Tools and Resources – May 2017


The OpenAccess Energy Blueprint

The OpenAccess Energy Blueprint, developed by Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI), is a clear and accessible pathway to create and support an ecosystem in which a dynamic energy access sector can thrive.

The result of a multinational, multidisciplinary and multigenerational collaboration between energy sector actors including representatives from AE4H, Ashesi University, CLASP, d.light, four Canadian First Nations, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Practical Action, Power For All, University of Waterloo and more, the OpenAccess Energy Blueprint features:

  • insight into proactive governance, creating a fair marketplace, empowering people, and effective entrepreneurship for energy access;
  • Solutions Spotlights featuring innovative technologies, business and finance models;
  • a special feature section on energy access in Canada’s remote Indigenous communities;
  • a commitment to establishing and nurturing partnerships on the road to establishing energy access.


Atlas of Africa Energy Resources

The Atlas of Africa Energy Resources, developed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), provides visual information on the challenges and opportunities to providing Africa’s population with access to reliable, affordable and modern energy services. Through maps, charts and images, the Atlas combines scientifically reliable data sources to provide a complete view of Africa’s energy needs, resources and opportunities. View the materials here.

ECOWAS Map Viewer: New Version Launched

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has released a new version of the map viewer. It is an open data platform for managing and sharing renewable energy and energy efficiency information on ECOWAS Member States. New data sets display solar and wind power potential maps, energy access maps for non-electrified communities in West Africa, and hydro power resource potential of all river basins across the region.