Today, more than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to reliable electricity. 

What’s more, it is the only region in the world where population growth is outstripping growth in access, which means the percentage of people in the region with access to electricity –  and the benefits it brings –  is set to decline.

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) CEO, Jules Kortenhorst, features in a new video, which is part of The Rockefeller Foundation's #solvable series. He argues that we can reframe the lack of access to power in the developing world as an opportunity to skip the usual trajectory and introduce clean energy sources in the immediate future.

The Rocky Mountain Institute are working in sub-Saharan Africa to increase access to, and the productive use of, sustainable electricity. Their goal is to transform the power sector and demonstrate how a whole-systems approach improves lives and accelerates economic development.

Learn more about RMI's SEED programme (Sustainable Energy for Economic Development) and their work on global energy transitions here.