July 2019 | Jobs & energy access
Leading business publication Forbes spotlights how rural electrification in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia is not only creating hundreds of thousands of energy sector jobs, but even more jobs in the communities gaining access to power for the first time. Read »
Video: SDG7@Work

Better understand the reasons why energy access can be a powerful force for improving livelihoods and creating employment in this 2-minute video. And meet the young women and men who make up this growing workforce. Watch »

Audio: Jobs Census Webinar

Dr. Rebekah Shirley, lead researcher for the Powering Jobs Census, gives a presentation of the key findings, and answers questions in this recording of a webinar hosted by Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC). Listen »
Report: Powering Jobs Census 2019

Download the first annual survey of employment coming from decentralized renewable energy, and learn about the tenure, compensation and gender balance of the energy access workforce. More »

Research Summary: Key Census Findings  

In this two-page document, find an easy-to-digest reference for circulation with key stakeholders. Highlights include: 109,000 direct, formal jobs across India, Kenya and Nigeria; 5 times that number in productive use jobs. More »

Campaign Updates

More than 300 high-level government, private sector and civil society representatives joined the launch of the Powering Jobs Census in Kenya, India and Nigeria. Keep up to date »

"In many rural areas across Africa, high unemployment is linked to the mismatch between available work and available skills... Closing this gap with skills and jobs training is critical especially with regard to renewable energy sector. We cannot achieve energy for all without a labor force to support it."

African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development and former Prime Minister of Kenya, H.E Raila Odinga, 2019
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