Campaign Update: November 2019

Power for All 2019 Year-End Fundraiser

Founded on the belief that energy access is a right and not a privilege, Power for All has worked  tirelessly to advance decentralized renewable energy as a critical weapon in the fight to end energy poverty. As a 501(c)3 charity, Power for All relies on contributions from supporters like you to fund our global campaign to #EndEnergyPovertyFaster. If you value Power for All--our award-winning work in market activation, ground-breaking research on access dividends like Powering Jobs or even this monthly newsletter--please:

  1. Include Power for All in your end-of-year giving by contributing through our Donate page (contributions are tax deductible)

  2. Designate us as your charity of choice on or before Cyber Monday on Amazon Smile by using this link and selecting Power for All 

  3. Double your impact on Giving Tuesday through Facebook on December 3. Facebook will match every dollar you donate to Power for All. We’ll share details on our social channels soon! Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook


Korea International Renewable Energy Conference (KIREC) 

Power for All was an active participant at KIREC in Seoul, with our head of partnership and communications William Brent speaking at sessions on mini-grids, the utility of the future and jobs. We also joined a session on jobs at Global Green Growth Week (GGGW), and William's interview on the topic can be seen here. William also spoke at a meeting in Paris of Club ER (an association of rural electrification agencies) on the socio-economic impact of decentralized renewables and will be attending COP25 in Madrid in early December.


Media partnership with ETEnergyWorld in India

Power for All has entered into an editorial partnership with ETEnergyWorld, an energy-focused online publication produced by the Economic Times which has a total readership of over four million, to publish a content series titled "Energizing Rural India". The series will highlight the use of decentralized renewable energy (DRE) solutions in rural India, including technology and business innovation, finance, policy research and data, and their impact on healthcare, education, livelihoods, agriculture, and other national missions. If you have an idea for a story that fits this series, please fill out this short form and we will be in touch. 


Gender dynamics workshop - Clean Cooking Forum 2019

On the sidelines of Clean Cooking Forum 2019 (CCF) held in Nairobi, our research manager Eva Lee and director of communications, Benson Kibiti were part of Ashden’s workshop on ‘how to boost sales by understanding gender dynamics.’ Discussions were centered on results of a new Ashden study in Tanzania that explored how women and men made decisions about solar energy, how they paid for it, and how solar impacted them differently. The research offered participants valuable gender mainstreaming insights that cut across the electrification and clean cooking sectors in East Africa.

CCF 2019 set the stage for a range of important announcements and commitments poised to drive progress toward universal access to clean cooking by 2030. Some of the major milestones included, the Kenya Ministry of Energy unveiled the Kenya Household Cooking Sector Study and committed to petitioning the United Nations to establish an International Day of Clean Cooking, the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program outlined plans for its $500-million Clean Cooking Fund and Equity Bank Kenya pledged to invest $100 million in the clean energy sector over the next two years, with the majority going to clean cooking.


Upcoming meetings

November 21, 2019, 2 pm CET, our head of research, Rebekah Shirley will be speaking in a webinar on ‘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). Providing energy access via decentralized renewables to these communities could turn a double challenge into a huge job creation opportunity. Data show that energy access can create millions of new jobs, such as direct employment from decentralized renewable energy like mini-grids and off-grid solar. Participants will learn more about 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.

November 28, 2019, 4 pm CET, Power for All will be hosting another webinar coordinated by the Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN) Secretariat on ‘Powering Jobs - Job Creation in Developing Countries through the Promotion of Decentralized Renewable Energy,’ where Rebekah Shirley and Eva Lee will talk about the findings from the Powering Jobs Census, which analyzes the energy workforce of the future.


gridCONNEXT 2019

Our CEO Kristina Skierka will be speaking at the gridCONNEXT 2019, December 10-12, 2019 in Washington DC. With the rapid adoption of cost-competitive clean energy, energy storage, and electrified transportation – along with new business and regulatory models supporting resiliency, zero-carbon resources, and customer choice – the gridCONNEXT 2019 offers an unprecedented opportunity to connect with key stakeholders and explore what’s next in the utility sector.


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