Fmr. Malawian President Leads Call for Increased Energy Access Investments in SSA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – April 23, 2024 – Campaigners, led by former Malawian president Dr Joyce Banda, have called for urgent and massive investments in renewable energy access to provide electricity to millions in sub-Saharan Africa—as the world enters the last five years of the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Around 630 million people in the region lack electricity, and almost a billion still use solid biomass for cooking and heating, making Sub-Saharan Africa the most energy-impoveraged part of the world.
The absence of modern energy services perpetuates poverty, limits economic opportunities, affects overall well-being and heightens climate change vulnerability, especially among women and young girls, said Dr Banda, who launched the campaign dubbed Six30 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 22 April.

About the Six30 Campaign
The Six30 Campaign is an ambitious initiative to address the energy access challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa. The campaign seeks to spur donors to mobilise $630 billion in investments to bring electricity to 630 million people by 2030. For more information, visit: www.six30.acsea54.org

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