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Global TechWoman: Assiatu Jalloh

Sierra Leone’s Assiatu Jalloh is one of 90 people selected to take part in TechWomen 2016, which will be held in the United States this September. TechWomen is a U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs initiative. It was first announced on April 28, 2010, during President Obama’s Entrepreneurship Summit. In June 2011, TechWomen launched with 37 participants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and the Palestinian Territories. In 2012, the program expanded to include women from Tunisia and Yemen. In 2013, the cohort doubled in size with the addition of women from Cameroon, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Assiatu is passionate about environmental protection, climate change mitigation, and she is pursuing a career in renewable energy development. Below are excerpts from an interview with Sewa News.  Sierra Leone has abundant sun energy supply with an average of 5 peak sun hours per day and the