A Message from the President

Back to the Future: Africa's Mobile Revolution Should Inspire Rural Energy Solutions

Access to power is a principal bottleneck to growth in Africa. Six hundred million Africans lack access to a power grid. Even where there is power, unreliable national grids force businesses to spend as much as 60 percent of their operating costs just on back-up power generated by expensive imported diesel and gasoline. The good news is that African governments are making power a top priority, with growing private sector investment supported by financial institutions and partner governments. President Obama announced his Power Africa initiative this past summer: $7 billion from the United States with another $9 billion in private sector commitments. The Electrify Africa Act, a bipartisan bill proposing significant steps to improve access to power through U.S. commitments, will soon go before the Senate. This is all great news, but who gets power first and who has to wait?
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Dr. Mans on the Move

February, 2014 – Dr. Mans recently traveled to Tunis, Tunisia to meet with members of the African Development Bank, including the bank’s president, Donald Kaberuka. They discussed partnerships for future projects, and we are excited about the many possibilities for collaboration. We are also proud to report that the African Development Bank will be supporting Africare's Annual Bishop Walker Memorial Dinner Gala on April 5, as well as our inaugural CODA Corporate Summit the following week. Thanks to Africare Board Member Bobby Pittman for the photo!