Urgency for new deal to solve Africa’s energy crises

14 September 2015

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, pushed for a new deal on Energy in Africa during his speech to a delegation of Ministers representing over 40 of the world’s nations, in an attempt to solve Africa’s energy crisis.

The Bank’s new President also highlighted three sectors for urgent action: building integrated and resilient energy systems, including both conventional and renewable energy; smart agricultural land use and forestry systems; and boosting urban renewal – creating more resilient cities, with efficient water systems and smart, climate-friendly infrastructure.

“Together, we must end Africa’s energy crisis and unlock Africa’s enormous energy potentials – both conventional and renewable,” he said. “This is why the African Development Bank strongly supports the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative and will co-operate with all stakeholders to launch a New Deal on Energy for Africa that will accelerate energy supply and access across the continent.”


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