges organized in Paris at COP 21.
They have welcome the launch on 1 December, the launch of the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) developed by the group of COP 21 African negotiators led by Mr. Seyni Nafo
On December 2, Akon explained alongside the President of COP 21, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, the importance of NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) or National Plans for the fight against climate change.
End of the week, many interviews were organised with international media to draw their attention on renewable technologies and explain that they have now become cos-effective and worth the inevstment. Further discussions with potential new partners likely to provide new equipment or financial support, also took place.
On December 6, the three co-founders attended a high level meeting at the conference of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) “REenergising the future” in the presence of economic and political leaders like Mr Ahmed Belloul, CEO of Masdar, Adnan Amin, Director General of IRENA or Arias Canete Miguel, European Energy Commissioner.
While hoping for a positive outcome to the negotiations of the COP 21, the entire team of Solektra International is now preparing for the next step: the inauguration, on 15 December, the Solar Academy in Bamako