Volume II - Handbook of Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Since 2000, Sub-Saharan Africa has seen rapid economic growth, expanding population, improving social conditions and progressive political liberalization. On the basis of these trends, sub-Saharan Africa's energy use has risen by 45% since 2000.

In this framework, making energy reliable and widely affordable for the population has been and continues to be a key challenge in the sub-continent. In fact, sub-Saharan Africa is rich in energy resources, but very poor in energy supply. Just to provide an idea, in sub-Saharan Africa only 290 million out of 915 million people today have access to electricity, and the total number without access is rising. Notwithstanding the importance and size of these challenges, sub-Saharan Africa’s energy sector remains one of the most poorly understood parts of the global energy system and very few international energy research centers have developed consistent activities on the region and in the region. The aim of this book is to contribute to the understanding of Sub-Saharan Africa’s current and future energy challenges and opportunities.

Edited by:

Manfred Hafner 

Coordinator of the 'Energy: Scenarios and Policy' research programme at FEEM.

Professor in international energy studies Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-Europe) and Sciences-Po, Paris

Philippe Copinschi

GdR Energy Consulting,

Lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris

Jean-Pierre Favennec

Professor IFP School

Consultant WDCooperation

Simone Tagliapietra 

Senior Researcher at the ‘Energy: Scenarios and Policy’ research programme at FEEM.

Research Fellow at Bruegel, Brussels


Elanine Atwood, Ines Boubaker, Lorenzo Maestripier, Paola Rodriguez, Paritosh Mulay, Raluca Bumboiu, Charles Debeugny, Brendon Novel, Anita Porta, Nelson Ajala, Olivia Johnson, Mandla Makalima, Menglu Zhang, Adrienne Scott Cox, Takuji Sakamoto, Louis Thiercelin, Maria Weber


ISBN 9789077644423
ISBN ebook 978907764447
Publication Date Aug/Sept. 2018, Nb.: Publication dates may be subject to change.
Nr of Pages 170
Available as Hardback bound; Digital