Africa’s energy needs are not only huge, they are also urgent. Day after day, the continent’s lack of modern energy is holding back economic growth, job creation, sustainable agriculture, health and education.
African governments and their partners need to move faster to bridge the continent’s huge energy gap. That means adopting every available solution, on and off the grid, according to a new report from Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel.
Greetings from the secretariat of the Africa Progress Panel (APP). Welcome to our first newsletter of 2017. It’s often said that change is the only constant. While that maxim may not suit every organisation, it’s certainly one that has driven the dynamism of the APP since its inception.
I am leaving the Africa Progress Panel after an incredible five years. I would like to express my deep gratitude to you all for your kindness, support and outstanding commitment. It has been an amazing journey to partner with you to transform the great continent of Africa.
Climate change is the biggest problem we have ever had to face, as communities, countries and the planet. This means it is an expensive problem given that adjusting economies to limit greenhouse gas emissions costs money; so too does adapting agriculture, water use and coastlines.