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Recap from The AABE Power Africa Diaspora Forum: Monday August 4, 2014
The forum featured an informed discussion surrounding the major themes that emerged from the recent U.S. - Africa Energy Ministerial June 3-6 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia included the following topics:
The need for a focus on transparency and rule of law in governance
The benefits of U.S. and multilateral financing tools
The role that a broad range of sustainable technologies could play in improving energy access
The expansion and deepening of the U.S. Government’s Power Africa initiative to add 10,000 megawatts of electricity and 20 million new connections in six select Sub-Saharan African countries
This forum considered the issues and opportunities associated with the Electrify Africa Act with the aim of developing strategic approaches to leverage the capabilities of AABE and its members to work with the public and private sectors in the U.S and Africa to help provide solutions for the challenges and opportunities of providing power to Africa.
The Power Africa Diaspora Forum was a working session to deliver recommendations and action items that can be implemented via public private partnerships and other models to achieve results. The Forum included participation by African Ministers, Senior Executives of U.S. Utility companies and Entrepreneurs and U.S. government officials.
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