AfDB in Rwanda: Part 2

by Developed Africa 30. May 2014 09:00

The event saw the launch of Africa's Sustainable Energy for All Decade; Sustainable Energy for All that was set up in 2011 by the UN, with the vision of making sustainable energy available to everyone by the year 2030.  

In late 2013, the UN General Assembly officially announced that 2014-2024 would be the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All. The situation is particularly complex in Africa, where 57% of the population is still without access to electricity."

The AfDB organised the launch of the Decade of SE4ALL due to its importance in the continent, especially when it comes to funding energy based programmes. Take a look at the following video to see what was discussed at the conference:

During the week's conference Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, wrote a piece depicting the "Africa We Want" in terms of Women's role for the next 50 years.

The young women of Africa want to be considered not just as leaders of tomorrow but leaders today, with the ability to champion innovations in technology, agriculture, industry, and societal welfare."

To read her article in full, click here.


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