Press Releases First Annual Powering Jobs Census Released, Showing Large Employment Opportunity

Power for All has released the first annual jobs census measuring employment from decentralized renewables for rural electrification in Africa and Asia, Powering Jobs Census 2019: the Energy Access Workforce.

Action Plans #PoweringJobs Campaign Overview

#PoweringJobs is a global campaign to ensure the required energy access workforce exists, and has the necessary skills to achieve sustainable energy for all. Women and youth are a core focus of this advocacy campaign.

Fact Sheets & Research Summaries Fact Sheet: Jobs and Decentralized Renewable Energy

Globally, the off-grid renewable energy industry is expected to create at least 4.5 million direct jobs by 2030.

About the campaign

Energy Access
at Work

#PoweringJobs is a global campaign to ensure that the needed skills and jobs in clean, distributed energy are created to achieve universal electricity access for 1 billion people, and to employ the energy workforce of the future, especially women and youth. The campaign will create powerful evidence and stories to elevate and legitimize skills and training, and ensure building the new energy workforce is at the center of international and national development policy.

The campaign is made possible with the support of the Schneider Electric Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation.



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#PoweringJobs is made up of multilateral organizations, educational and training institutions, large and small companies, civil society groups and others:


Some recent and upcoming events we will be attending worldwide:

SDG Summit
September  24-25, 2019

New York

Africa's Agri-preneurs Summit
September 24–26, 2019


Off-Grid Energy Access Forum
October 2, 2019


October 22-25, 2019


Global Off-Grid Solar Forum
February 18-20, 2020



News & Updates
For local manufacturing to create jobs in Africa, governments need to look beyond standard incentives

For countries in sub-Saharan Africa to undertake successful assembly and manufacturing of solar products, there is need to ensure an enabling environment is created to encourage companies and investors to move beyond future commitments. It is critical that countries put in place that prioritise local content in off-grid solar procurement, as otherwise this will likely create supply side constraints in reaching energy access targets