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Channing Arndt, "LAUNCH EVENT: 2019 Global Food Policy Report"


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Channing Arndt
LAUNCH EVENT: 2019 Global Food Policy Report
Washington, DC, USA
MAR 27, 2019 - 12:15 PM TO 01:45 PM EDT

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Channing Arndt, "LAUNCH EVENT: 2019 Global Food Policy Report"

  1. 1. Channing Arndt Washington DC March 27, 2019
  2. 2. Bringing Electricity to Revitalize Africa’s Rural Areas
  3. 3. ▪ Energy is crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and ensuring durable rural growth and development. ▪ But, almost one billion people, most living in rural areas of Africa and South Asia, still lack access to electricity. ▪ Due to costs declines, together with high solar potential distributed across many rural areas, genuine potential exists to ensure access to electricity for all by 2030. Challenges and Opportunities
  4. 4. Achieving Universal Access to Energy (it won’t happen on its own) ▪ Packages of support—access to electricity plus the means to use it, such as lighting and refrigeration—to generate larger development benefits for rural communities. ▪ Rethink institutional models for the electricity sector including rural electrification. ▪ Beware of unintended consequences ▪ What are the implications of alternative approaches for women’s time use and empowerment? ▪ What are the environmental implications of, for example, very low marginal cost solar water pumping? ▪ With effort, fresh thinking, experimentation, and information sharing, the enormous promise of the ongoing energy revolution can be realized to the benefit of poor people in rural areas.