Solar Without Borders

Solar Without Borders

Case Description

Solar without Borders is an organisation that aims to match interesting business opportunities with real-world needs. Many villages in Africa (and across the world) still lack a basic, reliable supply of energy important for access to basic human rights/needs: hospitals, schools, etc. However they do already have an abundant source of energy: solar power. Solar without Borders aims to tap into that source and help local villages understand and take advantage of solar power. This is no easy feat, however. A brilliant idea is in place, but it hinges on the motivation and willingness of the people on site. This case discusses the human resource and leadership challenges of operating in a culturally different context, specifically to foster the right balance of motivation to power a fundamental change effort.