I agree here - another example from Mozambique draws on this, Speaking to women in Northern Mozambique who had gained access to electricity through our Energy & Environment Partnership programme, the biggest impact they had seen through increased access to energy was actually better access to communication. They saw a distinct difference between those that had electricity - and as a result made use of radios, tv, mobile phones - and those that didn't, in both their outlook and new ideas they brought in.
Christopher Camponovo said:
There are so many ways that the energy gap impacts life - and business - in Africa, that it's almost the wrong question to ask. The better focus is on what development advancements could be made by increasing access to reliable, cost-effective power to Africans - or more a propos to this forum. How will closing the energy gap reduce poverty...?