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Q&A: How Power Africa is Investing in a Brighter Planet

Nearly two-thirds of people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to power, but investments in technology like solar-powered home kits are allowing people including Lucy Sakuda of Olorien, Kenya to access power for the first time. / Morgana Wingard, USAID

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.

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The Power of Africa: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Watts

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a schoolgirl is introduced to Little Sun – her first solar-powered light – and the concept that she can hold power in the palm of her hand. / Merklit Mersha

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.

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Building the Bridges of the New Silk Road

In Tajikistan, about half of all Tajik rural households do not have access to safe, potable water. USAID helps turn water from a source of conflict to a source of cooperation. / USAID

What would it take to reconnect Central and South Asia along a New Silk Road? Explore USAID’s efforts to link Central and South Asia, and how these efforts are building a more secure, stable and prosperous future for the entire region.

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Growing More Food With Less Water

A farmer in Iraq grows healthy crops by using innovative irrigation techniques.

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 […]

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Taking Action to Combat Climate Change

Panelists at UN’s climate change negotiations in Warsaw. From left to right: Andrew Steer, WRI, Kit Batten, Nancy Sutley, CEQ and Jonathan Pershing from DOE. Photo credit: Andrea Welsh, USAID

The United States is taking action to combat climate change. Read more >>

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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 >>

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Photo of the Week: USAID Celebrates 52 Years of Progress


On November 1, USAID will celebrate its 52nd birthday! Read more >>

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USAID in the News

A Promise Renewed

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of September 16, 2013. Read more >>

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From Addis Ababa: A Power[ful] Africa Message

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman (left) and USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast (center) discuss renewable energy technologies with Daniel Gizaw, CEO and President of dVentus Technologies during a visit to the company's facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo Credit: Daniel Mesfin, U.S. Embassy Ethiopia

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.

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The Power of Energy in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s most energy-intensive companies attend hands-on energy management workshops on energy efficiency. Photo credit: ICF International

A project development officer explores global climate change in Kazakhstan. Read more >>

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