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Solar Aid - Jamie McCloskey

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The Linklater Pavillion

Railway Lane

Lewes

BN7 2FG

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Head of Programme Funding Jamie McCloskey will speak about the work of Solar Aid and its mission.


SolarAid is an international charity, founded in 2006 to combat poverty and climate change. We provide access to solar lights in Uganda, Malawi and Zambia to help catalyse solar markets and eradicate the kerosene lamp. https://solar-aid.org

17th January 7.00pm - Linklater Pavillion - There is a small charge of £3.00 including booking fee to cover our costs for this event, once these are covered any surplus will be shared with Solar Aid.

In Africa, where SolarAid works, night falls early and the only light available to 600 million people is the flickering, toxic and highly polluting flame of the kerosene lamp. It is hard for most of us in the developed world to truly imagine what that’s like.

SolarAid exists to kick-start solar markets while at the same time using philanthropic funding to fund its retail operation, SunnyMoney.

In a nutshell, SunnyMoney sells solar lights to African people without making a net profit, which means they can then resell the lights for a profit. It is now the largest seller and distributor of high quality solar lights in Africa.

Jamie joined SolarAid in September 2014, the same month SunnyMoney opened its office in Uganda. It was the ambition of SolarAid to be where they are most needed, through a business based model, which attracted Jamie to the position.

The eradication of the kerosene lamp through off-grid energy access is what motivates him every day. Telling the stories of solar’s many impacts allows Jamie to drive the fundraising team forward. He also leads for SolarAid on policy and research work.

Before SolarAid, Jamie worked at the National AIDS Trust, a UK HIV policy organisation for two years where he was one of two fundraisers, then the sole fundraiser, responsible for all income streams. The diversity in this role Jamie to develop his sector-specific skills across all areas of fundraising.

Previous to this, Jamie had more formative roles including volunteering with VSO in Nigeria, managing an accessible shuttle service at two London 2012 Olympic venues, interning at various charities and learning the craft of writing and storytelling in various mediums.

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