“Will our lights last?” – Kingsley from Ghana

In 2014, when I began my postgraduate studies at the University of Ghana in Accra, I was greeted with a severe power shortage, also known here in Ghana as “dumsor”. The inability to utilize the day fully meant forfeiting the night. Due to the high costs of accessing electric generators, many families are left in … More “Will our lights last?” – Kingsley from Ghana

One Young World Summit inspires – OFID sponsored delegate Florian Weninger tells his story

  The One Young World Summit 2016 took place September 28–October 1 in Ottawa, Canada. OFID was once again proud to sponsor the attendance of 25 young leaders, some of whom have shared their unforgettable impressions with us.  Florian Weninger, 22, from Austria, is studying for a Masters in Petroleum Engineering at the University of … More One Young World Summit inspires – OFID sponsored delegate Florian Weninger tells his story

“We have our electricity back” – Kevin from Kenya

A newly operational heavy fuel oil power plant, co-financed by OFID’s private sector facility, is delivering on Kenya’s urgent demand for reliable energy, promising to catalyze local industry and already making a world of difference to nearby communities. Home to some 140,000 people, Athi River in Kenya boasts over a half dozen cement and steel … More “We have our electricity back” – Kevin from Kenya

“For every end, there’s a new beginning” – Anahit from Armenia

“My family and I were preparing for another cold winter, it was an ordinary day and I was busy with daily household routines. My sons went to the forest to cut some trees for firewood to warm our little ones. But, that day, along with the cut down tree, my son’s life was interrupted – … More “For every end, there’s a new beginning” – Anahit from Armenia