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Permission to Fail Podcast

Sofia Ollvid


Today is International Day of Light. At SolarAid, we celebrate light and the way that it weaves itself through every aspect of our lives. From our work to our studies, to feeling safe and spending time with our loved ones, light plays an essential part in our everyday lives.

However, nearly 600 million people across sub-Saharan Africa are still living without electricity. With only 7 years left until 2030, when the world is to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, it is time to switch gears.

To solve some of the most pressing issues of our time, we need to take a new approach. As an organisation, we truly believe in daring to embrace, and champion, failure in order to succeed.

That’s why, this International Day of Light, we are launching the podcast “Permission to Fail”. In an honest and true attempt to share, and learn from past failures, we will be exploring the topics of trial, error, philanthropy and entrepreneurship, while drawing on our own experience of shaping innovative solutions to deliver energy access in rural Africa.

In the first episode, host Kirsty Adams, together with SolarAid’s CEO, John Keane, Director of Fundraising, Richard Turner, and General Manager in Malawi, Brave Mhonie, will be exploring how setting big ambitions, and daring to fail, can inspire, elevate and move projects in new, unexpected directions.

Listen here, share with your network, and do get in touch – we would love to hear your thoughts!