Power Africa Quarterly Newsletter: August 2015

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Letter from the Coordinator, Andrew M. Herscowitz: Obama Visits East Africa

While the past few have months zipped by, there’s no question that we -- Power Africa staff, our partners and supporters -- have come a long way, together. President Obama’s visit to the Power Africa Innovation Fair highlighted the importance of our shared efforts, not only for the future and success of the African continent, but for the future and security of our planet.
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Power Africa Innovation Fair: Who did the President Meet?

During his visit to the Power Africa Innovation Fair, President Obama met with a number of Power Africa partners working to provide solutions for East Africa's off-grid communities. Follow the President’s footsteps and meet who he met from d.light, M-KOPA, and Solar Sister (three companies using solar technology to improve livesa>), and the winners of USADF's Off-Grid Challengea>, Afrisol Energy Ltd, Mibawa Suppliers and Pfoofy Power & Light.

Women helping women become the next generation of solar leaders

A USAID-funded Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy (VOCTEC) program, led by Arizona State University, is training women to take advantage of the growing clean energy economy.
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Reaching for the roofs: One million solar-powered homes in Tanzania by 2017

MPower technician installing solar panelsFour out of five Tanzanians -- an estimated 35 million people -- lack access to electricity. But now, Off-Grid:Electric, a founding partner of Power Africa's Beyond the Grid program, is working with the Tanzanian government to provide affordable off-grid energy to one million Tanzanian households, while creating 15,000 jobs by the end of 2017.
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Teresia turns on the light

Teresia Olotai knows that life can be hard for Maasai women. When the sun goes down, their responsibilities remain, but the obstacles grow. That all changed in 2013 when Power Africa arrived. Electricity has brought more than just light to Lobulu bona. It’s given the Maasai a door to the world.
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Annual Report

Power Africa‘s Annual Report highlights the progress made in the second year, lessons learned, and the roadmap to a brighter African future.
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Power Africa Toolbox

Power Africa's Toolbox, now online, provides the resources needed to unlock the power and opportunity of sub‑Saharan Africa.
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Picturing Power

Power Africa's growing photo gallery, with entries from our recent photo contest, features the work of our partners across sub-Saharan Africa.
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