ACLENet's mission is to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage from lightning across Africa.
Lightning causes deaths and injuries across Africa, devastating families and communities.
It also kills livestock, still a major measure of wealth in African countries.
- In already economically challenged countries, lightning causes direct damage to utility infrastructure, industry, communications systems, and mining that may take weeks to repair as parts are sought. It also causes harder-to-calculate indirect costs of downtime for those who suffer loss of work and must live without power, communications, refrigeration, and other things as a result of the direct damage - things we take for granted.