financial inclusion

Financial technology to advance financial inclusion

A public - private sector initiative, the LHoFT Foundation, believes that financial technology is crucial to advancing financial inclusion.
solar microgrid

Eskom launches demo solar microgrid project

A solar microgrid demonstration project that has been developed and tested over a period of 16 months has successfully delivered electricity to a community in South Africa.

Battery testing: a lifeline that cannot fail

Megger’s applications engineer, Antony Wills, discusses the need for battery testing to ensure the resilience of mission critical facilities as sites cannot afford to...

BP Energy Outlook 2018 ranks EV market high

The BP Energy Outlook 2018 report on future energy trends was debated by the World Energy Council at the 3rd World Energy Talks in Turkey.
2021 Ashden Awards promotes innovation in the energy sector

Op-Ed: Africa’s high-tech path to energy inclusion

Digital technologies are helping sub-Saharan African countries tap new sources of capital as they seek ways to close the energy access gap, writes Ben Good, CEO of Energy 4 Impact.
Smart cities

Building sustainable and resilient cities

Cities already account for approximately 70-80% of the world’s economic growth, and this will only increase as cities continue to grow, this is according to the Ruckus Networks.
electricity tariffs

Addressing electricity market barriers for end-users in Africa

A new Rocky Mountain Institute report, Closing the Circuit, Stimulating End-Use for Rural Electrification, focuses on end-user's affordability of electricity.
municipal tariff hikes

AfDB drives initiative to boost climate risk financing and insurance for...

The AfDB has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing Programme, to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in regional member countries.
UN investment

Foreign Domestic Investment into Africa rises

According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, Foreign Domestic Investment was up across the continent last year with significant improvement in other countries including Morocco.

AfDB calls on power sector to capitalise on women’s capabilities

In partnership with the French Development Agency, Association of Power Utilities of Africa and African Network of Centers of Excellence, the AfDB have organised a three-day seminar on “Promoting Gender Equality in the African Power Sector”.

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