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Posted on 03 January 2013

Border crossing with Kat Harrison

Our Social Impact & Research Manager, Kat Harrison, crosses the Zambia-Malawi border to measure change in an ever-changing solar market.

"After a Zambia-Malawi border crossing that involved an entrepreneurial driver, a bicycle taxi over the border and some black-market fuel, I made the five hour journey from Lilongwe to Mzuzu, northern Malawi, where the SolarAid office is. After interviewing and selecting the best candidates, I began the training for our four new Research Assistants. In Malawi, one of our focuses is going to be on measuring the market availability and growth in solar lighting. At SolarAid we talk about ‘catalysing’ a market for solar lights, so like any good organisation we need to make sure we’re actually monitoring and measuring our progress towards this." Read on at www.sunrisekat.tumblr.com

Follow Kat on Twitter: @Sunrise_Kat