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Nearly one in five people globally lack access to electricity and this is a major development challenge facing the world’s poor, particularly in Africa. If the right policies, financing, and incentives are in place, micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, based in Africa, could create energy solutions that will yield economic benefits for African communities while not exacerbating climate change impacts. Through this grant, Oxfam America has created a new analysis illustrating that addressing the energy challenges facing the poor in rural Africa will also provide the economic opportunities to address their poverty. Oxfam America will use this new analytical framework over the next grant period to influence U.S. investment in Africa’s energy sector to ensure that small-scale renewable energy is prioritized.
The Center for International Environmental Law was founded in 1989 to strengthen international environmental law, policy, and management. This grant will support activities that promote and seek stronger implementation of sound environmental and social policies and practices at international financial institutions. Over the next grant period, the Center for International Environmental Law will continue its work to ensure strong environmental and social standards at the World Bank Group as well as the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund. Over the last two years, the Center for International Environmental Law has been a strong voice calling for clear and consistent standards that reflect international best practice. They have built support for maintaining and strengthening World Bank Group safeguards amongst key policymakers.
The Mott Foundation, through its Civil Society program, funds nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in Central/Eastern Europe and Russia and South Africa. The overall goal of our work in these regions is to develop and strengthen civil society by promoting civic participation in democratic processes at the local, national and regional levels; strengthening philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, and addressing issues related to race and reconciliation and transitional justice.
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