The initiative on improving livelihoods and human capital aims at stimulating electricity demand, mainly for productive use and electricity connection of public facilities. Global electrification efforts create opportunities for sustainability and enhanced impact of energy provision.
Moreover, the Covid19 pandemic/post-pandemic context calls for rapid action to deploy vaccines through safe, effective, and sustainable cold chains, restore livelihoods, stimulate economic growth, income generation and job creation, strengthen public institutions and the resilience of the communities. Recent innovations in renewable energy, battery storage, remote monitoring/PAYG, data, etc. can be leveraged to provide targeted services to small-holder farmers and other rural SMEs, to support appliance ownership and to sustainably electrify public institutions through public and private partnership models.