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Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance: Israeli Solar Power in Africa (3/12/09)

From: Jonathan S.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 8:47 PM
Dear Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance member:

This is a reminder about our next event on Thursday evening at Harvard Kennedy School. Sivan Borowich, the Founder of Jewish Heart for Africa, will speak about "Solar Power from Israel: Catalyzing Development in Africa". The event will take place at HKS (Starr Auditorium) at 6:00pm.

Jewish Heart for Africa (JHA) is a new non-profit organization that brings Israeli clean technology to rural African villages. JHA aims to promote development in Africa through the use of clean, alternative energy in order to fight climate change and provide for sustainable economic development, while also improving the overall health and living standards in rural Africa.

JHA is currently active in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda, and you can learn more about the group and its projects at http://www.jhasol.org

Food and refreshments will be served. You can find more information and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/boston-israel/calendar/9837723/

I hope to see you there. Thank you!

Best,
Jonathan

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Jonathan Shapira
Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance
[address removed]
www.boston-israel.org


Sivan Borowich

Sivan Borowich is the Founder and President of Jewish Heart for Africa. Born in Israel and raised in Nice, France, Sivan traces her roots back to the African continent where her father was born in Algeria and her mother in Tunisia. Sivan first traveled to Africa as part of her work for a multinational clothing company, verifying compliance issues in the company's African manufacturing facilities. Sivan was immediately moved by the pervasive poverty she witnessed and began to look for ways to transform and improve the lives of African people. Following a brief stint as a mortgage banker, Sivan joined the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and developed the groundwork for what became Jewish Heart for Africa. Sivan graduated summa cum laude with a degree in finance from Pace University and hold's a master's degree in international energy management and policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

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