A podcast on how to end energy poverty and power prosperity for everyone.
Ashvin Dayal: We Need to Redefine Energy & Development Progress
Dayal, Senior Vice President of Power & Climate and The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet at The Rockefeller Foundation, discusses how he got into working on energy, why he believes in raising the definition of energy access, and the power of philanthropy.
Moussa Blimpo: Energy is Not the Answer to Everything
Blimpo, Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto's Munk’s School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, discusses his experiences turning policy into real-world impact, his evolving views on dominant development narratives, and what climate justice means to him.
Uzodinma Iweala: Climate Justice Demands New African Narratives
Iweala, CEO of The Africa Center, discusses the experiences and identities that led him to narrative work, how narratives are formed and how we can shape them in the development and climate justice realm, and what his definition of climate justice means for Africa.
Jay Taneja: Using Machine Learning to Inform Energy Access Solutions
Taneja, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, discusses his work on creatively accessing data in data-poor environments, the challenges in electrification via grid connections, and his work as an engineer and professor in the development sector.
Katie Hill: The First Pillar of Decarbonization Needs to be Green Growth
Hill, Partner & Associate Director at Boston Consulting Group, talks about the future of African cities, the imperative for green growth in low-income countries on the global path to net zero, and her outlook on scaling enterprise and service delivery in Africa.
Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee: Decarbonization is a Very Long Game
Banerjee, practice manager in the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank Group, talks with Katie and Rose about whether net zero makes sense for Africa, what development organizations get wrong about energy access & women, and why hydrogen could be the next solar.
Much needed focus on energy poverty
A set of smart, accessible, wide-ranging conversations on the global energy poverty problem and how to address it. And it’s about time expert women’s voices were elevated in this space!