The Renewable Energy Association Sierra Leone, REASL, on May 3, 2018 hold a networking event for companies, NGOs, Individuals and Government Ministries and Agencies hosted at the Hub Hotel, Wilberforce.
The purpose of the event is to bring together business people and other actors in the renewable energy sector to interact and share information. It was also a call to encourage more companies to sign up to REASL membership and also urging existing members to honour their annual subscription.
On September 28th 2017, GIZ/Energising Development (EnDev) together with the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Department for Alternative Energy Studies and the Wonder Stove producer Westwind Energy, conducted a workshop on testing improved cook stoves.
Participants of the workshop were representatives and students from GTI, enrolled in Renewable Energy studies, students from Y.W.C.A. enrolled in the Food and Beverage course, representatives of the Environmental Foundation for Africa (EFA),
In July 2017, the Renewable Energy Centre at the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Kissy Dockyard, Freetown, conducted a Laboratory Week on Solar PV installation for women only.
The objective was to “boost” the female students. A total of 43 students are currently enrolled in the Solar PV Technologies NTC at GTI, 15 of them are girls in their first year.
The students from the Renewable Energy Course at the Government Technical Institute (GTI) at Kissy Dockyard, Freetown, were asked to write a short essay on what motivated them to enroll in the 3 year course.
The Ministry of Energy Sierra Leone, has installed and hands over 8471 solar street lights in the fourteen district headquarter towns across the country.
On the 19th January, 2018, the Ministry of Energy Sierra Leone, in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP), launches two energy policies – the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies – at the British Council Auditorium Hall Tower Hill, Freetown.
The Ministry of Energy with support from the Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit has developed the “Electricity Sector Reform Roadmap (2017-2030)”.
It was officially launched on Friday, 8th of September 2017 at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel Conference Hall in Aberdeen, Freetown.
The people of Bayama community in Kono District, Eastern Sierra Leone are now benefitting from a solar charging center provided by the PRESSD project which was installed in October 2016. The facility was part of an effort by development partners to alleviate poverty and increase the socio – economic activities of the people of Bayama.
EnDev in collaboration with Government Technical Institute and the Westwind Energy management takes 40 students from the Government Technical Institute's Renewable Energy Department on a field trip to Wonder stove workshop on November 9, 2017.
SOBA holds a two days MRU Energy Investment forum.
Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA) – is a UK Aid private sector development funded program – that uses a market systems approach to facilitate pro-poor economic growth in Sierra Leone and its Mano River Union neighbours.
During the visit to the so called “Solar Toilet” in Bo, Mary J. Lebbie, who is one of the three employees, working at the facility, shared information about the project. The sanitation centre, located next to the Waste Management Centre in Bo, opened in 2016 and was supported by Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and GIZ/EnDev. The energy is supplied by solar panels installed on the rooftop of the new built building.