The Joto Afrika series helps people understand the issues, constrains and opportunities that poor people face in adapting to climate change and escaping poverty.

"Modern energy services are essential for reducing poverty. Countries need energy to increase economic production, which improves livelihood options for women and men. Energy is also needed to increase agricultural productivity, provide clean water and improve human health, and energy enables girls and boys to go to school."

"Africa needs policies to expand countries’ renewable energy markets – ones that will translate into real benefits for small-scale entrepreneurs and end users. But the biggest challenge is not the limiting policy environment; the real problem is how to move from the micro to the macro. Africa needs to scale up and out successful renewable energy experiences to a magnitude that transforms the lives of millions of people – people who for too long have lived at the bottom of the energy ladder."

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