eMag #2 How to ensure access to renewable energy for rural populations in Africa?
Access to energy is still a major challenge for the African continent where more than 600 million people do not have access to electricity. In rural areas, only 28% of communities have access to electricity despite surging demand, especially in the agri-food sector.
How can cooperation at the local level strengthen access to clean energy for rural populations? What multi-actor solutions should be implemented?
The objective of this eMag is to highlight best practices, innovation, partnership and inclusive governance models that promote access to renewable energy for rural communities on the African continent.
eMag organised in partnership with the media
Programme and speakers
🔍The Observatory’s Lens
- Mélaine Assè Wassa Sama, Climate Action Project Officer in Africa, Climate Chance: Presentation of the trend « Energy • Africa pursues the development of renewable energy, despite certain obstacles » and of the case study « Mali • Access to “clean” energy thanks to decentralised solar mini-grids ».
Special segment by Afrik 21
- Jean Marie Takouleu, Editor in Chief, Afrik 21: Deciphering of news articles on the African Mini-grids Project in Nigeria and in Somalia. News on financing for clean cooking through carbon credits or thanks to a partnership in Madagascar.
How does cooperation at the local level strengthen access to clean energy for rural populations? What multi-actor solutions should be implemented?
- Mariam ES-Sih, President of the SunPowerCoop cooperative: Energy cooperatives as a tool for inclusive and environmentally friendly economic development (Morocco). Presentation of the FAREDEIC project.
- Massamba Gaye, Project Manager for Essential Services, Gret Senegal: Supporting rural entreprenership through the solrisation of the economical activities, presentation of the project « Productive Uses of Solar Energy ».
The panel is followed by a discussion with the participants
📅 Thursday 23 February 2023
⏰3:00 PM – 4:15 PM (CET)