CAREforSeven stands for Clean, Affordable, Accessible and Reliable Energy, representing the United Nations’ 7th goal for universal access to clean and reliable energy by 2030.
CAREforSeven's journey began early February 2017 when 14 individuals were selected by the UK based nonprofit World Merit to join other 16 teams as part of WorldMerit360, one of the largest and most prestigious global gatherings for implementing solutions to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), organized in partnership with the United Nations itself.
We are 14 young energy professionals from over 11 countries and across 4 continents who came together by our common interest to bring affordable and clean energy to communities that lack it. Our members are from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Kurdistan, Palestine, Italy, Egypt, the United States, the United Kingdom and Pakistan. Our team has a combined 35 years’ experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors: we are PhDs, master students, policy analysts, economists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who invented products and implemented solutions.
Individually in our countries, we are committed to bringing clean cooking fuel to villages, reliable electricity to hospitals and schools and affordable energy to residents facing rising costs. Together as a team, we are driven by our belief that collaboration and diversity yield greater results. Our shared team values are respect, responsibility and dedication to serve our communities.
In September 2017, our team will be pitching our project in front of a prestigious audience at the British Parliament in London during this year’s WorldMerit360 event. Learn here how to support us!
Quick Facts About Our Team Members