REPORT LAUNCH AND BRIEFING
“The Energy Challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa:
A Guide for Advocates and Policy-Makers”
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
12:00 — 1:30 p.m.
J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Refreshments will be served
Efforts to address the energy challenges in sub-Saharan Africa have been animated by two main debates. First, what is the role for renewable energy sources versus fossil fuels in addressing the Region’s generation shortfall? Second, what is the role for centralized versus distributed generation capacity in addressing energy poverty? The U.S. is an established partner in many African countries and has played an important role in helping to shape the Region’s energy systems. Under the new Administration, energy issues will remain central to development efforts, and these same debates will continue to influence the Region’s energy future.
Please join Oxfam and the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at the University of California Berkeley for the launch of two reports, each focusing on one of these debates. The launch will include a discussion with the authors of the reports who will share their expert perspectives and answer questions from the audience.
- Daniel M. Kammen,Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley; Founding Director of the
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Science Envoy, U. S. State Department;
- Nkiruka Avila, Research Scholar, RAEL, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
- James Morrissey,Researcher, Oxfam America
- Respondent: Katherine Steel, Energy Director, Power Africa
- Moderator: Lisa Friedman,Editor, ClimateWire
Where: J.W. Marriott Hotel — Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Entrance on 14th Street, just off the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue)
Please RSVP so we can get an accurate head count by January 26 to Ladeene Freimuth at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who cannot attend, the documents on energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, and on gaps in on-grid energy services and systems that will be presented at the release event will go live on 1/31 at the
Oxfam Project website: