“What is the Future of Appropriate Technology in the Developing World?”

Boureima Kabre, founder and director of Burkina Energy and Appropriate Technology, will discuss his efforts to launch local production of renewable energy products as a means for greater economic and gender empowerment in rural communities.

Monday, May 16, 2016 to Monday, May 16, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

 

Boureima Kabre is the Founder and Director of Burkina Energy and Appropriate Technology, a locally run social enterprise promoting sustainable energy access in rural communities of Burkina Faso, West Africa. BETA has successfully installed over 4000 solar panels and lamps in rural areas of Burkina Faso. Mr. Kabre will discuss his efforts to launch local production of renewable energy products as a means for greater economic and gender empowerment in rural communities.

Boureima Kabre was born and raised in the rural Center-East Region of Burkina Faso, West Africa. Mr. Kabre has over 30 years of experience in local development. He is the Founder and Director of Burkina Energy and Appropriate Technology (BETA). BETA is a locally run social enterprise engaged in the promotion of renewable energy to decentralize rural electrification and launch related local enterprises. Over 4000 solar panels and lamps have been introduced into the Center-East Region by BETA. Mr. Kabre was honored by Powéo of France for his work in the renewable energy sector with their 2009 Grand Prize. Mr. Kabre holds a Masters 2 in Social Sciences and Economics, specializing in solidarity economy and market logic, from Institut Catholique de Paris, and aMasters 1 in Contemporary Societies from Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Introduction by UCLA Alum, Dr. Dena Montague.


Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day parking available in lot 3.

UCLA African Studies Center310-825-3686

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Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, African Studies