Closing the Affordability Gap in Energy Access: Time to Explore All Options

External event
14:00 CEST
18 Jul 2023
15:00 CEST
18 Jul 2023

Affordability remains a key barrier that prevents a wider uptake of energy access products in Sub-Saharan Africa. The use of public funding mechanisms has the potential to play a key role in closing the affordability gap and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7).

Please join us for the launch webinar of Road to Zero Interest, the latest report from Efficiency for Access, which explores the role of concessional consumer financing as a potential solution to reach SDG7. The webinar will build upon the recent article from SEforALL and Energy Saving Trust: Making energy affordable for everyone – time to explore all options. The speakers will present the affordability challenge on a global level, country-specific example from Malawi, as well as the key findings and recommendations from the concessional consumer financing report.


  • Anita Smith, Marketing Communications Manager, Energy Saving Trust
  • Jem Porcaro, Director of Energy Access, SEforALL
  • Brave Mhonie, General Manager, SolarAid / SunnyMoney
  • Jakub Vrba, Senior Research Analyst, Energy Saving Trust