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18.06.2015 , Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Sustainable energy access planning. A framework - New study

Executive Summary (excerpt)Sustainable energy access planning (SEAP) is aimed at developing a socially inclusive energy supply system that gives...
BackgroundPublic and donor funding (including funding provided by multilaterals or bilateral donors that is channelled through national governments,...
Ghanda sometimes wakes long before dawn to sweep her house and beat the husk off her rice. Now in her 70s, Chanda has long since lost her sight. The...
“We shall make electric light so cheap that only the wealthy can afford to burn candles,” said Thomas Edison, inventor of the modern lightbulb. That...
For Sub-Saharan Africa, 2015 is a turning point. The summits on sustainable development, financing and climate change are swinging the spotlight not...
Turning tales of hardship into progress, passionate Africans innovatively use technology to improve life on the continent, fuelling future human...

01.06.2015 , James Ryan Hogarth / Ilmi Granoff

Power generation alone won’t deliver energy to Africa’s poor

At the United Nations last week, the Secretary-General convened governments and civil society organisations to identify how to achieve Sustainable...

Creating favourable conditions for modern solar lighting markets can provide a low-cost solution to reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution...
There has been renewed interest in challenge prizes over recent years, as a tool to drive development through innovation. However, there is very...

05.05.2015 , Steven Sinofsky

Africa’s Mobile-Sun Revolution

The transformative potential for mobile communications is upon us in every aspect of life. In the developing world where infrastructure of all types...