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Powering Africa: The on-grid challenge

Second in a series looking at OPIC’s work supporting President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative See also: Powering Africa: The off-grid challenge President Obama’s Power Africa initiative has increased awareness of the challenge of... Read more...

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One Big Continent, One Big Summit, Three Big Lessons

During the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in August, Littlefield met with many African heads of state, including Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo.   By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO This blog post originally... Read more...

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Powering Africa: The off-grid challenge

Ballinger (third from left) at the site of a solar project being developed in Rwanda.   President Obama’s Power Africa initiative harnesses the power of private sector investment to help the more than 600 million people in Sub-... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton recognizes OPIC’s role in addressing energy poverty and highlighting opportunities for American businesses

Hillary Clinton told the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas on September 4 that OPIC was playing a critical role in bringing more energy to the developing world. “I’m delighted that (OPIC President and CEO) Elizabeth... Read more...

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The world needs more power

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a United Nations (U.N.) commemoration to “celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.” This year, the UN’s theme is “The World Needs More…” As anyone who works in global development... Read more...

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Featured photo: Underscoring the opportunity of private investment in Africa

  Elizabeth Littlefield (center), President and CEO of OPIC, signs a memorandum of understanding with Thomas McCaffery (left), Wells Fargo’s Executive Vice President, and Mohamed El Kettani (right), Chairman and CEO of Morocco’s... Read more...

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Highlights from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

“What some say is a problem is actually a massive investment opportunity,” Nigeria’s Minister of Power Chinedu Nebo stressed at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit last week, discussing the widespread lack of energy access across the continent... Read more...

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Seeking to build on momentum of recent days, OPIC hosts high-speed networking event for African businesses

In an effort to build on the momentum of recent days that saw billions of new investment committed to Africa, OPIC on Wednesday hosted multiple American and African businesses, as well as representatives from other U.S. Government Agencies for... Read more...

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“Energy prosperity can replace energy poverty:” NPR highlights Power Africa and OPIC’s latest commitment

  National Public Radio featured the African Leaders Summit and President Obama’s Power Africainitiative this week in a story that highlighted OPIC’s latest Power Africa project, its $50 million commitment to the 450-megawatt... Read more...

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“The continent of greatest opportunity this century”

OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield spoke Aug. 3 at a reception co-hosted by OPIC and the Millennium Challenge Corporation to kick off the Africa Leaders Summit. Littlefield described the significant growth Africa has seen... Read more...

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