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Davos 2016 – Press Conference: Africa’s New Deal on Energy

The New Deal on Energy for Africa aims to accelerate energy investments to reach universal access to electricity by 2025. It takes a holistic view at Africa’s energy sector including on-grid generation, transmission and distribution and decentralised solutions (mini-grid and off-grid) along with cleaner cooking solutions.

Speakers:
-Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Abidjan.
-Kofi Annan, Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation, Switzerland; Secretary-General, United Nations (1997-2006).
-Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire.
-Jim Yong Kim **, President, World Bank, Washington DC.
-Gayle E. Smith **, Administrator, USAID – US Agency for International
Development, USA.

Moderated by Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum.

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