In the public debate of 17 October last, some important points were highlighted in relation to future European international cooperation.
In this blog, Leo Roberts (ODI), stresses the importance of the private sector in shifting the energy landscape in African countries. The analysis focuses on Kenya.
Vittorio Capici stresses the importance of urbanization and the implications this process brings with itself. In this blog the author picks Ethiopia and the ‘Villagization program’ as a case study to further his analysis.
Emmanuel de Groof and Sanne Thijssen suggest that political leaders can find allies in philanthropists – and vice versa – to open the dialogue on family planning and to drive the potential of African youth. Population growth is in itself not a problem; however, it can become one when a country’s economy and infrastructure do not follow suit.
Rebecca Symington and Aaron Leopold describes what are obstacles for private investment in renewable energy in Africa.