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Campaign Update: April 2016

Find out about recent activities and the up-coming events where Power for All is profiling decentralized renewables—and get involved!

May: Campaign Activities


SAN JOSE, May 4: World Energy Innovation Forum

Campaign Director Kristina Skierka joins Elon Musk, TESLA CEO, and several other leaders from across the renewable energy sector speaking at the World Energy Innovation Forum

HARARE, May 5: Power for All Campaign Launch

We are excited to announce the launch of the national Power for All Campaign in Zimbabwe. The event on May 5 will host speakers from ZEROSNVPractical ActionHivos, the private sector and more. A keynote address will also be given by Mr. Partson Mbiriri, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Power Development. 

FREETOWN, May 10: Sierra Leone Ministry of Energy

Sierra Leone's first ever national conference on decentralized renewables will take place on May 10 with 400 attendees, including The President and 149 Paramount Chiefs. The event, organised by the Ministry of Energy and supported by the UK Department for International Development, will see the launch of VAT / tariff reductions and enable international companies and NGOs to network with local businesses, financiers and officials. 

LUSAKA, May 23: African Development Bank (AfDB) Meetings

Power for All will be taking its Call to Action to the African Development Bank. Our Deputy Director of Global Advocacy Aaron Leopold will be speaking at the event and meeting with energy stakeholders and practitioners. Join us in calling the AfDB and multilateral development banks (MDBs) to take steps that will accelerate energy access.

NAIROBI, May 23: Global Off-Grid Lighting Association AGM

At the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association Annual General Meeting, Charlie Miller our Director of National Programs is leading the session: “New Markets – Stories from the Frontier”. Expert speakers will also share their experience of doing business in 4-6 less developed off-grid lighting markets that have great potential for growth.


The program for the first-of-its-kind EnergyAccessX parallel program of the seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) is nearly finalized. We will be sharing the agenda—built in partnership with the US Department of Energy and Global LEAP—in early May. Watch this space!

April Highlight: Power for All Nigeria Workshops

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Around 30 distributed renewable companies, NGOs and financial institutions came together to refine Power for All's planned communications campaign. 

The one-day events shed light on the challenges and opportunities for distributed renewable energy in Nigeria and will be used to turn those insights into an action-oriented campaign. With support and guidance from the private sector we aim to put companies, individuals and organisations from the sector in the spotlight, and establish a leadership platform to drive the emergence of a thriving distributed renewable energy industry. Contact us to find out more. 

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