Tuesday 9 November 2021
15:30 – 16:30 GMT (15:30 UTC+2)
Organised in collaboration with Denmark.
Off-grid energy is still a largely untapped opportunity for creating jobs for youth. The sector is emerging as a significant employer in emerging economies that suffer from high rates of joblessness. Supporting the development of the off-grid energy sector can therefore have a wide and positive job creation impact in addition to support countries in mitigate their climate impact and accelerate their green transition.
The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is a multi-donor programme bringing clean and affordable energy access to underserved people in rural and peri-urban areas in Sub-Saharan African countries. The aim is to enable the establishment of up to 1.35 million energy connections and benefit more than 6 million people by 2026.
Denmark and Sweden are within the BGFA programme supporting job creation and skills development in Africa. The goal for the job creation sub-programme in Uganda is to create at least 300 decent jobs within the Uganda off-grid solar energy sector and as well as to support different activities to pilot skills development.