Top off-grid sector experts and players will explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on provision of decentralized clean energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Global South more broadly. They will discuss what the off-grid energy sector now needs to ensure the inclusive, resilient, and green recovery required for reaching climate-related goals, and specifically SDG7—clean energy for all.
In a rich and wide-ranging discussion, panelists will interrogate different emerging hypotheses from the "Chapters of COVID." These takeaways will be published in post-COP26 report, co-authored by a range of leading off-grid companies, investors and fund managers. Jonathan Phillips, director of the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke University, will moderate the panel, and Duke will lead the development of the takeaways report.