Foreign Policy Playlist


AF: Powering Change

This episode of Africa Forward highlights how Africans are finding new ways to fund energy projects and how this is creating transformational change on the continent. The episode begins with a story from the reporter Laura Rosbrow-Telem looking at the financing and construction of the Benban Solar Park in Egypt.

Later, co-host Carol Pineau leads a conversation on creating the best energy mix and how to properly fund large-scale projects. Her guests include:

Vera Songwe, the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Hafez El-Salmawy, a professor of energy engineering at Zagazig University in Egypt

Ernest Moniz, a former U.S. Energy Secretary

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