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Spring Meetings 2024 - World Bank Group Event - Energizing Africa: What Will It Take to Achieve Universal Energy Access?


Energizing Africa: What Will It Take to Achieve Universal Energy Access?

April 17, 10 AM ET / 14:00 GMT
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Over half a billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa are at risk of being left behind without electricity access by 2030, with nearly 400 million of them living in countries subject to fragility, conflict, and violence. Africa is where the energy access battle will be won or lost. Without access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy, the region will not reach its development aspirations or achieve an economic transformation that can lift millions out of poverty.

Together with partners, the World Bank Group has already begun efforts to deploy innovative financial and technical solutions that are essential for accelerating electrification rates that outpace population growth. 

The discussion will focus on what it will take to scale up the solutions and investments that will help connect millions more Africans to electricity and transform African economies.

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