Supporting the East African Off-grid Energy Industry post COVID-19

Solar panel on top of tower
Date Wednesday 23 March 2022
Time 13:00 - 14:00

The off-grid energy sector in East Africa is vital to the region’s sustainable development. In the last decade, off-grid energy companies with technology such as solar panels allowed approximately 60 million more people in Africa to access electricity. However, it has been badly impacted by the pandemic and needs urgent government support. What actions should policy makers take to help the sector and unlock its full potential?


Join Oxford Smith School researchers Tonny Kukeera and Aoife Brophy as they present, and take questions on, findings from their policy brief, ‘Supporting the East African Off-grid Energy Industry post COVID-19.’


The brief, which will publish on the day of the event, sets out practical steps for supporting the next generation of off-grid projects. Without action, 30 million people in Sub Saharan Africa risk losing access to electricity.



Moderated by: Dr Aoife Brophy