A crowd learns about different clean energy solutions during the Sierra Leone Solar Roadshow

Campaign Update: February 2017

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

LUSAKA, 1 February: Multi-stakeholder Forum on Sustainable Energy in Zambia

The month kicks off with for Power for All with our Zimbabwe Campaign Lead, Chiedza Mazaiwana, joining the AEEP / RECP forum, which focusses on the Business Opportunities for Decentralised Renewables in Southern Africa, and Zambia’s SEforAll Action Agenda. She will be speaking on financing and funding for decentralized renewable energy (DRE) programs during the event.

BOSTON, 11 February: Tufts Energy Conference, Tufts University

The Tufts Energy Conference is an annual event that brings together professionals, students, and experts from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to discuss critical global energy issues. This year the conference will focus on Innovation for Global Energy Access. Kristina Skierka, Power for All Campaign Director, will give the Keynote Address.

HARARE, Week c/13th: Market Mapping, REAZ Workshops and Site Visits

Power for All will hold two workshops in Zimbabwe in mid-February, the first to enable local stakeholders to come together to analyse barriers to DRE market growth and discuss potential solutions, and the second to support members of the Renewable Energy Association of Zimbabwe in building plans for 2017. The team will also arrange two DRE site visits for policy-makers to learn about DRE business models & technologies and explore how the Zimbabwean government can help drive energy access.

Abuja, Week c/20th February: Media Editors Workshop

After a successful event last year, the campaign will hold a second Media Workshop in Nigeria to share knowledge on DRE technologies, business models and impacts, as well as the opportunities and challenges for growth in the national market. The event will enable journalists to ask questions about clean energy solutions in the Nigerian context.

FREETOWN, Week c/20th February: Civil Society Organization (CSO) Workshop

Following an initial meeting in November, Power for All will continue to work closely with campaign partner IBIS / Oxfam to bring together local CSOs to share knowledge and experience on energy access and DRE in Sierra Leone, and build concrete actions to work together to accelerate clean energy access.

JOHANNESBURG, 20 February: Africa Energy Indaba

During the Africa Energy Indaba—which will explore Africa’s next energy opportunities—Ify Malo, our Nigeria Campaign Manager will Chair the panel: How far and fast will distributed power generation grow? Make sure you join the session if you are attending the event.

January Highlight: Power for All Country Web Pages

January saw the launch of national web pages for the three countries in which Power for All is running local campaigns.

From press releases on the Sierra Leone Solar Roadshow and the launch of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria, to Zimbabwe’s investor-focused workshops, check out the country-pages through the links below for the latest national events, reports and news:

Sierra Leone

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