Prysmian has signed a three-year partnership agreement with the NGO ESF to contribute to sustainable development of the poorest countries
Prysmian France has just signed a three-year partnership agreement with the Non-Governmental Organisation Electriciens sans frontières (ESF – Electricians without borders). Founded in 1986, the NGO is committed to improving the living conditions of disadvantaged populations and contributes to sustainable development of the poorest countries in areas with low access to energy and water. It currently counts about 1,000 volunteers who work in 136 on-going missions and projects in 35 countries.
ESF also puts its expertise at the service of other NGOs to secure their electrical installations worldwide. Furthermore, it is involved in emergency and rehabilitation missions in areas affected by humanitarian crisis, as was the case in 2004 during the tsunami in Indonesia, or in 2010 after the earthquake that hit Haiti.
The first project in which Prysmian and ESF joined forces is the Saponé project in Burkina Faso. The NGO is currently addressing the association Solidarité Santé Brest’s request to improve and strengthen the energy supply of the 27 Medical Centers with Surgical Antenna (CMA). The NGO helps improve the conditions of access to care and supports patients with reliable and secure access to electricity, optimising the different power sources and providing energy supply.
The ESF teams also provide training to the medical staff to guarantee good use of facilities, and to the technical team of the center about the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities. The material supplied by Prysmian will be used in the second stage of the project for the upgrading and securing of the electrical installations of the buildings.
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