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