All Events

September 19th, 2023. 09:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

As part of Climate Week NYC 2023, Power for All will host a Webinar discussing the intersection of Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 7. We invite you to join us to learn how distributed renewable energy (DRE) has the potential to increase agricultural productivity, help decarbonize the food system, reduce greenhouse gases, and mitigate the worst impacts of global warming.

Unlocking Productive Use of Renewable Energy in the Agriculture Value Chain in India

This webinar will bring progressive farmers from different regions of Jharkhand who have successfully adopted DRE technologies for improving their agriculture production and also be a platform of learning and awareness building to many other farmers who would joining in virtually to understand the technological, financial and practical aspects of these technologies.

Powering Development and Sustainability: Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) in the Agri-Food Systems

This event will aim to reinvigorate the global discussions around the potential of renewable energy in enhancing agricultural productivity, reducing post-harvest losses, and boosting rural incomes while addressing GHG and climate change. The UNEP Cool Coalition along with the UAE delegation will be giving an overview of the Global Cooling Pledge and its importance in Food Systems.

Greening Agriculture: Farmer Perspectives on Productive Use of Renewable Energy

On April 26, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Africa Time (EAT), Power for All will host a two-hour learning session titled "Greening Agriculture: Farmer Perspectives on Productive Use of Renewable Energy."

Sankalp Global Summit 2022

Power for All, the global campaign to end energy poverty, recently released its second Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) jobs report, leading experts to stress the need for training investment to build the skilled workforce required to grow and scale the sector.

Powering Jobs Census 2022: The Energy Access Workforce in Nigeria

The virtual launch event will bring together international funders, donors, DFIs, ministries, consulates, private sector companies, press and media, CSOs, and student communities. The format will include breakout panel discussions with experts, in addition to a presentation of findings.

2022 #PoweringJobs Census 2022: Focus on India

Join us on 27 September 2022 at 11:00 am IST as we launch the findings of the 2022 #PoweringJobs Census 2022: Focus on India.

Powering the Energy Access Workforce of the Future

Join us at the Climate Week NYC 2022 as we launch our second Powering Jobs Census 2022: The Energy Access Workforce report to advocate and raise awareness about the immediate need to increase the human capacity pipeline for the distributed renewable energy sector.

Unite with APAC Industry Leaders at Reuters Events: Energy Transition Asia Pacific 2022

Energy transition is firmly rooted at the forefront of business and government agendas. After the success of the inaugural event last year, Reuters Events: Energy Transition Asia Pacific returns in 2022, taking place on November 30 – December 1 (Online).

Report Launch: RE-Powering Health for Future Ready Jharkhand

The Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) in association with Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA), Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Power For All, have organized a state-level conference to launch the"Renewable Energy-Powering Health for Future Ready Jharkhand" report.

The Microgrid Global Innovation Forum

Join Kristina Skierka, Founder and CEO of Power for All at the 15th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, 13-15 September 2022 in London. Kristina will give a talk titled "Designing the Grid of the Future to End Energy Poverty Together and Faster: Lessons from the Twaake project in Uganda."

5th Energy Professionals Online RoundTable

On July 29, join Power for All's Uganda Director Sumaya Mahomed for the 5th Energy Professionals Online RoundTable.

The Economic Times Energy Leadership Summit

The Summit will bring together ministers, public sector officials and private industry executives to help create an informed debate on the key attributes of the new world order and to collaborate and discuss latest business trends.

Enlit Africa

From the 7-9 June 2022, Africa's energy and power professionals will gather at Enlit Africa (formerly African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa) in Cape Town to explore the theme "Collaboration to fast forward Africa’s Energy Transition."

Join us at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum, 17 – 19 May 2022, Kigali, Rwanda

We are delighted to announce our participation at this year’s Sustainable Energy for All Forum, 17-19 May 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. This landmark global gathering brings people together to take stock of progress, showcase success and identify solutions to achieve faster, broader gains towards sustainable energy for all.

Future of Energy Week

Join Economist Impact, Power for All and 4,000 policymakers, energy experts, business leaders and scientists to explore how a fast, widespread energy transition will keep global warming in check while meeting Asia’s energy needs. Examine the implications of these changes with other business leaders at Future of Energy Week.

Powering up the workforce for universal energy access

Ashden and BloombergNEF (BNEF) invite you to join us as we explore how to blast through the jobs and skills barrier preventing universal access to clean, affordable, decentralized energy.

Building Partnerships for an Integrated Energy Approach - Experience from the Utilities 2.0 project

Power for All, in partnership with Equatorial Power, Energrow, East African Power and Umeme Uganda Ltd, has the pleasure to invite you to a virtual webinar on Building Partnerships for an Integrated Energy Approach: Utilities 2.0 Project (Uganda) Experience.

Strengthening Agriculture Value Chain through Productive Uses of Energy (PUE)

Power for All is convening this webinar with a focus on energy transition in the agriculture sector through increased involvement and adoption of Productive Uses of Energy (PUE) appliances in the agriculture sector of Jharkhand thereby positively impacting farmers' incomes and productivity along the way.

Power Africa Leadership to Meet Cleantech Innovators in SF Bay Area

Mark Carrato, Power Africa Coordinator, and Dan Kammen, USAID Energy Innovation Advisor, together with a senior team from Power Africa, will visit the Bay area on a domestic trip focused on connecting with cleantech innovators.

Connecting Higher Education and the Green Economy Community

This event provides an overview about how to update all academic areas to help create an inclusive and skilled workforce to address the climate crisis and provide careers that support sustainable development.

The Economic Times Energyworld Solar Power Congress

Our CEO, Kristina Skiera, will be one of the speakers at the congress. The Economic Times Energyworld Solar Power Congress aims to bring the key stakeholders of the solar power industry on a single platform for an informed debate on the main issues and opportunities for growth in this industry.

Energy Empowering Employment

Join Power for All’s panel at the SDG 7 Pavilion to be a part of the discussion on #PoweringJobs and scaling the Distributed Renewable Energy sector.

COP26 side event: The Nordics as pioneers in developing jobs and skills in Africa

The Nordics as pioneers in developing jobs and skills in Africa – The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa contributing to employment within the off-grid sector.

Empowering Women Through a Just Transition

This session will explore the importance of clean energy as a driver of social impact and a lever for empowering women. Clean energy is key to increasing energy access for rural communities in Africa - with direct benefits for people's lives, livelihoods, and learning. Clean energy also provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs - such as selling solar lamps and installing solar panels.

The Future of Decentralized Energy in India: Staying Relevant in a "Post-Access" Market

New webinar: In a country that has declared 100% household access to electricity, is there still a role for private decentralized renewable energy companies?

Roundtable: Uganda’s integrated approach to electrification

Learn how Uganda is working to achieve an integrated approach to electrification by having utilities work with off-grid renewable systems and distributed energy resources to increase connections. Understand how this will stimulate demand and reduce costs to make mini-grids more economical.

Global Food Systems summit 2020

3 November | 09:00 (GMT) This year’s digital Global Food Systems Summit will shed light on how the global agri-food sector is coming together in the aftermath of the pandemic to balance the need for profit with the need to reduce negative ecological and societal impacts.

Energy Transition Strategies Summit 2020

1 - 2 December | 13:00 (GMT) Policymakers, industry experts, and investors will bring the discussion back to the measures and actions now needed to reach the goal of new zero-carbon, the future of power markets, and the strategies to survive and thrive in the energy transition reshaped by a global pandemic.

Mini-grids and Productive Use: Implications for Gender and Social Inclusion

Join Power for All and Energypedia in this live webinar discussion with mini-grids developers, gender specialist, and a data expert as they talk about the opportunities for synergy between the goals of rural electrification with solar mini-grids, women empowerment, and agricultural transformation in Africa.

Africa Summit 2020

12 October | 09:00 (GMT) With the coronavirus pandemic, Africa has been hit by its biggest external shock since independence. Africa's response has been rightly praised, but the health and economic consequences will be severe. The Africa Summit will cover these most pressing issues.

World Energy Storage Day

World Energy Storage Day is celebrated on 22nd September every year by various global industry stakeholders, policy makers, think tanks and associations to acknowledge its importance across the globe.

Digital Energy Festival for Africa

Africa Energy Forum 2020 joins forces with the African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa and Oil & Gas Council’s Africa Assembly to host Digital Energy Festival for Africa.


The 3rd African Youth SDGs Summit will coincide with the 5-year journey milestone of the SDGs adoption- and will present a critical point of reflection / turning point towards unleashing the full potential of the youth to deliver the SDGs in the next decade. The Summit will convene young leaders, SDG advocates, students, government officials, development practitioners and world leaders for 3-days of constructive dialogues, debates, awards, networking and exchange of knowledge towards attaining the SDG target by 2030.

gridCONNEXT 2019

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 – this event offers an unprecedented opportunity to connect with key stakeholders and explore what’s next in the utility sector.

Future Energy East Africa

Future Energy East Africa is the largest and longest running regional power conference and exhibition in East Africa, making it a well-known and trusted brand. The event boasts both a strategic conference and a large trade exhibition.

Innovation Summit Barcelona 2019

Innovation Summit Barcelona is bringing together the latest innovation and leading-edge technology in energy management and automation with a highly-rated conference program to explore the most influential topics in our industry.

Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo

Organized by GOGLA and The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program, the next edition of the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo will take place in Nairobi, 18 - 20 February 2020.

Off-Grid Energy Access Forum 2019

The Off-Grid Energy Access Forum 2019 is the only conference assessing global investment, market opportunities & technology developments for off-grid energy access at the last mile.

Africa's Agri-preneurs Summit 2019

The Africa's Agripreneurs Summit is a two-day conference bringing together all stakeholders in the African agri-business industry to not only share knowledge on the available market options but also train attendants on key value-addition ventures.

SDG Summit 2019

High-level Political Forum (HLPF) under the 74th Session of the General Assembly: Accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Webinar Series: Tutorial for using the Platform for Energy Access Knowledge (PEAK)

Power for All launched the Platform for Energy Access Knowledge (PEAK), a new interactive knowledge platform designed to curate, organize, synthesize and transform large, growing bodies of decentralized renewable energy data into “digestible,” shareable and useable information.

4th IOREC Coming to Singapore

This year, the 4th International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), will be the global platform dedicated for sharing experience and best practices about design and implementation of enabling policies, tailored financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications for stand-alone and mini-grid systems. The 4th edition of IOREC will be held in Singapore on 31 October - 1 November 2018, during the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), 2018 as part of Asia Clean Energy Summit – Conference and Exhibition. With over half a billion people in Asia are still without access to electricity, the synergy with the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting, chaired by Singapore in 2018, and with the Asia Clean Energy Summit, will greatly help highlight the role decentralised renewable energy solutions can play in electrification strategies in the region and beyond, as well as the role of off-grid renewable energy in achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) will organise an Exhibition in parallel with the Conference. The Exhibition is meant to give the private sector the opportunity to present its products & projects and showcase the technologies & know-how at the forefront of off-grid renewables.

S-@ccess International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access

The main objective of the conference is to provide an opportunity for an exchange between practitioners from the industry, academia and development institutions working in the field of decentralized energy. The conference will cover technical, business and management aspects of solar technologies and mini grids with the aim of sharing experiences, learning from each other and networking. The challenge of energy access for all is of enormous magnitude and only be achievable, if a smart mix of different existing and innovative technologies and approaches is applied according to the needs and the economic potential of the people. In the last years, a multitude of organizations and companies has gained value experiences with the dissemination of solar lanterns, plug-and-play systems and solar home systems either in form of cash sales or Pay-as-you-go approaches. Several international organizations have also tried to scale up installation of solar and hydro mini-grids in rural areas with differing degrees of success. Other organizations focused on solar thermal systems or the development of energy efficient equipment allowing the productive use of DC electricity. The Conference will provide a forum where experts from different disciplines can discuss how universal energy access can be achieved in the most efficient way. The conference will invite acknowledged experts to provide an overview about the status in different technology areas and give room to participants, which want to present their results from scientific research or experiences from the fieldwork.

The Kenya Clean Energy Cycling Caravan

The Tour de France might still be one week away, but in Kenya young people are currently cycling across the country to connect with people who do not have access to energy. During the trip the cyclists are meeting with local communities and government officials to promote renewable energy as a clean solution to lack of energy access, ahead of the Kenyan elections that are taking place on the 8 August. This is part of the Big Shift campaign supported by the African Coalition for Sustainable Energy and Access (ACSEA), the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Kenya Youth Climate Network and Christian Aid.

5 Ideas to Consider to Make Universal Energy Access a Reality

Our global goal of extending access to modern energy services to all people by 2030 will remain a distant reality unless there is a fundamental shift in how we implement plans to expand access.

Catalyzing National Action

Our Call to Action has been executed at the national level in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Nigeria through bringing together stakeholders to make commitments to accelerate distributed renewable energy (DRE). Here are some highlights from the launch events:

Women & Power: Female Entrepreneurs Join Nigeria’s Energy Revolution

“If I have 24 women as entrepreneurs using solar technology, I can earn double my earnings and double my business… I am considering becoming a distributor”, advised one of the attendees of last week’s “Economic Empowerment of Women through Decentralized Renewable Energy” workshop held in Abuja.

Guest Post: Unlocking Solar Conference Africa, Thoughts from REAN

Hannah Kabir, REAN Member and CEO of Creeds Energy, shares insights on the Unlocking Solar Capital conference in this guest post.

From Policy to Implementation: Catalyzing Finance in Zimbabwe's DRE Market

“Grid extension is not the best way to reach communities in the rural areas, and the government is continually developing strategies and policies to support private sector investment and ensure a smooth process to facilitate energy access”. Eng. Steve Dihwa, the Principal Director of the Zimbabwe Ministry of Energy and Power Development kicked off a recent finance workshop in Harare by expressing his strong support for the decentralized renewable energy sector, and its key role in ending energy poverty for the 9 million Zimbabweans who currently lack energy access.

Sierra Leone Energy Revolution Picks up Pace

Innovative financing proposals and local media support for energy access were the outcomes of two workshops held in Sierra Leone to propel the Energy Revolution. At the events, Power for All brought together stakeholders to drive engagement and collaboration in support of the country’s efforts to help families and businesses gain energy access.

Nigerian Ministries, Departments & Agencies Get Behind Energy Access Drive

Nearly 70 participants from 25 government ministries, department and agencies (MDAs) joined a workshop hosted by Power for All and its partners to share knowledge on policies, programs, opportunities and challenges in the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector.

Zimbabwe: Solar Fair Success

To accelerate access to distributed clean energy in Zimbabwe, Power for All, together with partners including SNV, Practical Action, Zero, Hivos and the Renewable Energy Association of Zimbabwe held a Solar Fair at Domboshava, 29km outside Harare.

Workshop: Zimbabwe Editor Training

On July 29th, Power for All Zimbabwe held an editor's training workshop to showcase the impact of decentralized renewables on homes and businesses, and provide knowledge about the local and global industry. Chiedza Mazaiwana, our in-country Campaign Manager, addressed 10 Senior Editors and Producers from various media outlets in Zimbabwe.

Workshop: Sierra Leone Compact and Energy Revolution

On Thursday 28 July, Power for All Sierra Leone held a successful workshop to further familiarize government officials with the Sierra Leone compact and Energy Revolution targets and activities, and build awareness of the decentralized renewable sector. The workshop particularly focussed on the actions and ownership needed to streamline the importation of solar products, a key part of the country’s plans to catalyse the decentralized solar market and increase access to energy services.

EnergyAccessX: Driving the Energy Future

Clean Energy Ministerial 7 (CEM7), held last week in San Francisco, was historic for a number of reasons—none more so than it was the first CEM to integrate decentralized renewable energy (DRE or DR energy) on the “main stage” of global energy supply conversations via EnergyAccessX.

From Unicorns to Black Swans... EnergyAccessX in pictures

A unicorn on a black swan on Mars? A unique mix of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, technologists, designers and policy experts from around the world came together at EnergyAccessX on June 1, a Clean Energy Ministerial parallel program—and with so many original thinkers in the room, there was no holding back with ideas!

From Ladders to Staircases: Is this the future of energy access?

In the run up to the much anticipated Ashden Awards 2016 on Thursday June 9, the Ashden Conference 2016 is held today to explore the question: Moving up the energy ladder: how can we amplify electricity access? On her way to the event we caught up with Kat Harrison, Associate Director of Impact at Acumen and co-manager of the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) CleanStart Programme Energy Ladder research, to learn more.

Can Africa leapfrog to a smart energy system?

Speakers from the energy and financial world came together for a panel at the World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Rwanda this week, to discuss a new energy future. The consensus was clear: achieving universal energy access rapidly requires both centralized and decentralized solutions.

Sierra Leone Launches Energy Revolution

President Ernest Bai Koroma opened Sierra Leone’s first-ever national conference on decentralized renewable energy yesterday, pledging energy access for all of the country’s seven million people in less than a decade. The goal, with a focus on household solar solutions, is part of the government’s post-Ebola recovery plan. Currently less than 12 percent of people in urban areas have access to modern energy, around one percent in rural regions.

Energy Access: From Walk... To Talk... To Run

At the World Bank Spring Meetings this month Power for All launched a Call to Action for Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to End Energy Poverty before 2030: #endenergypovertyfaster. Directors, Kristina Skierka, Christine Eibs Singer and William Brent conducted multiple meetings to advocate for decentralized renewable energy and showcase the “need for speed” in addressing energy poverty.

Join the Conversation: #endenergypovertyfaster

Today, April 14, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings 2016, Power for All issued a Call to Action urging multilateral development banks (MDBs) to accelerate the pace of energy access by taking three key steps: