PODCAST: Electrifying Africa

Access to energy can help communities increase the productivity of their labor, earn more income, use household time more efficiently and enhance access to health, education and water.

Still, 1.2 billion people today lack access to electricity connections and millions of households, businesses and community institutions receive poor and inadequate supplies of electricity services. In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 600 million lack access to electricity.

In this episode of the WRI Podcast, Lawrence MacDonald is joined by two WRI energy experts, Lily Odarno and Sanjoy Sanyal, to discuss how advances in data, technology and finance are overcoming barriers for access to energy in East Africa.