“Power Africa”: Challenges and Solutions for Africa’s Energy Needs

January 31, 2014

With more than two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africans are living without access to energy, The Africa-America Institute held a timely and informative panel discussion on January 30 in New York City to explore the challenges and economic potential of President Obama’s “Power Africa” Initiative in strengthening Africa’s human capacity and technical infrastructure to boost its energy access..

Kamran Khan, Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) moderated the panel discussion. Panelists included Agnes Dasewicz, USAID’s Director, Private Capital Group for Africa; Michele M. Rivard, Chief of Staff, The U.S. African Development Foundation; Tony von der Muhll, Global Strategic Relations, Shift Into Green Energy ECUA; Paul Mwafongo, Minister Plenipotentiary, Economic Affairs, at the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania to the USA in Washington, D.C.; and George Monyemangene, Consul General of South Africa.

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