April 2019 | Harvesting energy
Harvesting energy means breaking down silos
2 billion smallholder farmers are among the most underserved populations in the world. Better access to clean energy has the ability to transform agriculture and speed econonic development, says Factor[e], but financial, operational, technical, and policy barriers need to be overcome. Read more »
Video: Powering the next green revolution

Our latest video takes a closer look at the potential for decentralized renewables like mini-grids to unlock agriculture productivity and jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia. Watch »

Research Summary: Under-the-grid opportunity
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) found that under-the-grid areas in Africa offer a multi-billion dollar opportunity for mini-grids and huge savings for state distribution companies. More »
Research Summary: Customer perception in India
More rural customers in India prefer electricity supplied by mini-grids than state grids, while two-fifths of consumption comes from agriculture, according to Smart Power India (SPI). More »
Spotlight: Portraits of SDG7@Work

The #PoweringJobs initiative launched a "SDG7@Work" virtual photo exhibition to highlight the amazing people making universal electricity access a reality, and the jobs being created as an outcome of gaining access. Send us your photos and Share »

Campaign Updates

Power for All and a consortium of partners will launch its Utilities 2.0 report and announce the first demonstration project at African Utility Week in mid-May. Also learn about our other activities in this monthly round-up. Keep up to date »

"In most African countries, over 80% of workers are in the informal sector, either in traditional agriculture or in urban, informal economic activities, where under-employement and low earnings are pervasive."
- African Center for Economic Transformation, 2019
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