Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Over 600 million people in Africa– more than 60 per cent of the continent’s population -- do not have access to essential electricity services. The Sub-Saharan African (SSA) region faces the brunt of this energy poverty. Of the 38 countries across the world that fail to provide basic electricity access to their populations, 30 are from the Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Undoubtedly, the region faces a formidable challenge. Existing infrastructure is woefully inadequate, falling far short of present needs, let alone the demands of the future.The lack of energy leads to a lack of essential necessities like proper healthcare, sanitation, education, economic development, and employment. When these fundamental services are absent, the risk of social and political unrest significantly increases. 

Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) has been actively engaged with several countries and organisations across Africa, focussing on a range of development concerns including the challenge of energy access. In order to discuss, understand and delve deeper into the challenges and opportunities related to energy access issues in SSA, CSE cordially invites you to join an online discussion. 

For more details, please contact:

Binit Das
Programme Manager, Renewable Energy, CSE
+91 80933 26269



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