Meeting of the Power Africa Senior Advisors Group and the SE4All/AfDB Africa Energy Leaders Group
Several high-level officials joined private sector partners and Power Africa's Advisors for a small "salon-style" dinner in Kigali to share ideas for tackling two issues: (1) Getting micro-grids to the point of commercial viability; and (2) Mobilizing public and private capital for grid roll-out. In addition to many U.S. Government agency leaders, other participants included Nigerian businessman Alike Dangote, Tony Blair, and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina.
The event also convened the African Governance Initiative Senior Advisors Group and the African Development Bank’s African Energy Leaders Group. There was clear consensus around the need for policy predictability, risk mitigation tools, and integrated planning. There was also agreement on the need for African governments to deploy alternative electrification solutions that can be implemented more quickly than via grid expansion... CONTINUE READING