Speakers from the energy and financial world came together for a panel at the World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Rwanda this week, to discuss a new energy future. The consensus was clear: achieving universal energy access rapidly requires both centralized and decentralized solutions.

As Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of Acumen Investing says, 'we've got to get more smart capital into the off-grid space.'

Speakers included: Erastus J. O. Mwencha (Africa Union Commission), Edith Kimani (Journalist), Jubril Adewale Tinubu (Oando Plc), Jasandra Nyker (BioTherm Energy) and Jacqueline Novogratz. (Acumen).