Cocoon is pleased to announce that the renewable energy project it is sponsoring, Energy For Old Fadama has taken the strategic decision to incorporate and rebrand itself as The African Solar Cooperative (TASC), with a wider focus and belief that the project has longer term ambitions that are not solely confined to Old Fadama or to use its official name Agbogbloshie.
TASC has electrified 40 community buildings in Agbogbloshie; including all community schools. Since incorporation TASC has been accepted onto the UN’s Energy Access Practitioners Network, which brings together governments, the private sector and civil society to build upon and create transformational changes in the world’s energy systems.
David Boyd of The African Solar Cooperative ‘I am really proud of how far TASC has come and our incorporation and rebranding is one of the first steps in securing the long-term future of the organisation. Energy poverty is a global issue. During our 3 years of work I have come to the conclusion that the only solution is energy parity. Providing lights where there were no lights is a start, but the end must provide everyone with access to energy parity. Only then will poverty truly be eradicated.’
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