Written by Pauline Githugu, Team Leader ACE TAF As far as universal access to clean energy is concerned, there is no doubt that firstly, there remains a huge number of households in Sub-Sahara Africa that do not have access to clean energy. As of 2018 the number stood at 548 million unelectrified people. This has […]
Written by Esther Kahinga, Knowledge Manager – ACE TAF SDG 17 on partnerships for the goals could be the goal that will make the greatest contribution to the achievement of all the other 16 goals. The saying ‘there is strength in unity’ means more to us now in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic […]
Written by Mary Githinji, Kenya Country Manager – ACE TAF In March 2020, the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was published proposing the deletion of VAT exemptions on Off-grid Solar products. Subsequently, ACE TAF provided support to KEREA to advocate against the removal of VAT exemption on solar products. However, despite the concerted efforts by the […]
In Sub-Saharan Africa access to electricity in rural areas stands at 25% compared to 75% in urban areas. Up to 595 million people still do not have access to electricity in a season where many people are required to stay at home due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. According to GSMA, 50% of these people […]
GOGLA and The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global programme hosted the 2020 edition of the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo on the 18th to the 20th February 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo is the premier meeting of the off-grid solar sector providing a unique platform for knowledge exchange, […]
Wednesday 27th November 2019 – Sofies Group organized a workshop to share information on their ongoing project funded by CDC with M-Kopa and other Electrical and Electronic Equipment producers. The aim of the project is to establish the evidence base and conduct a pilot project to develop an efficient and effective collection and recycling e-waste […]
Thursday December 10, 2019 – ACE TAF launched its programme activities in Addis Ababa Ethiopia in an event attended by essential public and private sector stakeholders across the off-grid sector including donor and development partners; government ministries departments, and agencies; ACE TAF partners; industry associations; Micro-Finance Institutions(MFI’s), Banks, and support institutions in the sector. The […]
During the last 4 months (February to June 2019), the Africa Clean Energy Technical Advisory Facility (ACE TAF), identified a few areas of support to the new Energy Ministry in Sierra Leone. The activity involved reactivating the Off-Grid working group – a platform for off-grid stakeholders that will coordinate and synchronise all off-grid efforts towards achieving energy […]
The United Kingdom has set up another funding window to improve electricity access to Nigerians and 14 other African countries, especially vulnerable rural communities and marginalised groups, using clean off-grid solar electricity. Expected to last for the next four years and funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the programme – Africa Clean […]
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