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Leading the Transition to Clean Energy

IIEC-India successfully implemented an on-ground program for improved health services for socio-economic development in selected villages in the State of Uttarakhand in India, supported by Syneos Health. The focus of the program was to provide solar electricity to Primary Health Centres so that they are able to function more effectively and provide better care facilities for the local communities.

The availability of 24x7 electricity in Primary Health Centres also ensured availability of resources to store necessary and life-saving medicines; a service which was not available earlier. Through this initiative, IIEC has been able to mobilize the support of local communities and doctors and help build a sense of ownership amongst the villagers for this project. The local villagers and doctors in charge were trained on the day-to-day maintenance of the lighting system. Along with this, the project and equipment were officially transferred to the Gram Panchayats (village council) and the doctors-in-charge, an example of building a sense of ownership amongst the local community. Given the success of this project, IIEC is working to expand the scope of this initiative to more villages along with the inclusion of the education sector.


 Group discussion with PHC Doctors, Pharmacists, and Villagers during primary data collection (Left), Solar Panels Installed at Primary Health Centres in the State of Uttarakhand (Right)


 Mr. Sanjay Dube (Project Leader ) briefing about the Clean Energy Access Program during Orientation and Training session in Sirasoo Village, Uttarakhand, India (Left), Mrs. Samiksha Shrivastav (Project Partner, SSCF) briefing about the importance of Clean Energy and Health during Orientation and Training session in Sirasoo Village, Uttarakhand, India (Right)