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PACJA, GermanWatch launch project to support energy access in Africa

Augustine Njdamnshi

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and the Germanwatch have jointly launched a project in Egypt meant to strengthen the role of civil society groups in the promotion and implementation of sustainable energy transition initiatives as well as renewable energy. Augustine Njdamnshi, chair of Technical and Political Committee, PACJA (right), engages with a delegate The “Ensuring a People-Centered Energy ...

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Osinbajo, World Bank MD discuss climate change, energy access

Mari Pangestu

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, received Dr Mari Pangestu, World Bank Managing Director of Development, Policy and Partnerships. Dr Mari Pangestu, World Bank Managing Director of Development, Policy and Partnerships Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, who spoke with State House correspondents after the meeting, said it was Pangestu’s first visit to ...

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Africa’s energy deficit may thwart attainment of SDG-7 on electricity access, says ECA

Vera Songwe

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal-7 may elude Africa, due to limited supply and access to electricity, says Ms Vera Songwe, the United Nations under-secretary-general and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UNECA  Songwe stated this in her presentation at a virtual ministerial meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to a statement on ...

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Welcoming Smart Villages Initiative to Africa

“Aid cannot achieve the end of poverty – ‘only homegrown development based on the dynamism of individuals and firms in free markets can do that.” – A former World Bank economist.   Electricity is development. It is something without which development is a mirage.  Very many African villages lack electricity because all African countries cannot provide this essential commodity for ...

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Eleri: Govt funding of pro-poor energy access on the decline

According to Ewah Eleri, Executive Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED), the Financing Pro-poor Energy Access project that his organisation is involved in seeks to reverse the declining Federal Government funding of pro-poor energy access by campaigning for the expansion of the scale of government, private sector and donor funding for pro-poor and gender-sensitive sustainable energy options. He spoke ...

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