Power Africa: Bridging Access To Electricity

Power Africa: Bridging Access To Electricity

Nearly two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa does not have access to electricity, and service is often unreliable for those who do. As more companies look at locating in these developing countries, we consider the value of U.S. infrastructure investments.

Nearly two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa does not have access to electricity, and service is often unreliable for those who do. The Obama administration has pledged $7 billion to fund infrastructure projects in several African nations. As more companies look at locating in these developing countries, we consider the value of U.S. infrastructure investments.

Guests

Todd Moss

Senior Fellow and Director of the Emerging Africa Project, Center for Global Development; author, "African Development: Making Sense of the Issue and Actors" (Lynne Rienner); former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, State Department

Amadou Sy

senior fellow, Brookings’ Africa Growth Initiative; member of the Editorial Board, Global Credit Review

Agnes Dasewicz

Director, Private Capital Group for Africa at the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID)

Zemedeneh Negatu

Managing Partner and Head of Transaction Advisory, EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in Ethiopia

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