Power Africa Quarterly Newsletter July 2016

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Dear Partners,

We want to share some great Power Africa stories from the field. Read on to learn how the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is bringing mini-grids to communities far from the national grid. And check out the success of the Power Africa/Young African Leaders Initiative Energy Institute, whose gender training opened the minds of young men and women working in the energy sector in Africa. Finally, read a photo essay by a doctor-turned-CEO of a hydropower company in Rwanda as he describes why he decided to change careers. 

Also, if you missed the live stream of the Power Africa panel at the White House Summit on Global Development, don't fret —you can still watch it on YouTube.

Paving the Way for Mini-Grids

Photo of a mini grid The African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is promoting the growth of mini-grids in sub-Saharan Africa to unlock the region’s potential for clean energy and increase energy access in isolated communities.> Read More

A Light Bulb Turns on for Women's Advancement

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows discuss the impact of energy on development as part of the new Energy Institute When Fatima Oyiza Ademoh of Nigeria arrived in California in June to attend the Power Africa/Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Energy Institute, she expected the gender component of the trainings to offer the usual information on how energy access impacts women and men differently. > Read more

Changing Careers: From Medicine to Renewable Energy

Amahoro Energy employees at work at one of the company’s hydropower facilities in rural Rwanda. / Matt Chenet for Power Africa Dr. Caleb King, an American physician and the founder and CEO of Amahoro Energy, talks about why he decided to start building hydropower plants in Rwanda and partner with Power Africa > Read more

Scaling Off-Grid Energy

Amahoro Energy employees at work at one of the company’s hydropower facilities in rural Rwanda. / Matt Chenet for Power Africa Help us design the Off-Grid Refrigeration Competition, the first phase of our Grand Challenge.> Read more

Power Africa in the News

Read the latest global media coverage of Power Africa, our partners, and the African energy sector. > Read More


Power Africa Tracking Tool

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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. > Download the Report

Power Africa Toolbox

Power Africa's Toolbox, now online, provides the resources needed to unlock the power and opportunity of sub-Saharan Africa. > View the Full Toolbox

Power Africa Photo Gallery

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