Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM EAT
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Victor Oloo 
Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE TAF) 
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Despite ambitious 2030 electrification targets, many Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries still have relatively low electricity access, especially in rural areas representing close to 85 percent of the global energy access deficit. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down energy access due to significant reductions in disposable income brought about by lock downs, restriction of movement and job losses. One way to ensure universal energy access targets remain on track, is the deployment of stand-alone solar (SAS) products that have been identified as the least-cost solution to addressing the energy access gap in SSA. The Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE TAF) has developed market updates that highlight the changes and trends in the solar sector over the last 18 months, including the effects of Covid-19.  

To share the trends and opportunities in SAS, ACE TAF is organizing three online workshops for West, East and Southern Africa between February and March 2021. The first workshop focusing on West Africa took place on 4th February 2021 with focused discussions on affordability and inclusivity, encouraging more investment in SAS and electrification of rural health centers. The Workshop Recordings and the Market Update Briefs are available (click on the links to access them).  

The second workshop on East Africa is taking place on 11th March 2021 from 2.30 – 4.30pm East Africa Time.