Empowering Africa

The aim of the project is to offer an in-depth analysis of the current status, the future prospects and the main questions related to access to energy for household and industry in the African continent, such as the progress of the power sector, the development of new technological solutions and the impact of today’s and future economic, demographic, social and technological trends. The project will thus deliver an assessment of the main dynamics influencing electricity generation and access to energy, with a specific focus on renewable energies and distribution grid developments. It will also discuss new technological solutions being developed precisely for the African framework, such as mini-grids able to guarantee access to a share of the population today still excluded.

Funding: Compagnia di San Paolo, Enel Foundation, OCP Policy Center

Start/End:
 2017 - current

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