Ten years of support for Madagascar
2020 will be the tenth consecutive year that ADES, the Association for the Development of Solar Energy, will benefit from the support of u‑blox. Learn more about how ADES is committed to sustainability on many different fronts.
For twenty years, ADES has been engaged in promoting environmental sustainability, public health, and job opportunities across Madagascar. With a current staff of 160 local employees, the NGO produces and distributes energy‑efficient cookers powered by wood, charcoal, or solar energy. Since ADES was founded, its national network of animation teams has sold 250,000 cookers, impacting well over one million people and saving more than two million tons of CO2. Education and awareness programs have raised the consciousness of environmental issues across the country. Find out more here: www.adesolaire.org.
Our support for ADES has left a lasting impact directly contributing to over 4,000 cookers currently in use and saving each household 600 hours spent gathering firewood each year. All in all, our donations have cut the country’s CO2 emissions by 38,610 tons. In a country where 92% of the population lives on less than two US dollars per day, and 85% of the population has no access to electricity, the activities of ADES make a big difference.
Recognizing the positive outcome of this longstanding partnership, we decided to step up our involvement. In 2019, we made a donation that made it possible to plant 2,500 trees and guarantee their survival for three years.