ESI Africa: Fireside chat with Nicola Lazenby

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
ESI Africa Agenda
Fireside Chat


According to the newest data, sub-Saharan Africa will be where the UN goal of universal energy access by 2030 (SDG7) either fails or succeeds.

To understand why innovation is a key part of the solution, ESI Africa’s partner association, Power for All, spoke with Nicola Lazenby, who leads the Energy Catalyst Programme at Innovate UK, which aims to accelerate energy access innovation.

Energy Catalyst Round 8 makes available up to £20 million to support businesses to develop highly innovative, sustainable energy technologies and business models, which are accelerating the clean energy transition in developing and emerging economies.


William Brent, Chief Campaign Officer, Power for All


Nicola Lazenby, Programme Director, Energy Catalyst