Electricity for All in Africa
Across Africa, an estimated 600 million people – 2 out of 3 people in Sub-Saharan African – do not have access to electricity. Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) brings together stakeholders to improve policy and increase investment to accelerate universal electrification in Africa.
Our work focuses on 3 areas that are key to improving electricity access:
We inspire policy reform and new investment frameworks by showcasing the countries that have made significant progress in energy reform and electricity access. This is due to an integrated electrification approach, embedded in the national development planning process. It also provides a clear framework for using grid-connected, off-grid and mini-grid energy technologies.
Our Energizing Finance research shows that finance for energy access is not flowing at the speed or scale needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7). As a neutral platform, SEforALL focuses on catalyzing investment for energy access by supporting countries that have initiated or finalized an Investment Prospectus (IP) with the support of our African regional partners. We offer expert input into development of IPs and help promote investment into priority projects for closing the electricity access gap.
Private Sector Engagement
SEforALL’s Electrification Accelerator consists of 30 dedicated private sector stakeholders engaged in African electricity markets that range in technology, size and geographic focus. We facilitate dialogue between public and private sectors on regulatory frameworks and tailored investments needed to leverage private sector engagement. We organize meetings, workshops and policy conferences to accelerate market-based solutions to universal energy access.
A set of inclusive planning approaches and policy measures that support using grid, mini-grid and off-grid technologies to provide electricity and the associated energy services necessary to meet human needs and contribute to sustainable development