About 31% of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa -and 24% of the population fourteen Eastern Africa countries - have access to electricity. Rural access to electricity is particularly quite low, in many cases in single digit level. Therefore, Eastern Africa remains one of the least electrified regions in the world.
The region also relies heavily on imported fossil fuel, exposing countries in the region to international market challenges, regional stability concerns and in-country energy security management challenges. Dependence on imported fuels for transportation and fuel-dependent economic activities, as well as for electricity generation has seriously impacted energy security, partly due to the rapid rise in global energy commodity prices.
This community of practice engages stakeholders in the conversation on energy challenges in Eastern Africa. the objectives of this community are to share knowledge, experiences and practices on issues of energy access and security, and increasing increase policy awareness.
Join us in this forum to identify solutions, progress and forward-looking ideas for a better and energized region.
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2012
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa, in partnership with sister institutions, is organizing an Energy Forum in Kampala, Uganda. It will take place from the 18-22 February, 2013. The Energy Forum will focus on the theme "Enhancing Energy Access and Security in the Eastern Africa sub-region.' Join us as we launch discussions before the event on the theme.
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