In early June, Sandy, with husband and friends, was part of a National Geographic/Lindblad expedition to the islands of the Galapagos. The island featured in this short montage, Espanola, is home to the blue-footed booby, Nasca booby, albatross, and other legendary wildlife.
Cannon-Brown Returns to Liberia to Study Renewable Energy Initiatives in Rural Areas
February 2013, Monrovia, Liberia - VideoTakes’ President Sandy Cannon-Brown made a second trip to Liberia in February, with USAID’s Simone Lawaetz, to visit renewable energy projects to rural Liberia.
An earlier trip, in October 2012, with Lauren Wygonski of Nexant, focused on the rebuilding of the Liberia Electricity Corporation in Monrovia. The latest assignment took Cannon-Brown and Lawaetz beyond the LEC grid.
USAID and other donors have been helping Liberia come out of the darkness of a 14-year-civil war that decimated the electricity infrastructure. Since 2006, when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took office, lights are coming back on. Yet even today, only 10% of the people of Monrovia, and less than 2% of the people in rural Liberia, have access to electricity.
Cannon-Brown is producing a four-part documentary about Liberia’s experience to provide the international donor community with lessons learned about rebuilding energy infrastructures in post-conflict countries.