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 show that off-grid solutions are best placed to provide electricity to at least 70% of this population by 2030. However, off-grid electrification involves many stakeholders and inadequate coordination between them has led to a high level of fragmentation and inconsistent regulations in the sector. This needs to change so that governments in SSA can fast-track universal access to electricity by 2030.
Coordination is emerging as a powerful strategy that governments, private sector, investors, civil society and development partners should embrace to significantly reduce the number of people without access to electricity by 2030. The Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility will hold a webinar on Coordination and Keeping the Momentum in Off-Grid Electrification on 13 August 2020 at 2.30pm (East Africa Time). The webinar will bring together panelists from across the continent including government officials, representatives of national coordination mechanisms and industry associations.
To register for the Webinar click here: https://bit.ly/2WoVleS