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An engineer from Barefoot College explains how a solar-energy lamp works to Executive Director Michelle Bachelet

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with students and instructors from India's Barefoot College, which brings women from around the world for a six-month training course in solar engineering, and learns how a solar-energy lamp works.


During her three-day visit to India from 3 to 5 October, her first as UN Women's Executive Director, Ms. Bachelet commended this initiative - which is supported by UN Women - as an example of the leading role that India can play in South-South collaboration.


Photo credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh Chandok

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Taken on October 4, 2012