Energy and Poverty

Energy poverty and its consequences for local economies and social development are projected to remain the predominant challenge for sub Saharan Africa through to 2030. Moreover, significant energy access and energy pricing inequalities exist between urban and rural areas. Whereas urban areas tend to use energy in the form of electricity, charcoal, kerosene and other fuels, rural areas continue to rely on largely traditional biomass for meeting their energy requirements for cooking, lighting and space heating. Read More

Energy and Gender

Energy security is of high importance for the governments in sub Saharan  Africa as it affects economic growth and industrial development. The external and internal environment for the energy sector has changed considerably in past years and requires urgent answers from policymakers as well as public and private investors. Currently, the Sub saharan region is confronted with the reality of energy vulnerability, fuel price volatility and system unreliability.The electricity systems in sub Saharan countries are facing tremendous challenges due to the growing gap between predicted demand, existing supply capacities and limited capital to invest. The energy intensity in the countries remains high and electricity is used in an inefficient way throughout all sectors. Read More