July 29, 2020
Coffee Break Briefing with Rose Mutiso: “How will Africa’s Power Sector Recover?”
Hub Research Director Rose Mutiso proposes a post-COVID agenda for Africa’s power sector that doesn’t simply revert to the old status quo. Find out more in her Coffee Break Briefing discussion with Todd Moss:
Infographic: Visualizing Africa’s emissions and poverty in the world
By Mariel Ferragamo, Todd Moss
How we aggregate global data affects how we talk about it, and -- more importantly -- what we do about it.
Going Big on Power Africa: Fortifying the Initiative for Today's Urgent Challenges
By Katie Auth, Todd Moss, Rose Mutiso, Nilmini Rubin, Kate Steel, Judd Devermont
10 Recommendations to enhance Power Africa’s impact on energy poverty, economic development, and climate change The US Government’s Power Africa initiative grew out of a bipartisan commitment to addressing energy poverty.
The impact of self-generation on firms
By Musiliu Olalekan Oseni
As availability and quality of grid-based electricity services remain abysmal in many parts of Africa, homes and businesses have sought coping strategies to mitigate the adverse economic impacts of service interruptions.
Op-Eds & Articles
Sub-Saharan Africa needs fair access to global carbon budget
By Rose Mutiso, Katie Auth
Originally appeared in a World Economic Forum post, March 22, 2021 The majority of western funding institutions have pledged to stop financing fossil fuel projects overseas. Yet western economies are benefiting from Africa's natural gas resources – this contradiction must be addressed. African nations deserves an adaptation-first energy strategy to level the playing field and build a green economy. The West’s approach to climate prioritizes emissions mitigation and energy austerity, which is exactly the opposite of an adaptation-first energy-abundance strategy that vulnerable African nations need. Africa’s energy poverty is staggering.