Wednesday, Dec 15, 9:00-10:45 am CET
Opportunity - Energy Access Booster
Like Energy, mobility is a fundamental catalyst for any economy. Mobility solutions are a prerequisite of social inclusion by providing access to jobs and essential services such as health care and education.
Developing countries, and particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, host 98% of the 1 billion people in the world without access to transport. Yet an additional 187 million Africans are expected to live in cities over the next decade, suggesting 1.5 million people will move to cities every month. Developing countries will thus continue to confront the largest mobility challenges including access to, and safety of, mobility solutions as well as their efficiency and environmental impact. The most impacted populations are urban and rural low-income households – population segments which also typically lack access to energy. The nexus between energy and mobility can be leveraged to provide access to affordable and safe sustainable mobility services.To support this sector, TotalEnergies, Enea Consulting and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) are launching the Energy Access Booster 2021 call for projects to support Sustainable Mobility entrepreneurs operating in Africa and Asia.