Francis Kéré, winner of the 2024 Crystal Award

The architect of the Léo Hospital, Francis Kéré, has won the prestigious 2024 Crystal Awardfrom the World Economic Forum.   This award celebrates the achievements of leading artists who are bridge-builders and role models for all leaders in society. It is an excellent way of recognising Mr Kéré’s exceptional contributions to architecture and his commitment…

SophiA attendance in December events

December was a busy month for the SophiA project!   Sneha De, Duc Ngoc Dinh and Jan Hoinkis, from HKA, attended two events to present their paper: “Sustainable Off-Grid Technologies for Drinking and Deionised Water for Hospitals in Africa”. With a focus on SophiA’s water treatment process and its laboratory test results, the paper attracted considerable…

SophiA at COP28

The SophiA project was at COP28 in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December 2023. The brochures and video presentations of the project, distributed and shown in the pavilion shared by the IIR and UNEP, were a great success and attracted many visitors. SophiA aroused great interest among the public! A workshop led by D.…

SPF technical visit at Everflo

The first SophiA systems – the solar-powered cooling and clean water containers – are operational at Everflo in Cape Town, South Africa!   From 9th to 16th of November 2023, Andreas and Lukas from SPF were at Everflo to set up, parameterise and commission the PV solar and battery system. In addition, the SCADA control…

SophiA at ESEF 2023 in Praia

On October 12 and 13, 2023 IIR, 2iE and SPF partners represented the EU-funded SophiA4Africa project together at the 8th edition of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) Sustainable Energy Forum ESEF 2023 in Praia (Cabo Verde). This year’s theme was “Strengthening sustainable energy in the ECOWAS region”. The event was…

SophiA at ICR 2023

The IIR International Congress of Refrigeration took place on August 21-25 in Paris. It was the perfect opportunity to present SophiA to the public! Various events were planned through the whole week.  The IIR team held a booth with some SophiA prospectuses. The booth’s success gave strong visibility to SophiA’s roll-up banner.  Oliver Schmid from…