Funding from DfID, a presence at COP21 in Paris and incredible activity from Rwanda—here’s what’s been going on at Power for All—please join the campaign and get involved.
Growing Support for Energy Access
Power for All announced funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) to advance policy and financial environments conducive to achieving universal energy access through clean, off-grid energy solutions by 2025. Power for All will work to accelerate markets for distributed renewable energy in a dozen African countries involved in UKAID’s Energy Africa campaign. Initial focus will be on Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
Elevating the Power of Decentralized Renewables
We have been profiling the potential of decentralized renewables from the Dubai Global Off-Grid Lighting Conference to the UK’s Energy Africa campaign—and we’ve been spreading the word through Guardian debates, an Op-Ed in the Huffington Post and articles on Forbes.com, Cleantechnica, Devex and more. See more in News and Media.
We were also delighted to secure the participation of the Government of Rwanda in the 24 Hours of Reality global broadcast, where Robert Nyamvumba, Director, Energy Division, Ministry of Infrastructure profiled Rwanda’s work to bring off-grid power to 22% of its population. Sadly, the broadcast was cut short by the tragic events in Paris shortly after. Our thoughts remain with all those in the city and we will be standing with them and others from the sector during the UNFCCC events this week.
In December, members of the Power for All team will be visiting Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone to lay the foundations for our in-country work. We’d love to hear from you if you are in those countries and we are excited to share more news as it comes. Watch this space!
Power for All will also be at the Conference of the Parties from the 4th–9th December. We will be participating in a number of events and would love it if you can join us, whether in person or on social media.
The Effective Deployment of Mitigation Finance: Lessons from the CTF
7th December, 10–11:30am (Salle 2, Africa Pavilion)
Hosted by CIF
Climate Change and Development in Africa: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Innovative Solutions
7th December, 6–7:30pm (Africa Pavilion)
Hosted by DFID, UNECA and Power for All
The Electricity Model Base for Africa
9th December, 6–7:30pm (Salle 2, Africa Pavilion)
Hosted by KTH and UNECA
Get in Touch
Please let us know if you have stories to share, or will be where we are. We would love to connect, partner and profile the great work going on across the sector.