February 2021 | A youth-led energy transition
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To be successful, the energy transition will require a generational transition as well. New ideas, new leadership, and new opportunities depend on putting young people at the center of shaping the future of energy systems in Africa and Asia. The time for business-as-usual approaches is ending, as we take the first steps toward the next energy generation and a new legacy. Read >> 
Podcast: Youth and clean energy jobs

Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) Africa knowledge lead Tracy Dolan sheds light on youth employment opportunities in the clean energy sector, ways to encourage participation of young women in the workforce and highlights outstanding youth leading the energy transition. Listen >>

Video: Youth-led solar innovations

The participation by young people in sustainable development is the foundation of the world’s greener future, and a vibrant factor of its successes today. In this series, young innovators present successful examples of their contribution to accelerating the sustainable energy transition. Watch >>

Fact Sheet: Solar for agro-processing

Solar-powered machinery in off-grid and weak-grid areas could improve food security and create new employment opportunities. However, commercial maturity remains hindered due to high capital costs. Greater deployment of capital is needed. Read >>

Spotlight: India's 2021 budget must consider power in the health sector

According to 2019 statistics, 800 primary health centers and 39,286 sub-centers in rural India lack electricity altogether, severely impacting the delivery of healthcare services. More budget allocation is needed to scale solarization of rural health facilities. More >>

Campaign update

Our CEO has been appointed to the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy and named as Food Systems Summit champion. Also, learn about the upcoming Utilities 2.0 webinar on lessons from Africa in the latest report from Duke University's Energy Access Project, how we’re participating in India's Unconvention 2021 and promoting multi-stakeholder action in Jharkhand state, and a training session for Energy Catalyst companies on media communications.
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"If we’re to achieve a clean energy transition that supports climate action and closes energy access gaps, the innovation, commitment and drive of young leaders is not just desirable, it is essential."

- Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
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