Energy Access Project
Nearly 1 billion people lack basic electricity, and billions more lack access to the reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy systems that form the backbone of job creation, growth, and improved social well-being.
The Energy Access Project at Duke focuses on building knowledge and networks to inform key decision-making related to energy poverty. It brings world-class researchers to bear on the highest priority questions of the day and supports policy-makers, project developers, investors, civil society, and impacted communities in driving energy system development and transformation.
The piece addresses the importance of reliable electricity access for monitoring and treatment of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, in sub-Saharan Africa.
We aim to build capacity for cutting-edge gender research on energy access to better deliver on both SDG 5 & SDG 7.
The Energy Access Project at Duke University (EAP) provides funding to students that will spend their summer conducting internships or a faculty-led research project. Students should submit proposals for projects in summer 2020 related to energy access in low- and...