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Can clean energy be provided for 600m people in sub-saharan Africa who lack reliable energy access?

1 Mar 2019 - 11:00

How can clean energy be provided for those 600 million people in sub-saharan Africa that currently lack reliable energy access? Project RISE: Renewable, Innovative and Scalable Electrification in Uganda and Zambia aims at finding answers to this complex challenge. Key stakeholders and members of the project team share their views in the project trailer and emphasize that a holistic approach comprising the views of policymakers, businesses and local communities, the inclusion and empowerment of women, innovative financing models and supply chain management are important factors in achieving the sustainable development goal number 7: clean and affordable access to energy. Can clean energy be provided for 600m people in sub-saharan Africa who lack reliable energy access?

RISE is a joint research project by the Universities of Oxford and Cape Town with a strong focus on external stakeholder engagement. More information is available on the project website https://www.smithschool.ox.ac.uk/research/rise-renewable-energy-innovation-scale/index.html