Power for All joins the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture
Power for All is officially a member of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), an inclusive, voluntary, and action-oriented multi-stakeholder platform whose members are interested in the nexus of food security, nutrition, and climate change, supporting the adoption and implementation of climate-smart agriculture (CSA).
Members of the GACSA include governments, businesses, farmers 'organizations, civil society groups, producer organizations, research bodies, and intergovernmental entities. Learn more about GACSA.
Interconnected mini-grids: A key component of Africa's energy future
14 April 2021, Can interconnected mini-grids (IMGs, also called “grid-connected” or “under-grid” mini-grids) become an essential component for providing more affordable, reliable, and sustainable power in urban and semi-urban areas in Africa? Riccardo Ridolfi, CEO of Equatorial Power, a leading mini-grid partner on the Utilities 2.0 Initiative joined a panel of experts, practitioners, and policymakers in a webinar supported by SD Strategies to discuss the role that renewable-based IMGs can play in the continent’s future energy system. The panel explored current investment risks and barriers; analyzed policy, regulatory, and financial instruments that can mitigate them; and showcase experiences from Nigeria, Uganda, and across Africa. Click here to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJRp8UcRjlc
Off-grid Solar Solutions for Electrification of Rural Health Clinics in Zambia
21 April 2021, Power for All, the Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office), World Resources Institute, and Tetra Tech organized a webinar on electrifying rural clinics in Zambia using off-grid solar solutions to improve health outcomes and energy access.
The webinar explored what is needed to electrify Zambia’s unelectrified rural health centers at scale. Dr. Kennedy Malama, the Permanent Secretary of the Zambian Ministry of Health was among the keynote speakers and focused on why electrification of rural health centers is a priority for the government of Zambia. Click here to watch
ISEP’s new report: creating a renewable energy ecosystem in Jharkhand
22 April 2021, Power for All co-hosted a webinar with the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) to launch a report on Jharkhand's Clean Energy Transition. The report, authored by ISEP and conducted through multiple stakeholder interviews and input from experts, outlines two frameworks to accelerate the growth of renewable energy in the state focused on improving existing grid connectivity and promoting off-grid energy; and effecting a smooth clean energy transition for energy-intensive and polluting industries by integrating renewable energy technologies and fostering innovation in the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector.
The webinar included a keynote address by Bishnu C Parida, Chief Operating Officer at the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (Department of Rural Development, Govt. of Jharkhand), and a panel discussion with Gaurav Bhattacharya from Swaniti Initiatives, Prof. S K Samdarshi from the Central University of Jharkhand, Ramapati Kumar from CEED, Johannes Urpelainen from ISEP, moderated by Divya Kottadiel, Power for All’s communications director.