From San Francisco to Sierra Leone, Power for All has been advancing renewable, decentralized energy around the world. Find out about recent activities and upcoming events:
Upcoming Campaign Activities
SOUTH AFRICA, April 4–6: Power Africa Energy 101
Will Brent, Power for All’s Director of Communications, Media & Content will be joining members of the US government's Power Africa initiative for a training on how to best communicate the off-grid energy story.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13: World Bank/IFC Spring Meetings
Power for All is launching a call to action for finance institutions to do their part to accelerate energy access at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. As well as releasing a point-of-view paper on the pace of investment, the campaign is hosting a panel with the World Bank, World Wildlife Fund and United Nations Foundation. More details and links to register can be found in the blogpost: Call to Action: The World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. Please note that registration closes on Friday 1 April.
SAN JOSE, May 4: Tesla Motors
Campaign Director Kristina Skierka will be speaking at the World Energy Innovation Forum on the important energy issues and opportunities of our time. She will join leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporates and policymakers, including TESLA CEO Elon Musk.
FREETOWN, May 9–10: Sierra Leone Ministry of Energy
With the Sierra Leone government, Power for All is coordinating the Energy Revolution: Off-Grid Renewable Energy Launch. Featuring a keynote speech from the UK’s Minister for International Development Nick Hurd, the event will be the first ever national conference on distributed renewable energy, bringing together the entire off-grid energy community in Sierra Leone, with over 400 attendees. Private sector organizations are encouraged to attend. More details will follow but please contact us if you are interested in upcoming opportunities in Sierra Leone.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 1-2: CEM 7
In partnership with the US Department of Energy and Global LEAP, Power for All is hosting EnergyAccessX, a groundbreaking parallel program at the seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7). We urge off-grid companies to exhibit at the Startups and Solutions Showcase. Applications can be made on the CEM7 website until March 31st 2016. Scholarships are available for exhibitors who require financial assistance.
March Highlight: Nigeria Info FM Abuja with Femi D
Power for All has also been profiling the power of distributed renewables in countries around the world, including a session on Nigeria Info FM Abuja with radio host Femi D.
Listen to the show below.
We will be rolling out more communications activities in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and India in coming weeks.
New Partners & Allies
We are proud to have been joined by a number of new partners and allies this month, including: the Bangladesh Solar and Renewable Energy Association, Ugandan Renewable Energy Association, the Tanzanian Renewable Energy Association, Future Pump, Illuminando, GVEP International, the African Renewable Energy Alliance, Devergy, and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).
This month, we also announce our partnership with the University of California, Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), to build a platform which compiles and synthesizes data on energy access and distributed renewables. More details on this exciting initiative will follow shortly.
We look forward to working with all our partners and profiling their incredible work.
Join the Campaign
Power for All goal is dedicated to supporting and highlighting the huge impact and potential of decentralised renewables. Please get in touch to share your stories, connect on in-country work or to join the campaign.