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Africa's Big Switch (ABS)

Bolaji Akinola-Alli

Africa’s Big Switch is a podcast that aims to identify current and future solutions to complex problems on the African continent. Examples of such problems include: Climate Change, Homelessness, Poverty, Political Instability, Famine, Floods etc.Our first season sheds light and sparks conversation around the future of energy in Africa.Why Energy?Modern society depends on reliable and affordable energy services to function smoothly and to develop equitably. A well-established energy system supports all sectors from medicine and education to agriculture, infrastructure, communications and high-technology. However, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), there are over 770 million people in the world today without access to electricity, 77% of which are in Sub-saharan Africa. The Sustainable Development Goal 7 of the UN Agenda, aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. Given we are only a few years to 2030, we explore the progress, challenges and opportunities for achieving this goal across
#24 LISA: Increasing Access to Education for the Underprivileged in LagosJuly 03, 2024
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Bonus: Sit Down with Your Hosts 2.0December 06, 2023
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ABS E22 Sawa Energy: Providing C&I Solar Solutions to Rwandan BusinessesNovember 08, 2023
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ABS E21: Understanding the Effect of Fuel Subsidy Removal in NigeriaOctober 25, 2023
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ABS E20 Funnelling Investments into the African Energy SectorOctober 11, 2023
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ABS E19 Uwana Energy: Creating an Online Solar MarketplaceSeptember 27, 2023
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ABS E18 The Electricity Market in Nigeria: A Legal PerspectiveSeptember 13, 2023
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ABS E17: Providing Auxiliary Services to Oil and Gas Companies in GhanaAugust 30, 2023
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ABS E16: Sustainable Development in BurundiAugust 16, 2023
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ABS E15: The Energy Transition in GhanaJune 28, 2023
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ABS E14: Empowering Communities in Malawi for a Sustainable FutureJune 14, 2023
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ABS E13 Sustainable & Impact Investing in NigeriaMay 31, 2023
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ABS E12 Arone: Manufacturing Batteries to Power Middle-income HouseholdsMay 17, 2023
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ABS E11 Vula: Helping African Startups Raise FundingMay 03, 2023
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ABS E10: Building an Educational Botanical GardenApril 19, 2023
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ABS E9: Powering Health Centres in AfricaApril 05, 2023
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ABS TrailerFebruary 13, 2023
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Bonus: Sit down with your hostsDecember 26, 2022
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ABS E8: Can Solar Power My Business?November 23, 2022
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ABS E7: Does Nuclear Have a Role to Play in the Energy Transition?November 09, 2022
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ABS E6: Demystifying the Nuclear Industry in AfricaOctober 26, 2022
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ABS E5: Does Oil & Gas Have a Role to Play in Africa’s Future?October 19, 2022
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ABS E4: The Largely Unspoken Truths About Clean CookingJune 15, 2022
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ABS E3: Financing Rural Electrification in AfricaMay 22, 2022
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ABS E2: Lessons Learnt from India's Approach to Rural ElectrificationApril 18, 2022
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