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16 december 2015 Launch of the Solektra Solar Academy to support the Akon lighting Africa initiative Driving Africa’s growth with a new solar generation

Dec 16, 2015

Bamako, 16 December 2015 – Akon, Samba Bathily and Thione Niang, co-founders of Solektra International, the company that launched the Akon Lighting Africa program, have just concluded a historic day in Bamako with the official inauguration of the Solektra Solar Academy. Expected to open in January 2016, this training center will be the first institute in Africa entirely dedicated to solar technologies. Appointed as Director, Patrice Dangang announced an ambitious program to train annually 200 skilled workers, technicians and engineers from all over Africa.
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Solektra Solar Academy
Solar academy : what for?
Democratizing solar solutions
Promoting a 360° approach
Becoming a reference institute
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General trainings
Specialized trainings
A la carte trainings
Calendar 2019-2020
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Solektra Solar Academy certificate
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Official launch

International sensitization campaign 2015-2017

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Address real issues
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Solar solutions to support Africa's industrial development
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Tumba village
MIG plant in Diamniadio
60 solar locality in Maly
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Solar streetlamp assembly lines