Joseph Nganga

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet

Managing Director

Joseph is an Executive Education programs graduate from the Harvard Business School with remarkable experience working in start-up environments as well as for large organizations in the Renewable Energy sector. He has a proven track record in business plan development, fund raising and execution. This has been gained in over 17 years’ experience in international trade and product distribution in developing markets and over 13 years’ experience in renewable energy product and business model innovation. Joseph is currently the Managing Director of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (Africa). He is an Acumen Fellow and sits on the Board of Carolina for Kibera.

Sessions With Joseph Nganga

Thursday, 10 March

  • 10:30am - 11:10am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 05:10 pm

    Bringing Electricity to Developing Countries

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory

    Energy is essential to prosperity, hence enabling widespread access to energy that is reliable, affordable, and sustainable is a primary goal for any developing country. The stakes could not be higher: today, a billion people live without access to modern energy, with devastating consequences for their health, livelihoods, and environment. Yet this problem is notoriously sticky, and efforts to advance solutions tend to progress slowly. Why is this the case, and what can be done differently to accelerate development? Will advances in energy technologies change the equation? How should development organizations support national and local governments and communities to enhance energy access, what are the challenges of such partnerships, and what are the best practices?