Power Africa MOU with DFID

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THIS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ("MOU") is made between the Government of the United States of America, through the Power Africa Coordinator's Office housed within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), (hereinafter referred to as "Power Africa"), and the UK Department for International Development (hereafter referred to as "DFID" and collectively with Power Africa referred to as the "Participants.") On June 30, 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama launched Power Africa, a partnership among more than 100 public and private sector entities to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. On October 22, 2015, DFID and a range of African governments launched the Energy Africa campaign to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market in Africa, helping bring universal energy access in the continent forward from 2080 on current trends to 2030. Energy Africa is part of DFID's wider strategy to tackle the lack of access to energy for households and firms that is a binding constraint to inclusive growth and poverty reduction in many developing countries.

Power Africa and DFID share the goals of reducing energy poverty and increasing access to sustainable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The Participants seek to share their respective strengths, expertise and resources to pursue activities of mutual interest that support their common goals in the energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

This MOU sets forth the intentions of the Participants regarding collaboration with respect to certain Power Africa and DFID activities. This document provides the framework on which joint activities should be based for implementation purposes, but does not impose any legally binding obligation (financial or otherwise) on either of the Participants.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:30pm

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