The event will celebrate the partnership and $20B climate finance project platform connected to the MOU, which details specific areas and mechanisms of collaboration. Areas of focus include combating climate change in sub-Saharan Africa through the accelerated deployment of distributed renewable energy and bringing the share of electricity generated by renewables to at least 50% by 2030; ending energy poverty and advancing SDG7 by 2030; and strengthening the enabling environment for clean energy through policy reform that prepares power markets for high renewable penetration.
The session will be broadcast live across the Foundation’s social media pages (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube) on Saturday, November 6, 2021 @ 10:30 am ET / 02:30 pm GMT.
Sundaa Bridgett-Jones GEAPP
Gillian Caldwell USAID Climate Change Coordinator
Raj Shah President, Rockefeller Foundation
Samantha Power Administrator, USAID
Mark Carrato Coordinator, Power Africa
Senator Ben Cardin Original sponsor of Power Africa initiative
Senator Chris Coons Chair of Senate Climate Solutions & PA sponsor
Eileen O’Connor GEAPP