• Victoria R. Nalule
Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment book series (ECE)


This chapter gives an introduction to energy access and energy poverty. The author clearly analyses how energy poverty affects other developmental sectors like industrialisation, agriculture, and transport. The author further elaborates how the challenge of energy access affects the achievement of most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including the goal to end hunger, to end poverty, and ensure quality education just to mention but a few.

This chapter brings out the reasons as to why it is very urgent and essential to address the challenge of energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Additionally, the author gives a brief overview of some of the regional organisations including the East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).


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  • Victoria R. Nalule
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  1. 1.Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP)University of DundeeScotlandUK

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