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African Ambassadors Group joins ONE and OPIC in Push to Electrify Africa

image001 2Ambassador Fátima Veiga was one the African Ambassadors who joined efforts with the NGO ONE and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), to discuss and raise awareness of the need to increase access to electricity in Africa. The event took place at Capitol Hill on July 25th, 2013, where individuals from the public, private and non-profit sectors participated.

Energy is at the top of Cape Verde’s strategic development agenda and the Government has set ambitious goals, and made fast progress, towards electrifying the islands mainly by tapping into renewable energy sources.

ONE CEO Michael Elliott and OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield with several African ambassadors. Photo credit: Elizabeth Brady

For more details on Cape Verde’s energy strategy visit the Ministry for Tourism, Industry and Energy’s website at http://www.mtie.gov.cv.

Cape Verde hosts the ECOWAS Regional Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Effiency, an example of the country’s leadership in energy matters.  ECOWAS is the Economic Community Of West African States.

Read more details at ONE's blog post at  www.one.org/us/stories/energy-poverty/

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