- Kofi Annan: Africa's energy needs are both huge and urgent
- Government and non-government organizations must work together to electrify the continent using on-grid, off-grid and mini-grid networks, he says
Kofi Annan is Chair of the Africa Progress Panel. He served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)In Côte d'Ivoire, children carry backpacks to school with built-in solar panels. When they get home, they plug the panels into lamps so they can do their homework.