More than half of people without electricity are in sub-Saharan Africa. That's why bringing reliable power to over 600 million Africans is one of the defining challenges of this century. Development donors and corporate investors have publicly committed to solving this problem, but that alone won't get the job done. Pierrick Judeaux, Head of AGI's Power Africa programme, explains what needs to be done to turn the lights on across Africa in a recent piece for Devex.
Read this blog to find out why African governments have a critical role to play in making this happen and why supporting their capacity to carry out these complex reforms is essential. "Where [African governments] show the way, we should be prepared to follow" Pierrick explains, citing the Power African Senior Advisors group as an example of how leaders from politics, development, business and industry can work with governments to turn master plans into power plants,