In 2017, following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Électriciens sans frontières, in partnership with Novéa, intervened in the islands of Dominica and Saint Martin. Thanks to the installation of Novéa streetlights it was possible to restore light in public places.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3144" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo Credit : Électriciens sans frontières[\/caption]\r\n\r\nEnsuring security and maintaining social life among the people is one of the missions of Électriciens sans frontières. Electricity contributes to the security of public places, allowing residents, especially children and women, to move once night has fallen. It also guarantees the development of the social life of villages in the evening, the pursuit of economic activities and study in schools at night. In emergency situations, it can recharge mobile phones to restore communications, illuminate reception and rescue centers and reassure people.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3143" align="aligncenter" width="427"] Photo Credit : Électriciens sans frontières[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAfter this first collaboration, Novéa Énergies, specialist and leader in the design and manufacture of solar street lighting systems, wanted to make a long-term commitment to Électriciens sans frontières. Thus, in 2019 a partnership agreement with financial support, was signed between these two actors. This commitment will help expand the actions of Électriciens sans frontières and help other vulnerable populations.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3147" align="aligncenter" width="427"] Photo Credit : Électriciens sans frontières[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAbout the NGO:\r\n\r\nÉlectriciens sans frontières, international solidarity NGO, fight against unequal access to electricity and water in the world. With the support of our 1300 volunteers and in partnership with local actors, we promote economic and human development using renewable energies.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3146" align="aligncenter" width="427"] Photo Credit : Électriciens sans frontières[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAfter winning the UNO Climate Action Award at the end of September 2019 for its project in the island of Dominica, Électriciens sans frontières is in the final of the Zayed Prize for Sustainable Development for its actions in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.\r\n\r\nThe project aims to train in renewable electricity and entrepreneurship to help improve the alarming sanitary and social conditions of Rohingya refugees. ESF is one of the three organizations selected by the international jury for the "Energy" category from more than 2,300 applicants! The winner of the award will be selected from the top three finalists at Abu Dhabi Sustainable Development Week in January 2020.