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Bank President addresses issues of youth employment, access to energy and gender equality during 10th Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend

The African Development Bank and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation have long had a close affinity and a natural alliance based on shared interests and complementary objectives. These qualities showed clearly at the 10th Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekendin Marrakech, Morocco, where the President spent a productive working weekend in the company of well-known personalities from African politics, commerce, investment and finance. 

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Women, Energy, and Economic Empowerment: Applying a Gender Lens to Amplify the Impact of Energy Access

by: Kathleen O’Dell, Sophia Peters, Kate Wharton

With a “gender lens” approach to energy access programs, the millions of dollars flowing to energy access initiatives around the globe can have a greater impact on women’s empowerment.

(Deloitte) – There are two well-accepted narratives related to economic growth. First, vast gender inequalities remain throughout the world and are closely linked to poverty and instability. Second, access to modern energy enables economic advancement. Until now, however, exploration into the relationship between these two narratives has been limited. What is missing, it seems, is the linkage between energy access and women’s economic empowerment. Under what context does gender equality rise with access to electricity; what are the channels through which this change occurs; and how significant are the economic benefits to women? Can donor institutions and governments reap more meaningful results by targeting energy development programs that enhance benefits for women, and if so, how? In this report, we explore these questions. We believe that while there are many areas critically important for women’s development, energy access programs are an underexplored lever for women’s economic empowerment.

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Adesina invites New Development Bank to join AfDB’s ambitious Light up and power Africa project

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina has invited the New Development Bank (NDB) to support Light up and power Africa, the first of five top priorities of the Bank’s continental transformation agenda. 

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Moving Energy to highlight the role of sustainable energy in humanitarian relief at the SE4ALL Forum

The Moving Energy Initiative is presenting the opportunities of integrating sustainable energy into humanitarian relief, this Wednesday at the 2017 SE4ALLforum in New York.

This session will explore case studies on how humanitarian practices and aid flows in refugee crises might help scale up access to clean energy in low and middle-income host countries.

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Deploying Sustainable Energy Solutions for Goudoubo Refugee Camp and Surrounding Host Communities – An Expert Workshop

The Moving Energy Initiative held a workshop with sector expert today in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in March, to discuss how the energy needs of refugees and neighbouring communities can be met.

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