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Renewable energy transition for building resilience to energy poverty in Sub Saharan Africa: policy roadblocks on the way

Renewable energy transition for building resilience to energy poverty in Sub Saharan Africa: policy roadblocks on the way

Posted on 2022-01-09 19:36:44 / by Peter Makwanya

Abstract


Energy access in Africa is not only at individual or household levels but has gone beyond national, regional and continental parameters. As the whole world is transitioning to renewable energy while dumping fossil fuel-based energy sources, the Sub Saharan African region has not done much, experienced much and learned much. The meaning for renewable energy access transition should be matched with ambitions and actions on the ground while transcending boundaries and knowledge frontiers. Renewable energy policy frontiers for Africa lack solid baselines, regional collaborations, national intrinsic drives, supportive private sector funding and participation in order to energize the donor fatigue. In this view, Sub Saharan Africa needs to be an active participant in renewable energy transitional matters in order to build energy resilience, amplify and articulate the African voice, build strong institutions and infrastructure for the sustainable African continent that they want. 


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Peter Makwanya
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