“Powering Africa – A Conversation about Progress and Prospects,” CGD, DC

Last June, President Obama announced a new initiative which aims to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, a region where nearly 600 million people do not have access to electricity. The Center for Global Development is pleased to host an intragovernmental discussion of the Power Africa initiative and the related House of Representative’s Electrify Africa bill. Panelists will examine what has happened in the months since the President’s announcement of the Power Africa initiative and discuss the outlook for legislation, as well as short and medium-term plans for implementation by the administration.