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Our Planet’s Call to Action

It is not unusual for people to be more concerned with the present, than fidgeting over what the world may look like 100 or 1000 years from now. But the impacts of climate change are not waiting till 100 years to manifest. We are witnessing them in the present. Sustainable energy and sustainable development in general is not something that we need for just the future generation. It is something we need to pursue for this generation’s wellbeing as well.

 

The continent needs to take this opportunity as a vehicle to spearhead a development trajectory that puts Africa’s economic goals and ambitious at the forefront.

 

For Africa, the benefits of transitioning to an energy system driven by sustainable energy are both economic and social. Africa is richly endowed with resources to aid this transition.The continent needs to take this opportunity as a vehicle to spearhead a development trajectory that puts Africa’s economic goals and ambitious at the forefront.

Here lies our vision ‘to be the bridge to an African energy market able to meet its current and future energy demands, in a manner that ensures sustainable development’.

Our planet is calling. Can Africa afford to wait?

No, we cannot! And here is why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here lies our vision ‘to be the bridge to an African energy market able to meet its current and future energy demands, in a manner that ensures sustainable development’.

 

 

Part of the article was published in Dundee Stories: Monica Maduekwe’s career empowering women.

 

Climate ChangeEnergy TransitionSustainable Energy

Monica Maduekwe

Monica is the founder of PUTTRU. She has several years of experience promoting sustainable energy markets in West Africa. She has an extensive knowledge of the energy landscape, which she has gained through her work as programme officer for resource mobilisation and project development, and, prior to that, a renewable energy programme officer both at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). She has M.Sc. in Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy and the Environment, from University of Dundee, and a Certificate in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School.

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