Who we are ...

When it comes to climate change, Africa is most affected and yet least responsible. Sadly, it’s also the least informed and least engaged about the crisis despite significant first-hand experience of its devastating impacts. On the other hand, Africa is blessed with abundant renewable energy making it well placed to demonstrate the potential of clean energy growth, prosperity and people centred development. Power Shift Africa is a think tank providing cutting-edge analysis, solution-focused policy ideas, and up-to-the-minute media engagement from an African perspective, both within the continent and internationally.

PSA’s mission is to mobilise climate action in Africa, amplify African voices through increased visibility in media and public communications, and leveraging this voice internationally. As part of our work, PSA is helping to build dedicated platforms of African civil society organisations, technical experts and high level leadership that will engage collectively to ensure a transformative, Africa-led efforts to accelerate and scale-up the harnessing of the continent’s huge renewable energy potential. We seek to promote and support Africa to meet its short and long-term targets to achieve the 1.5C target through a just transition to 100% renewable energy. 

Who we are

Power Shift Africa's founding director, Mohamed Adow, has unique experience working on energy and climate change policy and advocacy in Africa. An expert with vast experience advising

governments on their Paris Climate Agreement pledges, he's also an advisor to the Climate Vulnerable Forum and a former Board Chair of Climate Action Network International. 

Our Mission

Our Mission

To mobilize climate action in Africa, amplify African voices through increased visibility in media and public communications, and leverage the voice internationally.

Our Vision

Our Vision

We envision a green and prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development. As a Pan-African think tank, we aspire to take bold actions to empower goverments, businesses, groups and communities in Africa by providing innovative ideas and options for accelerated low emissions and climate resilient development.

Our goals

Our goals

Our renowned coaching programs will allow you to:

  •  Provide information and support to strengthen African calls for increasing climate ambition.
  •  Strengthen engagement by African officials and civil society organisations on climate and sustainable energy issues in key strategic countries and institutions.
  •  Establish a strong network of African media professionals to increase engagement and amplify climate change and energy advocacy at the national, continental, and global levels
  •  Strengthen African voices to enable a paradigm shift where renewable energy is viewed as a systemic source of poverty alleviation across Africa, and the necessary step towards sustainable development.
  • Provide content for advocacy and campaigning, share news, and promote events amplifying the work of African groups to enhance climate ambition to shift investments away from fossil fuels and increase support for the implementation of national plans to set out in the Paris Agreement.
  • Develop and communicate climate change and energy policy and advocacy ideas suitable for an African audience.




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