Schweitzer Drive Podcast

Powering Africa: Unleashing Potential Through Electrification

Of the 1.3 billion people on the planet without access to reliable electricity, 600 million are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dedicated to solving this problem are organizations like Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership that advances inclusive, low-carbon economic growth. Mark Carrato, director of USAID in Brazil, joins host Dave Whitehead to discuss how they’re collaborating with local communities, U.S. businesses, and others to bring sustainable power to 60 million homes and businesses in the region by 2030.