Energy challenges in Africa: solution channels and SME participatory opportunities

A protestor holds up a solar panel during a climate change summit held in the city of Durban, South Africa, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. At a time of deep concern over global warming, a group of scientists, philosophers and legal scholars examined whether human intervention could artificially cool the Earth and what would happen if it did. A report discussed Friday at the U.N. climate conference in South Africa said that in theory reflecting a small amount of sunlight back into space before it strike's the Earth's surface would have an immediate and dramatic effect. But no one knows what the side effects would be. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

“Africa could easily be growing at double-digit GDP rates if we solve this problem of energy,” – were the words of the newly elected and eight president of the Africa Development Bank – Akinwunmi Adesina (past Nigerian Minister of Agriculture). He also mentioned that solving the continent’s acute power shortages…

Abiodun Dominic Odunuga

Abiodun Dominic Odunuga is a development practitioner and social entrepreneur.