The Team

Ram Mohan,
Founder and

Ram was born in Kerala, India in 1963 and grew up in the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, India. I think the armed forces environment and my father's background in education put together with the social aspect of the SOS Children’s village where my father was the Director, had a great influence on my up-bringing.

Since 1992, Ram has been living in West Africa where his primary business is agro-commodities with a special interest in cashew nuts. He has diverse knowledge of the crop through experience in West Africa. Ram is also the Honorary Consul General of India in The Gambia that has given a level of diplomacy in his outlook to life. The initiative to “Light up Villages” in Africa is his way of giving back to the land that has made him.

His interests are travelling, photography, renewable energy, corporate social responsibility, design, media, Blogging and he is an avid Twitter & Facebook member and enthusiast. Ram loves to play golf, cricket and enjoys watching football & rugby, he also enjoy food & wine and is an occasional cook too.


Team Leader

Sumeet was born in India and grew up and did his studies in Nagpur, India. A chartered accountant and management graduate, Sumeet has a passion for renewables.

In 2006, Sumeet moved to West Africa.

Famara Dampha,

Famara was born in Manduar in Lower River Region in Gambia in 1981 where he did his primary schooling. He completed rest of his education in Greater Banjul.

My first job was with TOULOO GAMBIA where I was employed as an office assistant. In 2002 I started working with ComAfrique Ltd. as a field worker during the groundnut and cashew season. In 2004 he was deputed to take over the ComAfrique representation at the Gambia Port to facilitate export business where he worked until 2009.

In 2009, Famara joined the ComAfrique InverSol Initiative from its inception as the implementation officer and have been involved in each and every implementation of the “Light up a village” initiative.

Technical Support

Born at Serrekunda, The Gamboa in 1978, Babucar did his schooling in The Gambia. In 1996, Babucar commenced his 3 year vocational training to become an electrician and a solar technician.

He later trained on the job with a Ghanaian electrician for 4 years to get practical experience in handling major electrical projects – both residential and commercial. In 2005, Babucar joined Afroco Construction Company as Assistant Electrician for the Gambian Social Security and Housing Finance Corporations – Brusubi Phase 1 project and was later promoted in 2009 to the position of Principal Controller and Supervisor - Electricals. Babucar continued with them till early 2012. Babucar later was self-employed and did projects such as electricals for the Kairaba Shopping Mall.

He joined ComAfrique InverSol Initiative in 2013 and was instrumental in setting up the technical backbone for the organization. He is responsible for all solar, grid lighting installation and maintenance and also handles the technical aspects of the inverter and energy back-up business.

News & Events
We would like to convey our sincere gratitude to Effective Intervention for their support in lighting up 120 villages in the Bedanda, Quinara and Tombali regions in Guinea Bissau, West Africa. The villages are all spread out over an area of approximate 10,000 square kilometres and were implemented with 5500 lights. These lights will hopefully enhance the quality of life for the villagers and consequently aid in the growth of a fund that will collect during the course of the years to replace batteries for the lights (Thus. Light for life) and the surplus will/should be used for the development of the village and ultimately the development of the region as a whole. A small step towards bigger achievements with the onus left to the villagers.
We are currently teamed up with The Gambia Experience as part of their Sustainable tourism programme with Education in rural areas as a key focus. Click here for more info
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Current Date: Oct 27 2021

Date of First Implementation: Jan 8 2010