Webinar: Demand side subsidies are required to make solar products affordable

According to ESMAP, on the current trajectory, 230 million people will not have access to electricity by 2030. Out of this figure, 112 million will be left behind due to affordability constraints. Yet, 2030 is fast-approaching, and some of the gains made through off-grid electrification are being eroded by the Covid-19 pandemic. A survey done […]

Sustainable Solar Webinar Series: Coordination and Keeping the Momentum in Off-Grid Electrification

Off-grid electrification has rapidly evolved over the last decade and contributed to universal access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Consequently, it has potential to contribute to the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially for people living in rural off-grid areas. Sub-Saharan Africa currently has 575 million people without access to electricity. Projections […]

Sustainable Solar Webinar Series: Powering Agriculture and Re-localization of Food Supply Chains in Africa

Few countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are food secure. Yet, the last two years have been marked by alternating seasons of drought and floods. The situation in the Horn of Africa region has been exacerbated by a locust invasion. The Covid-19 pandemic has also caused disruptions in the supply of seeds, fertilizer and other farm […]

Sustainable Solar Webinar Series: Building Resilience and Recovering Better: Could SAS be the Answer?

In Sub-Saharan Africa, at least 160 million people are currently benefiting from off-grid solutions including mini-grids and solar home systems. Due to advances in solar technology, falling prices and the ease of deploying these systems, many governments are now mainstreaming them into their national electrification plans. Off-grid systems also remain the least-cost solution to electrify […]

Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Webinar: East Africa
Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Webinar: East Africa

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 raging COVID-19 global pandemic. According to GSMA, 50% of these […]

Gender and Social Inclusion Webinar Series

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 […]

Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Webinar: Southern Africa
Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Webinar: Southern Africa

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 raging COVID-19 global pandemic. According to GSMA, 75% of these […]

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