#PoweringJobs: Building the workforce of the future to accelerate universal energy access
Africa’s clean energy industry is growing rapidly as many countries adopt decentralized renewable energy solutions to expand energy access and accelerate decarbonization. However, the sector is limited in its ability to scale because of a combination of things – last-mile delivery, adoption at scale financing, and a skilled and engaged workforce.
To create advocacy and awareness around the need for a robust human capacity pipeline for the DRE sector, Power for All launched its #PoweringJobs campaign in 2019 to advocate for energy access jobs to be at the center — not the side-line — of international and national development policies. It seeks to strengthen donor, government, and private sector commitments to realize these jobs and deliver SDG7 As part of the #PoweringJobs campaign, Power for All recently conducted its second Powering Jobs Census, which aims to shed light on the employment potential of the DRE sector and provide insights on the state of the sector, women and youth representation, compensation, and key skill demands.
In this event, Power for All will share the findings of the 2021-22 survey, conducted in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, and facilitate a round table discussion with our partners, policymakers, technical training Institutions, DRE companies, and labor experts to share insights and critical requirements to build the DRE workforce in Africa to accelerate energy access and just transition.
The roundtable will cover the key advocacy themes, emerging from the Powering Jobs census on:
1. Skilling and Training
2. Role of Women and Youth in these demographics.
Considering most of our key stakeholders and audience are spread in other geographies and will not be able to participate in person, this session will be a two-way hybrid session and broadcasted live.