Campaign Update: December 2019

2019 Year-End Fundraiser: Don't miss your chance

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Power for All’s Giving Tuesday campaign! Your generosity has given us a great start to our first-ever fundraising campaign. If you didn’t have a chance to participate in the campaign, there are more days and more ways that you can help us reach our goal.

  1. Give toward our end-of-year goal of $25,000

  2. Encourage others who are inspired by our goal to achieve universal energy access before 2030 to donate to Power for All by forwarding this email and sharing this link https://www.powerforall.org/about/donate on social media, and

  3. Designate us as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of your spending to Power for All.

As a nonprofit, we rely on contributions from around the world to fund our global effort. We believe that every donation--$10 or $10,000--is a powerful conduit for change. We hope you will consider donating to our campaign and that you will be proud of your own contribution to Power for All. Your support will enable us to give power and hope to all. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook!

 

Powering Jobs 

Power for All research manager, Eva Lee, gave a lecture on Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) and Jobs at the International Training Center of the ILO with participants from the African Development Bank, Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Labor from Zambia, among others. The course aimed to provide knowledge and understanding of the employment creation potential and the skills required for a transition to sustainable and clean energy and the skills required, as well as concrete strategies for a decent work promotion in the sector, from both public and private-sector perspectives. The group had vibrant discussions on informal jobs and women's participation in the DRE sector.

Power for All head of research, Rebekah Shirley was invited as a guest speaker in a Nairobi networking event hosted by the Shortlist, a recruitment and capacity development institute that's partnered with UKAID and Carbon Trust on the Off-Grid Training Initiative (OGTI), where she shared about latest trends in the energy sector and insights from the Powering Jobs Census 2019: The Energy Access Workforce. 

 

Webinars

Power for All participated in two important webinars in November. One was on the ‘Growing Africa’s Energy Access Workforce of the Future’ hosted by ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). We shared insights on building the energy workforce of the future, and actions that policymakers, funders, and the private sector can take to invest in the skills and training need to bridge the growing skills gap. Also, we engaged more than fifty participants in a webinar coordinated by the Internal Labour Organization (ILO) Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN) Secretariat on ‘Powering Jobs - Job Creation in Developing Countries through the Promotion of Decentralized Renewable Energy’. We talked about the  2019 Powering Jobs Census key research findings and the latest workforce trends of the DRE sector.

 

VizAfrica 2019 Data Visualization Symposium

Monkgogi Otlhogile, the PEAK Platform Manager, attended the second Data, Information and Scientific Visualization Symposium in Africa at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana. The theme of the symposium was the “Application of Data, Information and Scientific Visualization for Resource Management and Sustainability” and specifically addressed how climate change adaptation and mitigation could be facilitated with better data usage. Alongside participants from the government, universities, research organizations, businesses, and policymakers, Monkgogi engaged in conversations about how accurate, easy to understand data visualizations can be instrumental in furthering the development of the renewable energy sector in Sub Saharan Africa. 

 

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