NDF hosted a delegation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA Finland) today for the signing of a EUR 15 million financing commitment to the new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund covering Southern and East Africa (EEP Africa).
(USAID/Press release, 01 March 2018)
Welcome, everyone. It's good to see all of you here. I think it speaks well for Power Africa, and I think it speaks well for the opportunities that we all see. You know, I'm often asked, as Administrator, what it is that most excites me about the work that we do and the opportunities that we see. And, of course, technology and the fact that we can now reach places and design tools that we couldn't even have imagined of just a few years ago.
Mastercard and off-grid solar firm M-KOPA are to pilot a new payment technology to support pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar opportunities in Uganda, with plans to roll out across East Africa.
(Tom Espiner/bbc The Disrupters in association with DXC.technology)
And in most places in the developing world, people increasingly want power, and don’t want to be hostage to blackouts, if they are on a grid at all.