Transforming Energy Access in Africa with SmartKlub’s African SCENe Initiative…… Join us to innovate and change lives.

Empowering Communities through Sustainable Energy

SmartKlub is proud to present African SCENe (Sustainable Community Energy Networks), a pioneering initiative dedicated to revolutionizing energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over 600 million people in the region live without electricity, hindering their growth and potential. African SCENe aims to change this narrative by turning schools in informal settlements (slums) into Community Energy Hubs (CEHs), providing affordable, reliable renewable energy while enhancing nutrition, education, and clean energy awareness.

Our Vision:

At SmartKlub, we envision a future where clean energy is accessible to all, driving climate action and enabling children in off-grid and informal settlements to achieve their full potential. Through innovative business models, we propose creating CEHs to foster sustainable energy practices, empower communities to control their energy production, and support the delivery of  a modern IT and laboratory based curriculum that requires electricity by powering IT and laboratory facilities.

Why Partner with Us?

  • Proven Impact: Our 3-year, 10-school pilot in Nairobi, Kenya, will demonstrate the economic and social viability of CEHs. By prioritizing school needs during teaching hours and supporting revenue-generating activities after school, we create a sustainable model that can be scaled across Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Innovative Business Model: We employ a blended finance approach, combining a one-off 25% impact grants with 75% commercial loans, ensuring the financial sustainability of our projects.
  • Extensive Expertise: Our consortium includes inspiring businesses, non-profits, and academic institutions. SmartKlub, along with partners like the University of Nottingham, Edu-Cater Global, and Map Kibera, brings unparalleled knowledge in energy technology, community engagement, and educational enhancement.

Research and Development Focus:

Join us in exploring key R&D topics essential for scaling our initiative:

  1. Energy timetable management to balance school and community needs.
  2. Revenue collection through innovative solutions like M-Pesa.
  3. Implementing STEM and digital literacy programs for sustainable education.
  4. Developing scalable funding models for appliance capital.
  5. Creating low-cost assessment methods for broader project reach.
  6. Measuring impact to justify SDG and carbon savings.
  7. Establishing a “widget showcase” for social equity services.
  8. Training local installers and maintenance personnel to build a skilled workforce.

Become a Partner in Change:

Collaborate with SmartKlub to bring sustainable energy to communities in need. Our initiative aligns with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG13 (Climate Action). By partnering with us, you will contribute to a transformative project that not only provides clean energy but also improves educational outcomes, fosters local economic development, and enhances community resilience.

Contact Us:

Be part of the solution. For more information on how you can collaborate with us and drive meaningful change, please contact David Morgan at SmartKlub:

David Morgan
Email: davidm@smartklub.org
Phone: +44 07876564043

Together, we can create a brighter, sustainable future for Africa.