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Empowering Africa

Access to power in the African continent

by Lorenzo Colantoni (Volume editor) Giuseppe Montesano (Volume editor) Nicolo Sartori (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 262 Pages
Series: Global Politics and Security, Volume 1

Summary

Access to electricity is a key factor for the future of the African continent. Energy poverty and lack of universal access to electricity services are, in fact, remarkably hurting human progress in Africa. Today, sub-Saharan Africa hosts 14 percent of the world’s population but 60 percent of the world’s people without access to electricity: of the more than 1 billion people globally who had no access to electricity, around 600 million lived in the region. In these conditions, many African countries are unable to develop a solid economy or provide basic health and education services to their citizens. Starting from the analysis of present and future economic, demographic, social and technological trends, Empowering Africa offers an in-depth assessment of the current status and of the future prospects of access to electricity in the African continent. The volume describes the main developments in the Africa’s electricity sector, addressing the issue both from a regional and a thematic point of view, and attempting to define the key trends of a sector that will necessarily contribute to shape the continent’s political, social and economic dynamics for the next decades.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Foreword (Karim El Aynaoui / Carlo Papa / Nathalie Tocci)
  • Preface (Antonio Cammisecra)
  • Chapter 1: Empowering Africa (Nicolò Sartori / Lorenzo Colantoni)
  • Infographic “The electrification challenge in Africa”, by Enel Foundation
  • Chapter 2: Generating energy access (Helen Hoka / Nicolò Sartori / Lorenzo Colantoni)
  • Chapter 3: Financing access to power in Africa (Simone Tagliapietra)
  • Chapter 4: Energy in Eastern Africa (Izael Da Silva)
  • Chapter 5: Power generation and energy access in Western Africa. Perspectives from WAPP countries (Yemi Oke)
  • Chapter 6: Power generation and energy access in Southern Africa: a general overview (Agathe Maupin)
  • Chapter 7: North Africa. An energy bridge between the African and European Continents (Silvia Pariente-David / Houda Ben Jannet Allal)
  • Chapter 8: The institutional framework (Richard Munang)
  • List of Contributors

Lorenzo Colantoni, Giuseppe Montesano
& Nicolò Sartori (eds)

Empowering Africa

Access to power in the African continent

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About the editors

Giuseppe Montesano is Deputy Director at Enel Foundation and has over 30 years of experience in the electricity sector including managerial positions in environment, policy and regulation.

Lorenzo Colantoni is Researcher at the Energy, Climate and Resources Programme at the Istituto Affari International (IAI). His research focuses include the Energy Union initiative, the geography of the energy transition and the analysis of the undergoing transformation of the Sub Saharan African energy framework.

Nicolò Sartori is Head of the Energy, Climate and Resources Programme at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Adjunct Professor in “Energy Security and Natural Resources” in the Master in International Security Studies at the University of Trento.

About the book

Access to electricity is a key factor for the future of the African continent. Energy poverty and lack of universal access to electricity services are, in fact, remarkably hurting human progress in Africa. Today, sub-Saharan Africa hosts 14 percent of the world’s population but 60 percent of the world’s people without access to electricity: of the more than 1 billion people globally who had no access to electricity, around 600 million lived in the region. In these conditions, many African countries are unable to develop a solid economy or provide basic health and education services to their citizens. Starting from the analysis of present and future economic, demographic, social and technological trends, Empowering Africa offers an in-depth assessment of the current status and of the future prospects of access to electricity in the African continent. The volume describes the main developments in the Africa’s electricity sector, addressing the issue both from a regional and a thematic point of view, and attempting to define the key trends of a sector that will necessarily contribute to shape the continent’s political, social and economic dynamics for the next decades.

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Details

Pages
262
ISBN (PDF)
9783034337939
ISBN (ePUB)
9783034337946
ISBN (MOBI)
9783034337953
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034337779
Language
English
Publication date
2019 (March)
Tags
Africa Energy Electricity Transition Energy Policy
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2019. 262 pp., 4 tables, 16 graphs

Biographical notes

Lorenzo Colantoni (Volume editor) Giuseppe Montesano (Volume editor) Nicolo Sartori (Volume editor)

Houda Ben Jannet Allal, General Director, Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME), Paris Antonio Cammisecra, Chief Executive Officer, Enel Green Power, Rome Lorenzo Colantoni, Research Fellow, Energy, Climate and Resources Program, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome Robert Ronald Denda, Head - Network Technology & Innovation, Global Infrastructure and Network, Enel, Rome Helen Hoka, Policy Analyst, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, Nairobi Agathe Maupin, Research Associate, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Giuseppe Montesano, Deputy Director, Enel Foundation, Rome Richard Munang, Coordinator - Africa Regional Climate Change Programme, UNEP, Nairobi Jean-Paul Nome Abiaga, Adviser, Office of the Director-General, UNESCO, Paris Yemi Oke, Associate Professor, University of Lagos, Lagos Silvia Pariente-David, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center Izael Pereira Da Silva, Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research and Innovation, Strathmore University, Nairobi Nicolò Sartori, Head, Energy, Climate and Resources Program, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome Josefina Stubbs, Deputy Director, Enel Foundation, Rome Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels

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