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Roadmap for Impact: Financing Distributed Renewables Can Support Multiple Development Goals

In this episode of the Power for All podcast, William Brent speaks with Andrew Herskowitz, Chief Development Officer at the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), who has been deeply engaged on development issues for more than two decades. Before joining DFC, he was the coordinator of the Power Africa program where he oversaw the addition of 16 million new electricity connections across the continent.

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2 billion people—almost a third of humanity—lack access to reliable energy. Power for All is a global coalition of 200 private and public organizations campaigning to deliver universal energy access before 2030 through the power of decentralized, renewable electricity.
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Going Beyond Solar: A Holistic Approach to Powering Rural Healthcare

In this episode of the Power for All podcast, William Brent speaks with Jeff Stottlemyer of CLASP’s Clean Energy Access program. COVID-19 has highlighted a silent humanitarian crisis that has persisted for far too long -- the fact that hundreds of millions of people in Africa and Asia are still served by rural health clinics that have no electricity.

Technologies

Meet the Unsung Heroes: Women at the forefront of scaling energy access

Women can and do play a critical role in scaling energy access due to their local knowledge and leadership. Power for All is taking action by sharing profiles of exceptional women who are at the forefront of scaling energy access, yet are unknown to the outside world. From Sierra Leone, Nepal to Haiti, meet 21 women making a difference

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Podcast: Women at the frontlines of energy access

In this episode, Divya Kottadiel speaks with Jescinta Izevbigie, Gender Manager at the Clean Cooking Alliance about the progress made and the challenges faced in promoting greater gender equality in the renewable energy sector, and more specifically in the clean cooking space.

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Fact Sheets Fact Sheet: Rural agribusiness opportunities

Productive use of energy solutions leveraging decentralized renewable energy show promising potential for smallholder farmers to increase yield, however, DREs require different deployment strategies. India’s solar water pump experience provides valuable insights for other emerging technologies.

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Fact Sheets 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.

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Campaign Updates Campaign update: March 2021

Power for All participated at the Sankalp Africa Summit 2021, the MES Conference 2021 about decentralized electrification, the Vienna Energy Forum series on food systems and was part of a panel discussion on how players in the off-grid solar can collectively achieve commercially viable models for last-mile electrification in West Africa.

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