ENHANCED WATER SECURITY AND ENERGY ACCESS: KEY INVESTMENTS FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
TF10: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, WATER, AND FOOD SYSTEMS
Abstract
In Sub-Saharan Africa, urgently needed investments in energy can unlock access to water resources and increase food security; however, to achieve clean energy access and associated water and food security sustainably and equitably requires
  • Developing an understanding of accessible water resources and optimal rural energy system sizing
  • Strengthen the enabling policy and finance environment for renewable energy systems
  • Growing investment in rural renewable energy systems that support productive uses
  • Ensuring that energy, water and food policies are gender-sensitive
  • Overcoming siloed thinking around managing across water uses and between energy and water
Authors
Cluadia Ringler
International Food Policy Research Institute and CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems
Gabriel Collins
Rice University

Bridget Scanlon
University of Texas
Lama Yaseen
KAPSARC

Abdulaziz M. Alqarawy
King Abdulaziz University
Paul Orengoh
African Ministers’ Council on Water