Power Africa MOU with Canada

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This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is made between the United States (U.S.) Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Office of the Coordinator for Power Africa and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (DFATD) or its successor, hereinafter referred to as the "Participants", Power Africa is a U.S. Presidential Initiative coordinated by USAID.

The Participants seek to coordinate their respective strengths, expertise and resources in order to pursue activities of mutual interest that support their common goals in sub-Saharan Africa ofreducing energy poverty and increasing access to sustainable energy.

This MOU sets forth the intentions of the Participants to work together to support the sustainable development of the energy sector in sub-Saharan. Africa through cooperation, including under Power Africa. This MOU provides a proposed framework on which joint activities might be based, but does not impose any legally binding obligation (financial or otherwise) on either of the Participants.

U.S. President Barack Obama launched Power Africa in 2013 to leverage private and public sector partnerships to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa aims to add at least 30,000 megawatts (MW) of new, cleaner electrical power capacity and 60 million electrical connections across sub-Saharan Africa by unlocking sub-Saharan Africa's substantial wind, solar, hydropower, natural gas and geothermal resources.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:30pm

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