IGD to Develop New Photo Exhibit to Showcase Economic Potential of Renewables

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Today, more than 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live their daily life without access to electricity and other modern energy sources. As home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, energy shortages reduce the growth of the region by 2 to 4 percentage points per year, hampering efforts to create jobs and advance Africa’s economic progress.

IGD is developing the “Africa, Solar, Magic” photo exhibit to showcase Africa’s renewable energy potential through compelling images illustrating how access to modern, renewable energy, such as solar, enables African countries to create better lives for their citizens, boost household incomes and power economic activities to accelerate job creation and industrial competitiveness.

The photo exhibit, which is the brainchild of IGD Frontier Leader GreenWish, is part of IGD’s Africa Investment Rising, a multimedia campaign to prevailing change the narrative on doing business in Africa.

This multimedia project on solar energy in Africa will feature captivating photographic and editorial content carried out by Stephan Gladieu, a seasoned international photographer and journalist.

The photo exhibit aims to demonstrate the vast new possibilities offered by solar technology in fueling entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, and industrial competitiveness. By showing the tremendous potential of renewables, such as solar energy, the exhibit will raise awareness about how Africa can leapfrog carbon-centered energy systems and invest in renewables.

The traveling exhibit will travel to Paris, France; Washington, D.C.; and several African countries and is expected to roll out in early 2018. 

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor or for more information, please contact Shanta Bryant Gyan, IGD Communications Director at sbryant@igdleaders.org. 

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