Closing Africa’s Energy Gap

To coincide with the World Economic Forum on Africa Summit and the IGD Frontier 100 Forum, Business Fights Poverty and the Initiative for Global Development is hosting a lunchtime panel discussion (12.30 – 1.30) with Standard Chartered Bank, ContourGlobal and the UK Department for International Development. Access to energy is routinely cited by large and small businesses as the most significant barrier to their success. Unreliable or inaccessible power also impacts healthcare and education outcomes, which in turn have long-term implications for individuals and societies. The event marks the launch of our new report, and is part of Planet Month, within your Business and SDGs programme