Frontlines Online Edition
Power/Trade Africa
September/October 2014

How Do You Learn in the Dark?

Video: How Do You Learn in the Dark?
In sub-Saharan Africa, two-thirds of the population—or about 600 million people—lack access to reliable electricity. Schoolchildren walk to school in the dark and must wait for the sun to rise before they can read their lessons. The darkness limits their ability to study, learn and walk in safe surroundings.

By leveraging U.S. strengths in energy technology, private sector engagement, and policy and regulatory reform, Power Africa will galvanize collaboration, make quick-impact interventions, and drive systemic reforms to facilitate future investment.

Power Africa works with African governments, the private sector and other partners such as the World Bank and African Development Bank to add more than 30,000 megawatts of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.