Hydroélectricité Idjwi
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Status

Ongoing

Started

November 2015

Members

30

Country

DR Kongo

Place

Bugarula (Insel Idjwi)

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Status

Ongoing

Started

November 2015

Members

30

Country

DR Kongo

Place

Bugarula (Insel Idjwi)

Project Background

Since our actions are have global consequences, the challenges of our planet can only be solved by working together. In order to work successfully in this interconnected world, it is necessary to develop an understanding of the values and the backgrounds of others and to view the world in its entirety.

We have set ourselves the goal of enabling intercultural exchange through technical projects and at the same time supporting people in improving their living conditions. Our field of activity is energy supply, in which we draw inspiration from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 7. Its aim is to enable access to an affordable, sustainable and modern source of energy for all people on earth by 2030.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo the economical development of rural areas is hindered by insufficient access to electricity. With our project we aim to support the extension of a hydroelectric power station as well as the installation of a power grid on the north side of the island Idjwi in South Kivu. Due to its exposed location, Idjwi is not connected to the state power grid, despite a total population of 300.000. Ideally, the secure and affordable access to electrical power will facilitate entrepreneurship in craft and trade sectors, which are currently limited in their abilities due to the lack of (limited?) electrical power, while also helping to boost the local economy. Furthermore, access to electricity will support hospitals, schools and the local administration in extending and improving health care and education.