Improving Energy Access in Last-Mile Communities of the Niger Delta
I spent the summer working at NDPI (Niger Delta Partnership Initiative), a U.S.-based non-profit established by Chevron Corporation, which coordinates on-the-ground projects through the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), a registered non-profit organization in Nigeria. I participated in the elaboration of a business plan for their Energy Access 2 Prosperity Initiative (EA2P). In particular, I prepared the market analysis for this initiative’s plan.
In fact, PIND created an Energy Cabin, which is a 20-foot off-grid solar system that collects, stores, and distributes clean electricity. Since its creation, The Cabin has demonstrated how it can play a multiplier effect for economic development and prosperity in the Niger Delta’s last-mile communities. I prepared the market analysis in the project business plan, aimed at donors and other blended finance investors, that describes the next stage of scaling under the multiyear EA2P in the Delta region of Nigeria.
In addition, I reviewed the Foundation’s key indicators as part of an effort to develop systems and processes demonstrating and improving Value for Money, in particular on sharing costs and leveraging resources to contribute to the results it has achieved.