ANE is committed to long term engagement with the communities in which we operate. This manifests in three main ways:
- The people of Namibia currently have a low level of energy security, with just 25% of energy needs met by domestic sources. We want to help Namibia to unlock its energy potential below the surface, and from the sun.
- The members of the Harero, Nama and San communities living on our concession have invited us to help them access the energy resources below their land. We want to provide many of them with access to electricity for the first time, and in the longer term with sustainable, solar energy.
- We also want local communities to share in our success. To this end we are establishing two community trusts to administer a 15% stake in ANE which will pay dividends to the communities for years to come, and further help their path to development.