Meet the Young, Female Entrepreneur Who Owns and Operates a Renewable Energy Company in Somalia

Founder/CEO Jasmine Samantar is the brains behind Samawat Energy, a female-founded renewable energy company that provides affordable, off-grid, solar home solutions to residents, small businesses, and communities across Somalia.

Jasmine Samantar, jeune somalienne de 26 ans, à la tête de la startup Samawat Energy

L’Afrique en marche c’est celle de Jasmine Samantar, une jeune somalienne de 25 ans qui a créé Samawat Energy, une startup spécialisée dans les kits solaires. Dans un pays déchiré depuis 27 ans par une guerre civile, elle allie l’audace au courage.

Interview with the Africa Progress Panel

The Samawat Energy team was interviewed by the Africa Progress Panel - Chaired by Kofi Annan. Follow the link to listen to a discussion on renewable energy, off-grid electrification, solar home kits, and the responsibility of the youth and diaspora in deriving new, innovative solutions to local problems.