African Development Bank Energy Forum makes recommendations and suggests strategies for accelerating electrification

Close to 600 million Africans currently lack access to electricity. The inaugural forum of the Africa Energy Market Place, an initiative of the African Development Bank, brought over 300 energy and development experts to Abidjan, the Ivorian capital, to discuss the future of Africa’s energy industries. They resolved that the continent’s power deficit must now be viewed as a crisis and an opportunity to fast-track reforms and transactions.

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