These “Founding Partners” have combined resources to fund Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC).
The American people, through USAID, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years.
USAID’s support for PAEGC is coordinated by USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment.
Ann Mei Chang, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID, speaks about the transformative nature of unexpected ideas that come from partnerships between the public and private sectors.
Sida is an authority under the jurisdiction of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, focused on improving living conditions for developing nations around the world.
Swedish support for PAEGC is coordinated by Sida’s Unit for Global Economy and Environment.
His Excellency Bjӧrn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, describes how Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) addresses global challenges such as food security, climate change, and gender equality in exciting and innovative ways.
The BMZ develops the guidelines and the fundamental concepts on which German development policy is based. It devises long-term strategies for cooperation with the various players concerned and defines the rules for implementing that cooperation. These are the foundations for developing shared projects with partner countries and international development organisations. All efforts are informed by the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supports BMZ in implementing the German contribution to the Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge.
German support for PAEGC is coordinated by BMZ’s Special Initiative “One World – No Hunger.”
Dr. Philipp Ackermann, Minister & Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, speaks on the promotion of renewable energy through partnerships like Powering Agriculture, allowing entrepreneurs to develop market-based solutions tailor-made for their communities.
As one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, Duke Energy supplies services in a sustainable manner—affordable, reliable and clean.
Duke Energy’s support for PAEGC is coordinated by Duke’s Federal Government Affairs unit.
OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance and support for private equity investment funds.
OPIC’s support for PAEGC is coordinated by OPIC’s Agriculture and Project Finance unit.
John Morton of OPIC describes how the problems at the intersection of power and agriculture require more than a simple one-agency solution, and how the Powering Agriculture partners are bringing their best minds together to solve these problems and create the opportunity for seismic change.