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How Green Power is Driving Rural Africa

Graham Watson

5th August 2020

Here is a fantastic developmental clip looking at a small-scale project in rural Kenya.

The project is looking to fostering sustainable development via green energy. In a continent where 650 million people still don't have access to electricity, via solar-powered mini-grids, this might offer a solution that significantly enhances people's developmental prospects.

It looks at the multiple ways that mini-grids can supply power in a way that is affordable for Africa's rural poor: as the clip highlights, the problem really is one which revolves around the age-old chicken-egg conundrum. In this case, start-up, Powerhive, is hoping that help establishing businesses will then allow its communities to become rich enough to afford their energy.

Just so much to marvel at - not least the power of markets to enhance development.

Find out more about Powerhive through their social media channel https://twitter.com/Powerhive

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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