Efficiency for Access webinar


How can energy access programmes address the needs of people with disabilities?


27 May 2021


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM SAST

The UN estimates that 80% of the world’s disabled populations live in developing countries and are disproportionately represented in low-income rural households. Stakeholders involved in off- and weak-grid appliance and energy access service sectors in developing countries can play an important role in enabling equal rights and independent living for people with disabilities.

Join Efficiency for Access for a one-hour webinar that explores how the energy access sector can address the needs of people with disabilities. The webinar will explore insights from Efficiency for Access’ recent report ‘How can energy access programmes address the needs of people with disabilities?’, best practices for appliance manufacturers and ICT, and implications for aid agencies and foundations.


Mansoor Ahmad MBE, Team Lead Africa Agri-business Impact Investment & Regional Food Trade, Lead, Disability Inclusive Infrastructure workstream, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office


  • Richa Goyal, Senior Insight Manager, Energy Saving Trust, and Research co-lead, Efficiency for Access
  • Howard Weinstein, Founder, SolarEar
  • Dr Clara Aranda-Jan, Insights Manager, Mobile for Development, GSMA

Register for the event here.