Energy Access As An Accelerator for Economic Development

Electricity, no matter where it comes from or how it is produced, is fundamental to life in the 21st century. Whether it’s powering cell phones, providing refrigeration, or keeping the lights on, access to electricity provides us with life’s most basic necessities. Yet much of the world remains in the dark.

Recorded: 21 Nov 2016

Webinar Overview

Electricity, no matter where it comes from or how it is produced, is fundamental to life in the 21st century. Whether it’s powering cell phones, providing refrigeration, or keeping the lights on, access to electricity provides us with life’s most basic necessities. Yet much of the world remains in the dark.

This webinar will look at:

  • The role energy access can play in scaling up access to security, water, healthcare, education and financial inclusion?
  • Why are some countries more open to mobile money payments? What are the alternatives?
  • Can exploration of opportunities for synergies between telecom grid and off grid developers be examined e.g. can mobile telephone masts be anchored for clients using mini grid systems?
  • How can clean cooking facilitate greater energy access?

Find out more about The Africa Energy Forum: Off Grid and Mini Grid Summit which will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 6-8th December 2016.