07/09/2013 10:39 am ET

4 Ways To Help The 'Power Africa Initiative' Bring Electricity To Millions Living In Poverty


President Obama recently announced his Power Africa initiative –- a bold effort to scale up electricity access and address energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. But what exactly is it, what is it missing and how can you help support the initiative’s goals?

As part of a recent blog series, ONE has highlighted how a lack of modern energy access traps millions in extreme poverty unable to fulfill their potential. Power Africa is an initiative announced by President Obama last Sunday to address this huge inequality. The initiative’s overarching aim is to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by responsibly building on Africa’s power potential in gas and oil as well as the continent’s huge potential to develop clean energy.