Executive Director The Children's Investment Fund Foundation
One third of India’s population is does not have access to reliable electricity. Despite of the remarkable progress by the government of India, in bringing electrical power to the people over the last many decades, one in every three people in India do not have access to electricity. Non access to electricity gives rise to ‘energy poverty’ that also has a disproportionate negative impact on women. Since energy has an overarching bearing that permeates all aspects of human life, lack of access to energy, results in poor educational, health and livelihood outcomes in people’s life.
In this session speakers will discuss the impact of energy access on education, health, and livelihood sectors, how innovative technologies can be used to address the challenges, and why policy interventions are necessary to scale up the innovative technologies.
- Implications of energy access on the education, health, and livelihoods sectors and why there has to be a broader perspective both from demand and supply side.
- Current funding and investment landscape in India, where does the compass rest?
- Promising innovations and how they can address the demands of various sectors.
- Why it is important to push for policy intervention for clean energy?