Covid-19: what has it meant for the people, the planet, and the future of off-grid energy access?

The panelists, the top off-grid sector experts and players, will explore the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on provision of decentralised clean energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Global South more broadly. They will discuss what the off-grid energy sector now needs to ensure the inclusive, resilient, and green recovery required for reaching climate-related goals, and specifically SDG7 – clean energy for all.

In a rich and wide-ranging discussion, panelists will interrogate different emerging hypotheses from the ‘Chapters of Covid’. These takeaways will be published in post-COP26 report, co-authored by a range of leading off-grid companies, investors and fund managers. Jonathan Phillips of Duke University’s Energy Access Project will moderate the panel and Duke will lead the development of the takeaways report.