Where does a girl dream about working as an engineer and running her country’s power facility? It certainly was not the first career choice for Queen Esther, a Nigerian schoolgirl who had always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. But after spending a day at her father’s workplace, Nigeria’s main electricity utility, EkoElectricity Distribution Co., […]
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Acting on Climate, Reducing Poverty, Powering Africa
As world leaders gather for COP 21, Power Africa and USAID are taking action on climate, and tackling extreme poverty, through investment in renewable energy projects that will improve life for millions.
Q&A: How Power Africa is Investing in a Brighter Planet
Through Power Africa, we’re working in partnership with other governments and the private sector to increase the number of people around the world with access to electricity.
The Power of Africa: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Watts
What does energy innovation look like? Just glimpse at the more than 60 snapshots submitted for the inaugural Power Africa photo contest to see how President Obama’s call to double access to power across sub-Saharan Africa is turning the lights of opportunity on.
Growing More Food With Less Water
When you sit down to your next meal, take a look at your plate. How much water do you see? The obvious answer might be “little” or “none”. But the surprising truth is you are likely consuming thousands of liters of water every time you sit down for a quick bite. Estimates suggest the average […]
Reclaiming Refuse to Help Generate Reliable Power
Energy and agriculture are closely linked: reliable access to affordable power is a key component to developing a country’s agriculture sector Read more >>
Photo of the Week: USAID Celebrates 52 Years of Progress
On November 1, USAID will celebrate its 52nd birthday! Read more >>
From Addis Ababa: A Power[ful] Africa Message
Gizaw, an Ethiopian-American, is fascinating realization of the American Dream. A graduate of the University of Gdansk in Poland, Daniel was able to transfer to the University of Wisconsin and work on his PhD there.
The Power of Energy in Kazakhstan
A project development officer explores global climate change in Kazakhstan. Read more >>