| Powering the Next Generation | July 2016
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Powering the Next Generation

Jobs engine? Yes. Business catalyst? Yes. Changing the way we can power the future... absolutely. From Africa to India, banks to bakeries, welding shops to water pumps, reliable power from decentralized renewables is kick-starting businesses and boosting employment. This article shows how clean energy is unlocking innovation and driving the “Micro-Enterprise Economy” »

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Webinar: What's Ahead for Decentralized Renewables?

2016 has already shown explosive growth in the decentralized renewables sector. Last week we joined forces with REN21 to profile key findings of the Renewables 2016 Global Status Report, share updates on the campaign, and answer questions on the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution, Energy Africa compacts and more. Listen to the webinar »

Erica Mackay, co founder of Off-Grid Electric

In Conversation with... Erica Mackay

"There definitely isn't a lack of entrepreneurial spirit in Africa, it's just a lack of energy". Erica Mackay, co-founder of Off-Grid Electric, tells us how the company is changing the power-potential equation, and creating opportunity for thousands. Find out about the organization's Light-Riders, M-Power Academy, and its recently launched 'business in a box'. Listen to the Q&A »

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Unlocking Power; Unlocking Potential

The decentralized renewables industry is a largely untapped engine for job creation, yet its impact on employment is poised to make a great leap forward. The solar lighting sector alone has the potential to create 2 million jobs, while 80 percent of mini-grid powered micro-enterprises in India are already looking to expand. Learn the facts »

Female solar engineer of Zanzibar and solar panel

Take Action: Get Sharing!

With 20% more income than the average wage, the female solar engineers of Zanzibar are shining a light on the way decentralized renewables are powering livelihoods—and you can too. Check out these social-media-friendly images, and share widely »

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Generation2030: A Powerful Problem

By 2030 Nigeria's population is expected to rise to 270 million, by 2100 it could be near a billion. World Population Day on 11 July provided a vivid reminder of the ever increasing energy challenge. Ify Malo, Power for All Campaign Manager, Nigeria, explains how decentralized renewables are the only technologies fast enough to meet the growing crisis »

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Campaign Update

In Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe Power for All's national campaigns are now in full swing. Check out details on renewable energy trade association, media, and ministerial workshops, and see what happened in our live Tweet chat with BTGSeries. See last month's highlight and learn what's in the pipeline »

I see really major impacts for job creation in the whole supply chain and in distribution, and I am hoping a lot of them will be for women.

—Kandeh Yumkella former CEO Sustainable Energy for All on decentralized renewables
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