Lighting the Path Forward: Scaling Energy Access Down to the Last Mile in Africa
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Teslim Giwa Caroline eboumbou

This session will explore innovative solutions and collaboration opportunities to accelerate energy access across Africa, reaching the most remote and underserved communities. Through thought-provoking discussion and data-driven insights, we will delve into cutting-edge technologies, financing models, and community engagement strategies that can bridge the energy gap and unlock brighter futures for millions. 

Panelists will explore the following areas. 

Demystifying the Last Mile Challenge: Examining the unique obstacles and disparities in ensuring energy access for remote and rural communities. 

Harnessing Innovation: Showcasing groundbreaking energy solutions like mini-grids, solar lanterns, and renewable energy microgrids, highlighting their impact and scalability. 

Collaboration is Key: Identifying effective partnership models between governments, NGOs, the private sector, and local communities for sustainable energy development. 

Financial Bridges: Exploring innovative financing mechanisms, including blended finance, carbon credits, and community ownership models, to increase affordability and investment. 

Unlocking Potential: Discussing the transformative impact of energy access on education, healthcare, economic development, and gender equality in Africa. 

Location Name
PLENARY HALL, D Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Full Address
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas - D HALL
650 S Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202
United States
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