TheÂ U.S.Â Agency for International Development‘s Power AfricaÂ organization has enteredÂ a partnership withÂ Japan’s governmentÂ to share strengths, expertise and resources in support of efforts to provide access to renewable energy in Africa.
USAID said Thursday its partnership with Japan’s foreign affairs ministry aims to align Power Africa with theÂ Tokyo International Conference on African Development process to establishÂ a foundation for collaboration in the energy sector.
âWith our combined resources and expertise, we are better equipped to facilitate the implementation of more low-carbon energy projects and enhance energy efficiency in existing power plants in the years to come,”Â said Andrew Herscowitz,Â Power Africa coordinator.
USAID noted the partnership will also work to supportÂ investments in cleaner energy such as renewable energy and natural gas as well as develop the geothermal sector in East Africa and support cross-border energy trade.
The alliance will also build on Power Africa’s coalition of public and private sector partners to help efforts towards boostingÂ the delivery ofÂ access and generation capacity ofÂ more than 30,000 megawatts of clean electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.