Consequences of and Solutions to Lack of Access to Affordable, Reliable, and Sustainable Energy
Access to Clean Affordable Energy:
The world has achieved tremendous progress towards universal access to electricity, reaching nearly to 9 out 10 people in 2018, according to the UN.
However, 716 million around the world still routinely lack access to reliable electricity, out of which the vast majority - about 80% - live in sub-Saharan Africa. Countries with the largest populations without access in terms of absolute numbers include: Nigeria (89 million), the Democratic Republic of Congo (68 million), and Ethiopia (61 million).
(Source: Vivid Economics and Open Capitals Advisors, 2020).
Consequences to Lack of Access to Clean Affordable Energy:
Many studies have shown that lack of access to clean, reliable energy significantly and negatively affects the economic, social and cultural development of society. Without electricity, women have to spend hours fetching wood for fuel, communities cannot have access to clean water, clinics cannot store vaccines/medication, doctors cannot effectively fight against diseases and global pandemics, schoolchildren cannot study at night, and people cannot run competitive businesses.
In fact, lack of access to clean, affordable energy is not just a local issue; it affects everybody in the world because it has direct impact on the environment and affects the global socio-economic dynamics. Simply put, we believe that access to clean, reliable energy is a basic human right!
Solutions to Provide Access to Clean Affordable Energy:
In the last decade, a lot has been done globally to achieve 100%
electrification. Yet, the recent pandemic and its impact on many aspects
of the global economy has negatively affected this progress.
Abramba Technologies is committed to help achieve universal electrification. By designing and manufacturing affordable, clean and reliable renewable and efficient energy products locally, we believe we will make a fundamental and significant impact towards this goal. We welcome the collaboration of all concerned stakeholders to make this goal achievable in the near future.