GLASGOW: The Nordics as pioneers in developing jobs and skills in Africa

09.11.21 | Event
Choosing green nordic perspectives
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The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa contributing to employment within the off-grid sector


03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

SEC Centre, Hall 4
Exhibition Way
G3 8YW
United Kingdom


Off-grid energy is still a largely untapped opportunity for creating jobs for youth. The sector is emerging as a significant employer in emerging economies that suffer from high rates of joblessness. Supporting the development of the off-grid energy sector can therefore have a wide and positive job creation impact in addition to support countries in mitigate their climate impact and accelerate their green transition.

Moderator: Ash Sharma, Head of Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa, Nefco


  • Opening by Flemming Møller Mortensen, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation (video)
  • Simon Trace, Principal Consultant, Oxford Policy Management
  • Kristina Skierka, CEO, Power for All

Organizer: Nefco - The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation

Co-organizer: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Sida

Timezone: GMT

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