Context: The International Solar Alliance (ISA) conducted its 5th regional meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
ISA grants have facilitated the implementation of nine solar power demonstration projects in Uganda, Comoros, and Mali. These projects included the solarization of rural healthcare centres and primary schools in these countries.
- ISA also launched the SolarX Startup Challenge, promoting entrepreneurship and clean energy in Africa.
- The Global Solar Facility aims to boost innovative solar technologies in Africa through private investment and guarantees.
Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda. Kigali Genocide Memorial documents the 1994 mass killings in Rwanda, associated with the country’s civil war.
Rwanda is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa, where the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa converge. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.