Energy Policy The Human Capital Investment: SDG7 and the Renewable Energy Generation

Solving energy poverty is not a technology issue. With affordable new services, performance improvements, and the ability to pay-as-you-go on mobile money platforms, decentralized renewable energy (DRE) can enable the delivery of basic Tier 1 and Tier 2 energy access.

Calls to Action #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 Fact Sheet: Jobs and Decentralized Renewable Energy

Globally, the decentralized 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:






Kenya Renewable Energy Association


Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria

Schneider Electric

SELCO Foundation

Skill Council for Green Jobs

Strathmore Energy Research Centre


Some recent and upcoming events we will be attending worldwide:

One Planet Summit
September 26, 2018

New York, United States

ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum
November 13–15, 2018

Dakar, Senegal

2019 PAGE Ministerial Conference
January 10–11, 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

Global Festival of Action
May 2-4, 2019

Bonn, Germany

International Labour Conference
June 10–21, 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

SEforALL Charets
June 18–20, 2019

The Netherlands

High-Level Political Forum
July 9–18, 2019

New York, United States

News & Updates
Mini-grids boost women entrepreneurship; up to 11x income rise

A new study in Ghana by Power Africa and Energicity, the parent company of solar mini-grid developer Black Star Energy (BSE), has revealed significant impact of electricity access on women-owned businesses and incomes, including helping them move from extreme poverty to near middle class status, while allowing them to stay in their rural communities.