Turning the lights on in Africa

stdClass Object
(
    [id] => 119
    [title] => Turning the lights on in Africa
    [alias] => lsl-world-initiative-can-help-turn-the-lights-on-in-africa
    [catid] => 2
    [published] => 1
    [introtext] => 

Africa is a bright and colourful continent and a hub of social development. However, according to the African Development Bank’s Annual Report of 2015, over 645 million people in Africa do not have access to electricity.

[fulltext] =>

Africa is a bright and colourful continent and a hub of social development. However, according to the African Development Bank’s Annual Report of 2015, over 645 million people in Africa do not have access to electricity.

 

Now there is a New Deal for Energy for Africa—a partnership-driven effort with the aspirational goal of achieving universal access to energy in Africa by 2025. To achieve this goal, the African Development Bank is working with governments, the private sector and bilateral and multilateral energy sector initiatives to develop a Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa—a platform for public-private partnerships for innovative financing in Africa’s energy sector. 

 

This partnership focuses on 5 key principles:

- raising aspirations to solve Africa’s energy challenges
- establishing the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa
- mobilising domestic and international capital for innovative financing in Africa’s energy sector
- supporting African governments in strengthening energy policy regulation and sector governance
- increasing the African Development Bank’s investments in energy and climate financing.

 

One secure and sustainable way of utilising Innovative Financing for Development (IFD) to determine new sources of revenue and manage, leverage and protect these revenues is through the assistance of the global IFD specialist LSL World Initiative and its technological partners. Founded by Laurent Lamothe, former Prime Minister of Haiti, LSL has a solid track record of partnering with governments to set up and operate national strategic development initiatives tailored to the local context and in line with national development priorities.  These initiatives operate with revenues generated by a comprehensive suite of micro-levies or micro-contributions in key globalised sectors offering the best opportunities in terms of volumes and growth potential, such as mobile telecommunications, financial transactions, airline tickets, etc. 

 

There are a whole range of potential revenue-creating opportunities that could be explored. In fact, micro-contributions on telecommunications and money transfers into Haiti from the millions of Haitians living abroad enabled the funding of a comprehensive free education programme for Haiti’s needy children—about 1.4 million children now attend school free of charge and the elementary school attendance rate has risen from 55% to 90%.

 

Each country is unique in its needs, but almost all emerging and African countries have an increasing demand to finance socio-economic projects in the fields of health, education, water supply, infrastructure, electricity and security. Revenues from IFD mechanisms could be ploughed into supporting emerging and African governments to provide access to electricity in their countries. 

 

In the words of Laurent Lamothe: “The money is there—it just has to be unlocked from the diaspora’s financial flows, like remittances.”  The monies come from abroad—there is little impact on local user and service providers. A great number of untapped resources can be mobilised in this way.  Harmless and microscopic contributions on enormous volumes of transactions create significant amounts of revenue in the sectors that benefit the most from globalisation.  In this way, a micro-contribution could make a mega difference in lighting up Africa.  LSL can make it happen in a secure, sustainable and effective way.

 

[video] => [gallery] => [extra_fields] => [extra_fields_search] => [created] => 2016-06-24 11:55:24 [created_by] => 797 [created_by_alias] => [checked_out] => 0 [checked_out_time] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [modified] => 2016-09-02 13:03:18 [modified_by] => 797 [publish_up] => 2016-06-24 11:55:24 [publish_down] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [trash] => 0 [access] => 1 [ordering] => 44 [featured] => 0 [featured_ordering] => 0 [image_caption] => [image_credits] => [video_caption] => [video_credits] => [hits] => 544 [params] => Joomla\Registry\Registry Object ( [data:protected] => stdClass Object ( [enable_css] => 1 [jQueryHandling] => 1.8remote [backendJQueryHandling] => remote [userName] => 1 [userImage] => 1 [userDescription] => 1 [userURL] => 1 [userEmail] => 0 [userFeedLink] => 1 [userFeedIcon] => 1 [userItemCount] => 10 [userItemTitle] => 0 [userItemTitleLinked] => 1 [userItemDateCreated] => 1 [userItemImage] => 1 [userItemIntroText] => 1 [userItemCategory] => 1 [userItemTags] => 1 [userItemCommentsAnchor] => 1 [userItemReadMore] => 1 [userItemK2Plugins] => 1 [tagItemCount] => 10 [tagItemTitle] => 0 [tagItemTitleLinked] => 1 [tagItemDateCreated] => 1 [tagItemImage] => 1 [tagItemIntroText] => 1 [tagItemCategory] => 1 [tagItemReadMore] => 1 [tagItemExtraFields] => 0 [tagOrdering] => [tagFeedLink] => 1 [tagFeedIcon] => 1 [genericItemCount] => 10 [genericItemTitle] => 0 [genericItemTitleLinked] => 1 [genericItemDateCreated] => 1 [genericItemImage] => 1 [genericItemIntroText] => 1 [genericItemCategory] => 1 [genericItemReadMore] => 1 [genericItemExtraFields] => 0 [genericFeedLink] => 1 [genericFeedIcon] => 1 [feedLimit] => 10 [feedItemImage] => 1 [feedImgSize] => L [feedItemIntroText] => 1 [feedTextWordLimit] => [feedItemFullText] => 1 [feedItemTags] => 0 [feedItemVideo] => 0 [feedItemGallery] => 0 [feedItemAttachments] => 0 [feedBogusEmail] => [introTextCleanup] => 0 [introTextCleanupExcludeTags] => [introTextCleanupTagAttr] => [fullTextCleanup] => 0 [fullTextCleanupExcludeTags] => [fullTextCleanupTagAttr] => [xssFiltering] => 0 [linkPopupWidth] => 900 [linkPopupHeight] => 600 [imagesQuality] => 100 [itemImageXS] => 100 [itemImageS] => 200 [itemImageM] => 400 [itemImageL] => 600 [itemImageXL] => 900 [itemImageGeneric] => 300 [catImageWidth] => 100 [catImageDefault] => 1 [userImageWidth] => 100 [userImageDefault] => 1 [commenterImgWidth] => 48 [onlineImageEditor] => splashup [imageTimestamp] => 0 [imageMemoryLimit] => [socialButtonCode] => [twitterUsername] => [facebookImage] => Medium [comments] => 1 [commentsOrdering] => DESC [commentsLimit] => 10 [commentsFormPosition] => below [commentsPublishing] => 0 [commentsReporting] => 1 [commentsReportRecipient] => kslack@globalvoicegroup.com [inlineCommentsModeration] => 1 [gravatar] => 1 [antispam] => 0 [recaptchaForRegistered] => 1 [akismetForRegistered] => 1 [commentsFormNotes] => 1 [commentsFormNotesText] => [frontendEditing] => 1 [showImageTab] => 1 [showImageGalleryTab] => 1 [showVideoTab] => 1 [showExtraFieldsTab] => 1 [showAttachmentsTab] => 1 [showK2Plugins] => 1 [sideBarDisplayFrontend] => 0 [mergeEditors] => 1 [sideBarDisplay] => 1 [attachmentsFolder] => [hideImportButton] => 0 [googleSearch] => 0 [googleSearchContainer] => k2GoogleSearchContainer [K2UserProfile] => 1 [redirect] => 206 [adminSearch] => simple [cookieDomain] => [taggingSystem] => 1 [lockTags] => 0 [showTagFilter] => 0 [k2TagNorm] => 0 [k2TagNormCase] => lower [k2TagNormAdditionalReplacements] => [recaptcha_public_key] => Chris [recaptcha_private_key] => GVGadmin2015! [recaptcha_theme] => clean [recaptchaOnRegistration] => 0 [akismetApiKey] => [stopForumSpam] => 0 [stopForumSpamApiKey] => [showItemsCounterAdmin] => 1 [showChildCatItems] => 1 [disableCompactOrdering] => 0 [metaDescLimit] => 150 [enforceSEFReplacements] => 0 [SEFReplacements] => À|A, Á|A, Â|A, Ã|A, Ä|A, Å|A, à|a, á|a, â|a, ã|a, ä|a, å|a, Ā|A, ā|a, Ă|A, ă|a, Ą|A, ą|a, Ç|C, ç|c, Ć|C, ć|c, Ĉ|C, ĉ|c, Ċ|C, ċ|c, Č|C, č|c, Ð|D, ð|d, Ď|D, ď|d, Đ|D, đ|d, È|E, É|E, Ê|E, Ë|E, è|e, é|e, ê|e, ë|e, Ē|E, ē|e, Ĕ|E, ĕ|e, Ė|E, ė|e, Ę|E, ę|e, Ě|E, ě|e, Ĝ|G, ĝ|g, Ğ|G, ğ|g, Ġ|G, ġ|g, Ģ|G, ģ|g, Ĥ|H, ĥ|h, Ħ|H, ħ|h, Ì|I, Í|I, Î|I, Ï|I, ì|i, í|i, î|i, ï|i, Ĩ|I, ĩ|i, Ī|I, ī|i, Ĭ|I, ĭ|i, Į|I, į|i, İ|I, ı|i, Ĵ|J, ĵ|j, Ķ|K, ķ|k, ĸ|k, Ĺ|L, ĺ|l, Ļ|L, ļ|l, Ľ|L, ľ|l, Ŀ|L, ŀ|l, Ł|L, ł|l, Ñ|N, ñ|n, Ń|N, ń|n, Ņ|N, ņ|n, Ň|N, ň|n, ʼn|n, Ŋ|N, ŋ|n, Ò|O, Ó|O, Ô|O, Õ|O, Ö|O, Ø|O, ò|o, ó|o, ô|o, õ|o, ö|o, ø|o, Ō|O, ō|o, Ŏ|O, ŏ|o, Ő|O, ő|o, Ŕ|R, ŕ|r, Ŗ|R, ŗ|r, Ř|R, ř|r, Ś|S, ś|s, Ŝ|S, ŝ|s, Ş|S, ş|s, Š|S, š|s, ſ|s, Ţ|T, ţ|t, Ť|T, ť|t, Ŧ|T, ŧ|t, Ù|U, Ú|U, Û|U, Ü|U, ù|u, ú|u, û|u, ü|u, Ũ|U, ũ|u, Ū|U, ū|u, Ŭ|U, ŭ|u, Ů|U, ů|u, Ű|U, ű|u, Ų|U, ų|u, Ŵ|W, ŵ|w, Ý|Y, ý|y, ÿ|y, Ŷ|Y, ŷ|y, Ÿ|Y, Ź|Z, ź|z, Ż|Z, ż|z, Ž|Z, ž|z, α|a, β|b, γ|g, δ|d, ε|e, ζ|z, η|h, θ|th, ι|i, κ|k, λ|l, μ|m, ν|n, ξ|x, ο|o, π|p, ρ|r, σ|s, τ|t, υ|y, φ|f, χ|ch, ψ|ps, ω|w, Α|A, Β|B, Γ|G, Δ|D, Ε|E, Ζ|Z, Η|H, Θ|Th, Ι|I, Κ|K, Λ|L, Μ|M, Ξ|X, Ο|O, Π|P, Ρ|R, Σ|S, Τ|T, Υ|Y, Φ|F, Χ|Ch, Ψ|Ps, Ω|W, ά|a, έ|e, ή|h, ί|i, ό|o, ύ|y, ώ|w, Ά|A, Έ|E, Ή|H, Ί|I, Ό|O, Ύ|Y, Ώ|W, ϊ|i, ΐ|i, ϋ|y, ς|s, А|A, Ӑ|A, Ӓ|A, Ә|E, Ӛ|E, Ӕ|E, Б|B, В|V, Г|G, Ґ|G, Ѓ|G, Ғ|G, Ӷ|G, y|Y, Д|D, Е|E, Ѐ|E, Ё|YO, Ӗ|E, Ҽ|E, Ҿ|E, Є|YE, Ж|ZH, Ӂ|DZH, Җ|ZH, Ӝ|DZH, З|Z, Ҙ|Z, Ӟ|DZ, Ӡ|DZ, Ѕ|DZ, И|I, Ѝ|I, Ӥ|I, Ӣ|I, І|I, Ї|JI, Ӏ|I, Й|Y, Ҋ|Y, Ј|J, К|K, Қ|Q, Ҟ|Q, Ҡ|K, Ӄ|Q, Ҝ|K, Л|L, Ӆ|L, Љ|L, М|M, Ӎ|M, Н|N, Ӊ|N, Ң|N, Ӈ|N, Ҥ|N, Њ|N, О|O, Ӧ|O, Ө|O, Ӫ|O, Ҩ|O, П|P, Ҧ|PF, Р|P, Ҏ|P, С|S, Ҫ|S, Т|T, Ҭ|TH, Ћ|T, Ќ|K, У|U, Ў|U, Ӳ|U, Ӱ|U, Ӯ|U, Ү|U, Ұ|U, Ф|F, Х|H, Ҳ|H, Һ|H, Ц|TS, Ҵ|TS, Ч|CH, Ӵ|CH, Ҷ|CH, Ӌ|CH, Ҹ|CH, Џ|DZ, Ш|SH, Щ|SHT, Ъ|A, Ы|Y, Ӹ|Y, Ь|Y, Ҍ|Y, Э|E, Ӭ|E, Ю|YU, Я|YA, а|a, ӑ|a, ӓ|a, ә|e, ӛ|e, ӕ|e, б|b, в|v, г|g, ґ|g, ѓ|g, ғ|g, ӷ|g, y|y, д|d, е|e, ѐ|e, ё|yo, ӗ|e, ҽ|e, ҿ|e, є|ye, ж|zh, ӂ|dzh, җ|zh, ӝ|dzh, з|z, ҙ|z, ӟ|dz, ӡ|dz, ѕ|dz, и|i, ѝ|i, ӥ|i, ӣ|i, і|i, ї|ji, Ӏ|i, й|y, ҋ|y, ј|j, к|k, қ|q, ҟ|q, ҡ|k, ӄ|q, ҝ|k, л|l, ӆ|l, љ|l, м|m, ӎ|m, н|n, ӊ|n, ң|n, ӈ|n, ҥ|n, њ|n, о|o, ӧ|o, ө|o, ӫ|o, ҩ|o, п|p, ҧ|pf, р|p, ҏ|p, с|s, ҫ|s, т|t, ҭ|th, ћ|t, ќ|k, у|u, ў|u, ӳ|u, ӱ|u, ӯ|u, ү|u, ұ|u, ф|f, х|h, ҳ|h, һ|h, ц|ts, ҵ|ts, ч|ch, ӵ|ch, ҷ|ch, ӌ|ch, ҹ|ch, џ|dz, ш|sh, щ|sht, ъ|a, ы|y, ӹ|y, ь|y, ҍ|y, э|e, ӭ|e, ю|yu, я|ya [k2Sef] => 0 [k2SefLabelCat] => content [k2SefLabelTag] => tag [k2SefLabelUser] => author [k2SefLabelSearch] => search [k2SefLabelDate] => date [k2SefLabelItem] => 0 [k2SefLabelItemCustomPrefix] => [k2SefInsertItemId] => 1 [k2SefItemIdTitleAliasSep] => dash [k2SefUseItemTitleAlias] => 1 [k2SefInsertCatId] => 1 [k2SefCatIdTitleAliasSep] => dash [k2SefUseCatTitleAlias] => 1 [sh404SefLabelCat] => [sh404SefLabelUser] => blog [sh404SefLabelItem] => 2 [sh404SefTitleAlias] => alias [sh404SefModK2ContentFeedAlias] => feed [sh404SefInsertItemId] => 0 [sh404SefInsertUniqueItemId] => 0 [cbIntegration] => 0 [show_page_heading] => [catCatalogMode] => 0 [theme] => default [num_leading_items] => 2 [num_leading_columns] => 1 [leadingImgSize] => Large [num_primary_items] => 4 [num_primary_columns] => 2 [primaryImgSize] => Medium [num_secondary_items] => 4 [num_secondary_columns] => 1 [secondaryImgSize] => Small [num_links] => 4 [num_links_columns] => 1 [linksImgSize] => XSmall [catFeaturedItems] => 1 [catOrdering] => rdate [catPagination] => 2 [catPaginationResults] => 1 [catFeedLink] => 1 [catFeedIcon] => 1 [menu-anchor_css] => [menu_text] => 1 [menu_show] => 1 [page_title] => News | Financing Sustainable Development [pageclass_sfx] => page-news [secure] => 0 [page_description] => LSL World Initiative helps governments identify new sources of revenues through innovative financing mechanisms with the use of technology and micro-surcharges. [page_rights] => [robots] => [inheritFrom] => 0 [catMetaDesc] => Click here to view GVG's telecom and ICT solutions for revenue news, fraud management updates, revenue from telecom traffic stories and industry related news. [catTitle] => 1 [catTitleItemCounter] => 1 [catDescription] => 1 [catImage] => 0 [subCategories] => 1 [subCatColumns] => 2 [subCatTitle] => 0 [subCatTitleItemCounter] => 1 [subCatDescription] => 1 [subCatImage] => 1 [catItemTitle] => 1 [catItemTitleLinked] => 1 [catItemFeaturedNotice] => 0 [catItemAuthor] => 1 [catItemDateCreated] => 1 [catItemRating] => 0 [catItemImage] => 0 [catItemIntroText] => 1 [catItemIntroTextWordLimit] => 100 [catItemExtraFields] => 0 [catItemHits] => 0 [catItemCategory] => 1 [catItemTags] => 1 [catItemAttachments] => 0 [catItemAttachmentsCounter] => 0 [catItemVideo] => 0 [catItemVideoAutoPlay] => 0 [catItemImageGallery] => 0 [catItemDateModified] => 0 [catItemReadMore] => 1 [catItemCommentsAnchor] => 1 [catItemK2Plugins] => 1 [itemDateCreated] => 1 [itemTitle] => 0 [itemFeaturedNotice] => 1 [itemAuthor] => 0 [itemFontResizer] => 1 [itemPrintButton] => 1 [itemEmailButton] => 1 [itemSocialButton] => 1 [itemVideoAnchor] => 1 [itemImageGalleryAnchor] => 1 [itemCommentsAnchor] => 1 [itemRating] => 1 [itemImage] => 1 [itemImgSize] => Large [itemImageMainCaption] => 1 [itemImageMainCredits] => 1 [itemIntroText] => 1 [itemFullText] => 1 [itemExtraFields] => 1 [itemDateModified] => 1 [itemHits] => 1 [itemCategory] => 1 [itemTags] => 1 [itemAttachments] => 1 [itemAttachmentsCounter] => 1 [itemVideo] => 1 [itemVideoAutoPlay] => 0 [itemVideoCaption] => 1 [itemVideoCredits] => 1 [itemImageGallery] => 1 [itemNavigation] => 1 [itemComments] => 1 [itemTwitterButton] => 1 [itemFacebookButton] => 1 [itemGooglePlusOneButton] => 1 [itemAuthorBlock] => 0 [itemAuthorImage] => 0 [itemAuthorDescription] => 0 [itemAuthorURL] => 0 [itemAuthorEmail] => 0 [itemAuthorLatest] => 0 [itemAuthorLatestLimit] => 5 [itemRelated] => 1 [itemRelatedLimit] => 5 [itemRelatedTitle] => 1 [itemRelatedCategory] => 0 [itemRelatedImageSize] => 0 [itemRelatedIntrotext] => 0 [itemRelatedFulltext] => 0 [itemRelatedAuthor] => 0 [itemRelatedMedia] => 0 [itemRelatedImageGallery] => 0 [itemK2Plugins] => 1 [recaptcha] => ) [initialized:protected] => 1 [separator] => . ) [metadesc] => LSL can use their Innovative Financing for Development model to help achieve the New Deal for Energy for Africa to achieve universal access to energy by 2025. [metadata] => robots= author= [metakey] => [plugins] => [language] => en-GB [category] => TableK2Category Object ( [id] => 2 [name] => English [alias] => english [description] => [parent] => 1 [extraFieldsGroup] => 0 [published] => 1 [image] => [access] => 1 [ordering] => 1 [params] => {"inheritFrom":"0","catMetaDesc":"Click here to view GVG's telecom and ICT solutions for revenue news, fraud management updates, revenue from telecom traffic stories and industry related news.","catMetaKey":"","catMetaRobots":"","catMetaAuthor":"","theme":"","num_leading_items":"2","num_leading_columns":"1","leadingImgSize":"Large","num_primary_items":"4","num_primary_columns":"2","primaryImgSize":"Medium","num_secondary_items":"4","num_secondary_columns":"1","secondaryImgSize":"Small","num_links":"4","num_links_columns":"1","linksImgSize":"XSmall","catCatalogMode":"0","catFeaturedItems":"1","catOrdering":"rdate","catPagination":"2","catPaginationResults":"1","catTitle":"1","catTitleItemCounter":"1","catDescription":"1","catImage":"0","catFeedLink":"1","catFeedIcon":"1","subCategories":"1","subCatColumns":"2","subCatOrdering":"","subCatTitle":"0","subCatTitleItemCounter":"1","subCatDescription":"1","subCatImage":"1","itemImageXS":"100","itemImageS":"200","itemImageM":"400","itemImageL":"600","itemImageXL":"900","catItemTitle":"1","catItemTitleLinked":"1","catItemFeaturedNotice":"0","catItemAuthor":"1","catItemDateCreated":"1","catItemRating":"0","catItemImage":"0","catItemIntroText":"1","catItemIntroTextWordLimit":"100","catItemExtraFields":"0","catItemHits":"0","catItemCategory":"1","catItemTags":"1","catItemAttachments":"0","catItemAttachmentsCounter":"0","catItemVideo":"0","catItemVideoWidth":"","catItemVideoHeight":"","catItemAudioWidth":"","catItemAudioHeight":"","catItemVideoAutoPlay":"0","catItemImageGallery":"0","catItemImageGalleryWidth":"","catItemImageGalleryHeight":"","catItemDateModified":"0","catItemReadMore":"1","catItemCommentsAnchor":"1","catItemK2Plugins":"1","itemDateCreated":"1","itemTitle":"0","itemFeaturedNotice":"1","itemAuthor":"0","itemFontResizer":"1","itemPrintButton":"1","itemEmailButton":"1","itemSocialButton":"1","itemVideoAnchor":"1","itemImageGalleryAnchor":"1","itemCommentsAnchor":"1","itemRating":"1","itemImage":"1","itemImgSize":"Large","itemImageMainCaption":"1","itemImageMainCredits":"1","itemIntroText":"1","itemFullText":"1","itemExtraFields":"1","itemDateModified":"1","itemHits":"1","itemCategory":"1","itemTags":"1","itemAttachments":"1","itemAttachmentsCounter":"1","itemVideo":"1","itemVideoWidth":"","itemVideoHeight":"","itemAudioWidth":"","itemAudioHeight":"","itemVideoAutoPlay":"0","itemVideoCaption":"1","itemVideoCredits":"1","itemImageGallery":"1","itemImageGalleryWidth":"","itemImageGalleryHeight":"","itemNavigation":"1","itemComments":"1","itemTwitterButton":"1","itemFacebookButton":"1","itemGooglePlusOneButton":"1","itemAuthorBlock":"0","itemAuthorImage":"0","itemAuthorDescription":"0","itemAuthorURL":"0","itemAuthorEmail":"0","itemAuthorLatest":"0","itemAuthorLatestLimit":"5","itemRelated":"1","itemRelatedLimit":"5","itemRelatedTitle":"1","itemRelatedCategory":"0","itemRelatedImageSize":"0","itemRelatedIntrotext":"0","itemRelatedFulltext":"0","itemRelatedAuthor":"0","itemRelatedMedia":"0","itemRelatedImageGallery":"0","itemK2Plugins":"1"} [trash] => 0 [plugins] => [language] => * [_tbl:protected] => #__k2_categories [_tbl_key:protected] => id [_tbl_keys:protected] => Array ( [0] => id ) [_db:protected] => JDatabaseDriverMysql Object ( [name] => mysql [serverType] => mysql [connection:protected] => Resource id #2 [nameQuote:protected] => ` [nullDate:protected] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [_database:JDatabaseDriver:private] => lslwi_web [count:protected] => 40 [cursor:protected] => Resource id #50 [debug:protected] => [limit:protected] => 1 [log:protected] => Array ( ) [timings:protected] => Array ( ) [callStacks:protected] => Array ( ) [offset:protected] => 0 [options:protected] => Array ( [driver] => mysql [host] => localhost [user] => lslwi [password] => ds5h3&1s [database] => lslwi_web [prefix] => r3sbg_ [select] => 1 [port] => [socket] => ) [sql:protected] => SELECT * FROM #__k2_items WHERE id != 119 AND catid=2 AND ordering < 44 AND published=1 AND ( publish_up = '0000-00-00 00:00:00' OR publish_up <= '2017-11-18 06:39:34' ) AND ( publish_down = '0000-00-00 00:00:00' OR publish_down >= '2017-11-18 06:39:34' ) AND access IN(1,1,5) AND trash=0 AND language IN ('en-GB','*') ORDER BY ordering DESC [tablePrefix:protected] => r3sbg_ [utf:protected] => 1 [utf8mb4:protected] => [errorNum:protected] => 0 [errorMsg:protected] => [transactionDepth:protected] => 0 [disconnectHandlers:protected] => Array ( ) ) [_trackAssets:protected] => [_rules:protected] => [_locked:protected] => [_autoincrement:protected] => 1 [_observers:protected] => JObserverUpdater Object ( [observers:protected] => Array ( ) [doCallObservers:protected] => 1 ) [_columnAlias:protected] => Array ( ) [_jsonEncode:protected] => Array ( ) [_errors:protected] => Array ( ) [link] => /news/itemlist/category/2-english ) [link] => /news/item/119-lsl-world-initiative-can-help-turn-the-lights-on-in-africa [printLink] => /news/item/119-lsl-world-initiative-can-help-turn-the-lights-on-in-africa?tmpl=component&print=1 [tags] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 80 [name] => energy [published] => 1 [link] => /news/itemlist/tag/energy ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 60 [name] => Africa [published] => 1 [link] => /news/itemlist/tag/Africa ) ) [imageXSmall] => /media/k2/items/cache/47e29f9fe96a1771642fb05ac8a8fd00_XS.jpg [imageSmall] => /media/k2/items/cache/47e29f9fe96a1771642fb05ac8a8fd00_S.jpg [imageMedium] => /media/k2/items/cache/47e29f9fe96a1771642fb05ac8a8fd00_M.jpg [imageLarge] => /media/k2/items/cache/47e29f9fe96a1771642fb05ac8a8fd00_L.jpg [imageXLarge] => /media/k2/items/cache/47e29f9fe96a1771642fb05ac8a8fd00_XL.jpg [imageGeneric] => /media/k2/items/cache/47e29f9fe96a1771642fb05ac8a8fd00_Generic.jpg [attachments] => Array ( ) [votingPercentage] => 0 [numOfvotes] => (0 votes) [cleanTitle] => Turning the lights on in Africa [author] => Joomla\CMS\User\User Object ( [isRoot:protected] => [id] => 797 [name] => Super User [username] => lsl_admin [email] => info@lslwi.com [password] => $2y$10$7qTvgXsRhLayE5FaXHj7i.yMkQqvcdrhgwqyM9JFyZX7NcNfMatey [password_clear] => [block] => 0 [sendEmail] => 1 [registerDate] => 2015-07-24 06:11:40 [lastvisitDate] => 2017-10-04 13:44:35 [activation] => 0 [params] => {"admin_style":"","admin_language":"","language":"","editor":"","helpsite":"","timezone":""} [groups] => Array ( [8] => 8 ) [guest] => 0 [lastResetTime] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [resetCount] => 0 [requireReset] => 0 [_params:protected] => Joomla\Registry\Registry Object ( [data:protected] => stdClass Object ( [admin_style] => [admin_language] => [language] => [editor] => [helpsite] => [timezone] => ) [initialized:protected] => 1 [separator] => . ) [_authGroups:protected] => [_authLevels:protected] => [_authActions:protected] => [_errorMsg:protected] => [userHelper:protected] => Joomla\CMS\User\UserWrapper Object ( ) [_errors:protected] => Array ( ) [otpKey] => [otep] => [link] => /news/itemlist/user/797-superuser [profile] => stdClass Object ( [id] => 1 [gender] => m [description] => [image] => [url] => [group] => 1 [plugins] => ) [avatar] => https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/5d268a21cdef1fb340673a0413562c4a?s=100&default=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lslwi.com%2Fcomponents%2Fcom_k2%2Fimages%2Fplaceholder%2Fuser.png ) [numOfComments] => 0 [videoType] => allvideos [text] =>

Africa is a bright and colourful continent and a hub of social development. However, according to the African Development Bank’s Annual Report of 2015, over 645 million people in Africa do not have access to electricity.

{K2Splitter}

Africa is a bright and colourful continent and a hub of social development. However, according to the African Development Bank’s Annual Report of 2015, over 645 million people in Africa do not have access to electricity.

 

Now there is a New Deal for Energy for Africa—a partnership-driven effort with the aspirational goal of achieving universal access to energy in Africa by 2025. To achieve this goal, the African Development Bank is working with governments, the private sector and bilateral and multilateral energy sector initiatives to develop a Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa—a platform for public-private partnerships for innovative financing in Africa’s energy sector. 

 

This partnership focuses on 5 key principles:

- raising aspirations to solve Africa’s energy challenges
- establishing the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa
- mobilising domestic and international capital for innovative financing in Africa’s energy sector
- supporting African governments in strengthening energy policy regulation and sector governance
- increasing the African Development Bank’s investments in energy and climate financing.

 

One secure and sustainable way of utilising Innovative Financing for Development (IFD) to determine new sources of revenue and manage, leverage and protect these revenues is through the assistance of the global IFD specialist LSL World Initiative and its technological partners. Founded by Laurent Lamothe, former Prime Minister of Haiti, LSL has a solid track record of partnering with governments to set up and operate national strategic development initiatives tailored to the local context and in line with national development priorities.  These initiatives operate with revenues generated by a comprehensive suite of micro-levies or micro-contributions in key globalised sectors offering the best opportunities in terms of volumes and growth potential, such as mobile telecommunications, financial transactions, airline tickets, etc. 

 

There are a whole range of potential revenue-creating opportunities that could be explored. In fact, micro-contributions on telecommunications and money transfers into Haiti from the millions of Haitians living abroad enabled the funding of a comprehensive free education programme for Haiti’s needy children—about 1.4 million children now attend school free of charge and the elementary school attendance rate has risen from 55% to 90%.

 

Each country is unique in its needs, but almost all emerging and African countries have an increasing demand to finance socio-economic projects in the fields of health, education, water supply, infrastructure, electricity and security. Revenues from IFD mechanisms could be ploughed into supporting emerging and African governments to provide access to electricity in their countries. 

 

In the words of Laurent Lamothe: “The money is there—it just has to be unlocked from the diaspora’s financial flows, like remittances.”  The monies come from abroad—there is little impact on local user and service providers. A great number of untapped resources can be mobilised in this way.  Harmless and microscopic contributions on enormous volumes of transactions create significant amounts of revenue in the sectors that benefit the most from globalisation.  In this way, a micro-contribution could make a mega difference in lighting up Africa.  LSL can make it happen in a secure, sustainable and effective way.

 

[jcfields] => Array ( ) [event] => stdClass Object ( [BeforeDisplay] => [AfterDisplay] => [AfterDisplayTitle] => [BeforeDisplayContent] => [AfterDisplayContent] => [K2BeforeDisplay] => [K2AfterDisplay] => [K2AfterDisplayTitle] => [K2BeforeDisplayContent] => [K2AfterDisplayContent] => [K2UserDisplay] => [K2CommentsCounter] => [K2CommentsBlock] => ) [image] => /media/k2/items/cache/47e29f9fe96a1771642fb05ac8a8fd00_L.jpg [imageWidth] => 600 [comments] => Array ( ) [nextLink] => /news/item/121-south-africa-can-learn-from-haiti-s-transformation [nextTitle] => South Africa should learn from Haiti's transformation [nextImageXSmall] => /media/k2/items/cache/474f4cdd4383ff91fd1d98bcb039d93b_XS.jpg?t=1472821398 [nextImageSmall] => /media/k2/items/cache/474f4cdd4383ff91fd1d98bcb039d93b_S.jpg?t=1472821398 [nextImageMedium] => /media/k2/items/cache/474f4cdd4383ff91fd1d98bcb039d93b_M.jpg?t=1472821398 [nextImageLarge] => /media/k2/items/cache/474f4cdd4383ff91fd1d98bcb039d93b_L.jpg?t=1472821398 [nextImageXLarge] => /media/k2/items/cache/474f4cdd4383ff91fd1d98bcb039d93b_XL.jpg?t=1472821398 [nextImageGeneric] => /media/k2/items/cache/474f4cdd4383ff91fd1d98bcb039d93b_Generic.jpg?t=1472821398 [previousLink] => /news/item/117-can-free-education-in-south-africa-be-achieved [previousTitle] => Can Free Education in South Africa Be Achieved? [previousImageXSmall] => /media/k2/items/cache/39a27618f1dc54b80987c6706135e6b7_XS.jpg?t=1472821398 [previousImageSmall] => /media/k2/items/cache/39a27618f1dc54b80987c6706135e6b7_S.jpg?t=1472821398 [previousImageMedium] => /media/k2/items/cache/39a27618f1dc54b80987c6706135e6b7_M.jpg?t=1472821398 [previousImageLarge] => /media/k2/items/cache/39a27618f1dc54b80987c6706135e6b7_L.jpg?t=1472821398 [previousImageXLarge] => /media/k2/items/cache/39a27618f1dc54b80987c6706135e6b7_XL.jpg?t=1472821398 [previousImageGeneric] => /media/k2/items/cache/39a27618f1dc54b80987c6706135e6b7_Generic.jpg?t=1472821398 [absoluteURL] => http://www.lslwi.com/news/item/119-lsl-world-initiative-can-help-turn-the-lights-on-in-africa [emailLink] => /component/mailto/?tmpl=component&template=aaika&link=a7036164bd027f55ce83e41f68bb386c2cdacede [twitterURL] => http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=Turning+the+lights+on+in+Africa&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lslwi.com%2Fnews%2Fitem%2F119-lsl-world-initiative-can-help-turn-the-lights-on-in-africa [socialLink] => http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lslwi.com%2Fnews%2Fitem%2F119-lsl-world-initiative-can-help-turn-the-lights-on-in-africa [langTagForFB] => en_GB [langTagForTW] => en-gb [langTagForGP] => en-GB )

Africa is a bright and colourful continent and a hub of social development. However, according to the African Development Bank’s Annual Report of 2015, over 645 million people in Africa do not have access to electricity.

 

Now there is a New Deal for Energy for Africa—a partnership-driven effort with the aspirational goal of achieving universal access to energy in Africa by 2025. To achieve this goal, the African Development Bank is working with governments, the private sector and bilateral and multilateral energy sector initiatives to develop a Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa—a platform for public-private partnerships for innovative financing in Africa’s energy sector. 

 

This partnership focuses on 5 key principles:

- raising aspirations to solve Africa’s energy challenges
- establishing the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa
- mobilising domestic and international capital for innovative financing in Africa’s energy sector
- supporting African governments in strengthening energy policy regulation and sector governance
- increasing the African Development Bank’s investments in energy and climate financing.

 

One secure and sustainable way of utilising Innovative Financing for Development (IFD) to determine new sources of revenue and manage, leverage and protect these revenues is through the assistance of the global IFD specialist LSL World Initiative and its technological partners. Founded by Laurent Lamothe, former Prime Minister of Haiti, LSL has a solid track record of partnering with governments to set up and operate national strategic development initiatives tailored to the local context and in line with national development priorities.  These initiatives operate with revenues generated by a comprehensive suite of micro-levies or micro-contributions in key globalised sectors offering the best opportunities in terms of volumes and growth potential, such as mobile telecommunications, financial transactions, airline tickets, etc. 

 

There are a whole range of potential revenue-creating opportunities that could be explored. In fact, micro-contributions on telecommunications and money transfers into Haiti from the millions of Haitians living abroad enabled the funding of a comprehensive free education programme for Haiti’s needy children—about 1.4 million children now attend school free of charge and the elementary school attendance rate has risen from 55% to 90%.

 

Each country is unique in its needs, but almost all emerging and African countries have an increasing demand to finance socio-economic projects in the fields of health, education, water supply, infrastructure, electricity and security. Revenues from IFD mechanisms could be ploughed into supporting emerging and African governments to provide access to electricity in their countries. 

 

In the words of Laurent Lamothe: “The money is there—it just has to be unlocked from the diaspora’s financial flows, like remittances.”  The monies come from abroad—there is little impact on local user and service providers. A great number of untapped resources can be mobilised in this way.  Harmless and microscopic contributions on enormous volumes of transactions create significant amounts of revenue in the sectors that benefit the most from globalisation.  In this way, a micro-contribution could make a mega difference in lighting up Africa.  LSL can make it happen in a secure, sustainable and effective way.

 

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.