Meagan Fallone is the CEO of Barefoot College, which is a Skoll foundation awardee for its pivotal work in helping to improve the livelihoods of rural communities across the globe. Barefoot College was founded in 1972 and now has an established presence in 93 countries across the world, with its decentralized energy applications producing 1.6 GW of renewable energy annually. In this conversation we explore Barefoot’s model and how it is able to scale to the world’s most diverse and impoverished regions. Hope you enjoy my conversation with Ms. Meagain Fallone!
Topics covered in this podcast:
[1:57] How has mountain climbing impacted Ms. Fallone's ability to navigate fear?
[8:10] Ms. Fallone walks us through a typical day while travelling in a new international village
[11:26] Barefoot contributes 1.6 gigawatts of sustainable energy annually via decentralized systems
[13:50] How is the Solar Mama model targeted towards the lower level of the pyramid?
[16:19] How is technology incorporated in the solar mama training program?
[20:28] Women at the center of impact in developing communities
[21:50] How is the training system communicated to such diverse groups of people?
[25:05] Ms. Fallone gives insight into Barefoot College's end to end technology system
[28:00] Ms. Fallone offers her guidance to the younger generation