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 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 have today 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. In this framework, the aim this book is to contribute to the understanding of Sub-Saharan Africa’s current and future energy challenges and opportunities.
Manfred Hafner is Coordinator of the 'Energy:Scenarios and Policy' research programme at FEEM.He is also Professor in international energy studiesteaching at the Johns Hopkins University School ofAdvanced International Studies (SAIS-Europe) and atthe Sciences-Po Paris School of International Affairs(PSIA). Furthermore, he is Senior Scientist at theEuro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change(CMCC) and Associate Researcher at the Centre forResearch on Energy and Environmental Economicsand Policy (IEFE) at Bocconi University. Moreover,he is Vice-President Consulting at Enerdata andPresident of International Energy Consultants (IEC).
Simone Tagliapietra is Senior Researcher at the‘Energy: Scenarios and Policy’ research programmeat FEEM. He is also Research Fellow at Bruegel, theeconomic think-tank. Expert in international energyissues, he also conducted research at the IstanbulPolicy Center at Sabanci University and at the UnitedNations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva.He obtained his PhD at the Università Cattolica delSacro Cuore in Milan, where he currently collaborateswith the Department of International Economics,Institutions and Development. His most recent bookis ‘Energy Relations in the Euro-Mediterranean:A Political Economy Perspective’ (Palgrave, 2016).
|Publication Date||September 2017|
|Nr of Pages||170|
|Available as||Hardback bound; Digital|