Siemens is to deliver solar energy solutions as part of a humanitarian package of projects to help displaced communities Sudan who have been affected by conflict in neighboring South Sudan.
The energy giant has signed an agreement with Plan International Germany, an independent development and aid organisation which works to protect and advance children’s rights.
Together they will tackle the educational and infrastructure needs of communities in the White Nile state, where access to decentralized energy is urgently required to enable sustainable development. Siemens will begin by supplying hybrid solar solutions to renovate and modernize two schools.
There are over 170,000 refugees living across eight camps in White Nile. According to Plan International data, Sudan sees significant influxes of refugees the White Nile, with the majority being women and children.
“This area is in desperate need of sustainable solutions, said Sabine Dall’Omo (pictured), chief executive of Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa.
“While short-term aid is welcome and much needed, our aim is to provide self-sustaining solutions in education, skills development and training as well as a hybrid energy solution to state benefit the marginalized populations in areas struggling to keep up with the influx of refugees.”