Powering Up the Workforce for Universal Energy Access
Tuesday 24 May, 9-10am EDT / 2-3pm BST
Ashden and BloombergNEF (BNEF) invite you to join us as we explore how to blast through the jobs and skills barrier preventing universal access to clean, affordable, decentralised energy.
Expert speakers will share new data and research from frontline enterprises and organisations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and India – as well as inspiring case studies from Ashden’s network of grassroots innovators.
We will ask how action can support marginalised and excluded groups, paths to greater investment in proven solutions, and how a jobs and skills focus might bring more government support for energy access.
The decentralised renewable energy sector could produce 4.5 million new jobs by 2030, and enable five times as many across society. Discover the policy and funding actions that could unlock this enormous opportunity.
Speakers will include:
- Harriet Lamb, Ashden CEO
- Luiza Demôro, Head of Energy Transitions, BloombergNEF
- Suranjana Ghosh, Director of Partnerships and Campaigns, Power For All
- Jane Muigai Kamphuis, Ashden trustee and Director & Founder, The Toolkit iSkills
- Julius Mujuni, Country Director, New Energy Nexus
To register, click here.
Ashden’s mission is to accelerate transformative climate solutions and build a more just world. Over the next three years, we will use our awards and programmes to promote and support climate innovators that are boosting green skills, jobs and livelihoods to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon world, and create ecological and social benefits for all.
BNEF is a strategic research provider covering global commodity markets and the disruptive technologies driving the transition to a low-carbon economy. Our expert coverage assesses pathways for the power, transport, industry, buildings and agriculture sectors to adapt to the energy transition. We help commodity trading, corporate strategy, finance and policy professionals navigate change and generate opportunities.