Campaign Updates Campaign Update: March 2020

We launched the Twaake integrated electrification initiative in Uganda, convened a clean cooking workforce focus group in Kenya, and participated in a sustainable energy in Africa webinar. Also, look out for our upcoming webinar with the Malabo Montpellier Panel on mini-grids and agriculture.

Press Releases Umeme kicks off a global partnership pilot to identify new approaches to clean energy access in Uganda

Power for All, Umeme Ltd., Makerere University, The Rockefeller Foundation and a coalition of decentralized renewable energy companies launches Utilities 2.0 partnership pilot in Uganda's Mukono District to establish whether appliance financing can accelerate the productive use of electricity to stimulate customer demand and improve grid performance

Campaign Updates Campaign Update: February 2020

Our CEO Kristina Skierka was named as African Power and Energy Elites 2020 and we conducted a masterclass on marketing and communications for sector companies at the India Energy for All Summit 2020. Also learn about our participation at the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum in Nairobi.

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Podcast: Gender Policy and SDG7

Kenya recently took the bold step of including gender equality in its national energy policy. Sheila Oparaocha, the head of Energia, says it's time for such policies to be adopted by all countries, while also ensuring sustained implementation and accountability.

Podcast: Interview with Stefan Mager (GIZ) and Philipp Blechinger (RLI)

GIZ, Reiner Lemoine Institute (RLI) and the greenwerk recently published the first study to quantify the impact decentralized renewable energy solutions can have in addressing the climate crisis. Distributed energy solutions have largely been absent from the climate discussion, in part because there has been little data. As national governments prepare to update their commitments to emissions reductions as part of the Paris agreement, authors Stefan Mager of GIZ and Philipp Blechinger discuss why distributed clean energy must play a larger role, not just for mitigation, but especially adaptation.

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Campaign Update: March 2020

We launched the Twaake integrated electrification initiative in Uganda, convened a clean cooking workforce focus group in Kenya, and participated in a sustainable energy in Africa webinar. Also, look out for our upcoming webinar with the Malabo Montpellier Panel on mini-grids and agriculture.

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Umeme kicks off a global partnership pilot to identify new approaches to clean energy access in Uganda

Power for All, Umeme Ltd., Makerere University, The Rockefeller Foundation and a coalition of decentralized renewable energy companies launches Utilities 2.0 partnership pilot in Uganda's Mukono District to establish whether appliance financing can accelerate the productive use of electricity to stimulate customer demand and improve grid performance

25X25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative Among Top 100 Proposals For MacArthur $100 Million Grant

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled that “25x25: End Energy Poverty Faster,” submitted by the 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative, was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges.

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25x25: Ending energy poverty faster

The 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative will work to bring decentralized renewable energy to 25 emerging economies, with an aim to ending energy poverty in those countries by 2025.