Economic and Social Council

Sustainable development of energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

According to World Bank due to insufficient power production 32 out of 48 countries in Africa suffer from energy shortage. More than 60% of Africa’s population doesn’t have access to electrical grid. The average cost of electricity is multiple times higher than in other developing regions. At the same time Sub-Saharan countries lack interest and financial resources to invest in power production because of problems considered to be far more important such as ubiquitous hunger and diseases. What steps should be undertaken to overcome this long-lasting issue that stops Africa from further growth?


Photographer: Magda Matejka

Deputy Chair of EcoSoc - Jakub Dudek
Deputy Chair of EcoSoc – Jakub Dudek
Chair of EcoSoc – Maciej Kowalski