Here at Energy Generation, it is our conviction that the African youth has the potential to solve the challenge of access to electricity, in the span of a generation. We want to encourage entrepreneurial projects led by young Africans, and promote sustainable and affordable "made in Africa" electrification solutions. We aim at providing basic electrification to every household, while empowering African youth through entrepreneurship. 




Supporting the youth by training them and providing them essential tools to develop their entrepreneurial projects.

Contributing to the emergence and development of an entrepreneurial spirit among the African youth, often left without satisfactory professional perspectives.


Thanks to the resources and ingenuity of our project holders, we will be able to provide electrification solutions at lower costs, which have direct and indirect positive impacts at several levels.



In 2013, Astria Fataki and four other Sciences Po Paris students founded "Lighting a Billion Lives France", an association dedicated to rural electrifications, inspired by a TERI program in India. After working in Niger, Mali and Congo, installing micro solar power stations, the association took a paradigm shift.

In January 2016, it moved towards a model based on "made in Africa" technological innovations and youth entrepreneurship, becoming Energy Generation. In order to promote both innovation and entrepreneurship, the association opened its first training center in October 2016, the Energy Generation Academy Lomé. 

Energy Generation's two main guidelines are to provide basic electrification to every household in Africa, while empowering youth and offering them alternative employment perspectives. To reach these objectives, Energy Generation has developed a hybrid model, first of its kind, combining all the strengths of existing training institutes.

​The final aim is to provide a complete tracking of the innovative projects produced by African youth and ensuring  their success.


BE School


Energy Space


Seed Fund




Founder & President


Program Associate

Ismaël TANKO

Program Manager

Odjouman ALLAGBE

Communications Manager

Soulemane K. HAYIBO

Technical Manager

Pascaline HOUNOU

Administrative Assistant


Innovation Manager



Enriching our program

The first two classes proved the program was fairly built, but we are looking to enrich it, by developing partnership with prestigious institutions and renown companies across the world.

Energy Generation has a splendid team working together, but still needs more people to join the revolution! We are looking for education professionals, interns and volunteers to help us grow!

Expanding our team

Developing our infrastructure

We are looking forward to extend our project, starting with the development of our infrastructures. Thus, at the very beginning of the year, we moved to the Tech Hub, a technology campus dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and creativity in Togo. Our entrepreneurs will therefore be able to evolve in an inspiring place that offers all the necessary equipment and worthy of their projects.



Do you want to participate in solving the most important challenges of our time by joining a young and dynamic team in a fast-growing pan-African organization?

Check out the current openings at Energy Generation!

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