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‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ Will Bring Electricity to Millions

“The New Deal on Energy for Africa sets the ambitious target of universal access by 2025, which means bringing modern energy to 900…
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How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise

The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20…
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Low-Cost Solar Replaces Expensive, Dirty, Dangerous Kerosene in Africa

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson promotes petroleum as the only solution to "energy poverty" in developing nations, but affordable solar power is on the…
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How the Global Reporting Initiative is Moving CSR Forward in Kenya

Sub-Saharan Africa is ready to tackle Integrated Reporting. Some are already integrating sustainability topics within their annual reports. Others are working to define…
Plans are underway to develop Africa’s first sustainable island, the island of Príncipe,

The Fruits of Reverse Innovation

Reverse innovation is innovation that is first seen in emerging economies, before it is spread to the industrialized world. This post looks into…
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GiveDirectly Gives Cash to Poor People, No Strings Attached

Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They're using it to change…
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Google to Invest in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

Last month, Google announced that it will invest in Africa's largest wind power farm, on the heels of the company's $12 million investment…
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Guiding Innovation Forward in Rural Africa

Arrow Electronics and several nonprofit partners are turning used cargo containers into fully equipped, solar-powered digital classrooms and health clinics that can be…
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Q&A: Recent Grad On How Education Can Kickstart a Social Enterprise

A little over a year ago, Adeyemi Adewole, a recent graduate of the Executive Masters in Sustainability & Leadership (EMSL) program at Arizona…
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African Renewable Energy Offers Alternative To ExxonMobil

A new report describes how Africa can economically quadruple its renewable energy, offering a path to economic growth while reducing fossil fuel dependency.
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Climate Change Could Turn the Horn of Africa into a Drier, More Unstable Region

According to a report issued by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Ethiopia, along with its neighbors on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti and Somalia,…
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Twitter Chat on 10/1: Africa & EU Code Week – #SAPYouthChat

On October 1, TriplePundit, SAP, and our esteemed guest panel came together for a special Twitter chat about Africa and EU Code Week…
The Shams 1 solar power plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is one of dozens of solar power projects generating clean energy in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Solar Surges in the Middle East and North Africa

Last year was a breakthrough year for solar in the Middle East with over 30 solar projects awarded – a ten-fold increase on…
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SunSaluter Provides Clean Water as it Tracks the Sun

At just 22 years old, Eden Full is running a nonprofit that provides clean water and energy to communities around the world.
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Cecil the Lion and the Link Between Wildlife Conservation and Carbon Emissions

Hunting the king of the jungle is a lucrative business in many African countries, but social and environmental consequences are severe. The Kariba…