PLAD is a grassroots organization of Africans for Africans by Africans addressing human rights issues through initiatives improving social developmental goals, good governance, rule of law and democracy in African nations. In partnership with the African Union, The Partnership League for Africa's Development aims to develop all Africans through skills acquisition programs, education, entrepreneurship and social engagements.
AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance. The genesis of Agenda 2063 was the realization by African leaders that there was a need to refocus and prioritize Africa’s agenda from the struggle against apartheid and the attainment of political independence for the continent which had been the focus of The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor of the African Union; and instead to prioritize inclusive social and economic development, continental and regional integration, democratic governance and peace and security amongst other issues aimed at re-positioning Africa to becoming a dominant player in the global arena.
Dr. Richard Komp was a renowned scientist, energy expert and author. He was one of the pioneers in the field of renewable energy worldwide. He advocated that knowledge should not be a private property or be commoditized, rather that it should be shared and not traded. He imparted his knowledge of renewable energy around the world especially to the least disadvantaged populations in cities and remote villages of South Africa, Mali, Rwanda, Niger, Ghana, Colombia, Haiti, Chile, Pakistan, Nicaragua, Liberia, Cameroon, Indonesia, Guinea and India. His pro bono teachings focused on empowering people to power their communities by providing at least one lite light bulb in homes, schools, churches and hospitals at a very low-affordable, ecological, cost and simple manner. Wherever he went, Dr. Komp enabled women in these communities to easily access water through installed water pumps in their wells. Before he died on On October 16, 2017, The Partnership League for Africa's Development partnered with Dr. Richard Komp to teach young Africans in rural communities how to build, maintain and sustain solar energy through solar panels and start-up solar energy companies. And even after his passing-on, we are pleased to continue this great work of empowering the African Youth through this inspiring initiative. Learn more about Dr. Komp's Guinea and Haiti Solar Training Projects to see how far his teachings have inspired the youth to start and build their own solar energy companies.