Innovating for Education in Burundi

Stories of UNICEF Innovation

by Eva Guerda Rodriguez, consultant in charge of the digital drums project, Burundi.

To see Eva’s experience first hand, watch this video. 

On the very day of my arrival from Paris to the capital of Burundi, I found everyone busy preparing a talk on energy poverty that would be delivered at … University Lumière. The one thing I knew about Burundi was about its energy poverty, and I owed it to a clip I had seen on the UNICEF Burundi’s Youtube channel. I decided to attend the talk despite being exhausted.

The challenges that were mentioned caught me off guard. What was being described corresponded to the era of « Fairy electricity » in Europe, during the Belle Époque. My thirteen hours of flight had brought me back to the beginning of the 19th century!

It would take another few weeks for me to understand what this situation of energy poverty really…

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