The Global SDG 7 Hubs and Precise will be collaborating over the next few years to design multiple programs around innovation and incubation in Ethiopia, each of which will aim to further the network of grassroots-level energy champions in the country. There is immense potential for the introduction of productive use of energy technology within the Agriculture and Livestock sectors right from the input stage to the retail stage of the supply chain. The partnership combines Precise's experience with agricultural and allied innovation and incubation programs in Ethiopia with the knowledge partner SELCO Foundation's track record of implementing sustainable energy delivery models for rural populations in India.
“With cross learning hubs connecting India, East Africa, and West Africa, programs can be designed in a manner that keeps the end-users at the center of the climate and development agenda and blurs boundaries from a learnings perspective. The partnership with Precise allows us to demonstrate the strength of collaboration and its impact on the design and pace of implementation” said Huda Jaffer, Director, SELCO Foundation.
“Partnering with the SELCO - Global SDG 7 Hubs to deliver transformation for local farmers and small businesses allows Precise to make sustainable energy-driven assets and technologies more affordable. Business, program and portfolio strategies on which we’ll conceive, design, and build the next generation of transformative enterprise, products and platforms will now have energy efficiency and clean energy as a key catalyst” added Henok Assefa, Precise CEO.