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Energy Access Is Key to Sub-Saharan Africa's Economic Recovery

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy
A young South African woman holds up a cloth face mask next to a sewing machine.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy
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For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution

  • mapping
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
Electricity has far-reaching impacts on people's livelihoods. This Tanzanian tailor can sew at night thanks to solar power. Photo by Theo Steemers/USAID
  • mapping
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
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RELEASE: Report: Tanzania Mini-grid Sector Doubles with Bold Policy Approach

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy Access
  • sustainable development goals
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy Access
  • sustainable development goals
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sales agents for solar power systems in Tanzania
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy Access
Initiatives

Energy Access

Meenakshi Dewan tends to maintenance work on the solar street lighting in her village of Tinginaput, India. Huge pylons run across these hills, supplying power to the big cities – but rural areas like this are not connected to the main grid.
Insights

1.2 Billion People Lack Electricity. Increasing Supply Alone Won’t Fix the Problem

  • Equity
  • Energy
  • electric grid
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
Pharmacy in Monrovia
  • Equity
  • Energy
  • electric grid
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
Insights

PODCAST: Electrifying Africa

  • Energy
  • podcasts
  • electric grid
  • Energy Access
A farmer showcases her solar power in Kenya.
  • Energy
  • podcasts
  • electric grid
  • Energy Access
Insights

“Pay-As-You-Go” Solar Could Electrify Rural Africa

  • Equity
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
Tanzania solar
  • Equity
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
Insights

Why Are Women Left Out of Land Decisions, Despite Gender Equity Laws?

  • Equity
  • Gender
  • human rights
  • land rights
Indigenous women, Philippines
  • Equity
  • Gender
  • human rights
  • land rights
Insights

Q&A with Cécile Ndjebet: Empowering Women Is Key to Better Forest Management in Cameroon

  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights
Women in Cameroon prepare to plant saplings. Photo by Cameroon Ecology.
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights
Insights

Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
Way back to Lukolela  View on the way back to Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.   Photo by Ollivier Girard for CIFOR   Center for International Forestry Research
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change

4 Reasons Assessing Governance Matters for Forests and People

  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
Conducting an analysis of governance strengths and weaknesses can be a critical first step towards advancing forest governance reforms. Photo Credit: World Bank, Flickr
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation

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