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.