The Electrification of Africa (The Borloo Initiative)

Joy Jan final report: Sustainable Development ISG 2015

africa electrification solar hutsThis project aims to show the problem of electricity in Africa and how it hinders development in the continent. The project seeks to look into Jean Louis Borloo’s initiative to electrify Africa through the Marshal Plan; it also looks into other initiatives currently in place to tackle the electricity problem in Africa.

Africa’s power development challenge is enormous, with more than 600 million people in Sub Saharan Africa lacking access to electricity. Analysing the current electricity situation in Africa will give us an insight to this problem; also, it shows some challenges facing the project to electrify Africa.

Against this backdrop, this paper recommends action in some areas in order to ensure the French electricity project not only sees the light of day but remains sustainable in the years ahead.

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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the IMBA Seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, March 2015.

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