Vancouver-Based Philanthropists Recognized at United Nations

Ian Telfer and Nancy Burke Receive Award for Contributions to Clean Energy In West Africa

VANCOUVER, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The "10th Annual Global Forum on Human Settlements" held at the Headquarters of the United Nations In New York, October 28-29 2015, recognized the contributions of Ian Telfer and Nancy Burke to "Innovation In Green Energy."  The award was accepted by Telfer, Burke and the Mayor of the town of Nguekokh, Senegal where the projects are occurring.

Stephen Jenkins, a Vancouver native who has been in Senegal for the past 14 months developing the projects says "Ian and Nancy were instrumental in getting the projects off the ground. Because of their contribution we have been able to initiate projects that will make an immediate positive impact on the communities."

The award was for innovation in technology in green energy and will take waste and make power. Phase one of the three phase 70 Million USD investment will start construction in early 2016. The outcomes of the projects are:

  • Addressing chronic garbage issues;
  • Providing jobs to a population that reached an unemployment rate of 48% in 2007, and;
  • Providing energy to a country that imports 100% of their oil needs and has an ongoing power supply shortage.

About the team: This partnership is a PPP with the Town of Nguekokh, The WAGE Group and Balanced Power Engineering of Vancouver, This collaboration is the first of its type in Senegal where the town will be an equity partner in the project.

SOURCE The West Africa Green Energy Group

Image with caption: "Nancy Burke, Pape Songha Diof - Mayor of Nguekokh, Ian Telfer (CNW Group/The West Africa Green Energy Group)". Image available at:

For further information: Stephen Jenkins, The WAGE Group, 1.604.616.4438, Email:

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