Patrick Murphy Program Director, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development firstname.lastname@example.org ; http://ndigd.nd.edu. CE3:. Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship. Contents. Background Project Description Progress Plans. Contents. Background Project Description
1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, and an even larger number of people are under-electrified facing constant outages
Global Electrification Rates
0% - 30%
30% - 60%
60% - 80%
80% - 90%
90% - 96%
96% - 100%
Base of the pyramid consumers pay the highest relative cost for electricity and energy access, e.g. lighting typically accounts for 10 to 15% of total household income
Over 95% of people without electricity live in Sub-Saharan Africa or Developing Asia
Over the past four decades, the gap between energy supply and demand in Africa has widened
Thepoor spend $37 billion on poor-quality energy solutions to meet their lighting and cooking needs
Electricity access is a necessary component for growth
Global Human Development Index
85% of the variation in HDI can be correlated to per capita electricity consumption
A partnership between Accenture and Notre Dame in the development of an renewable-powered economic ecosystem in a box
ND expertise, and more than 7 years of BOSCO experience at 30+ sites in Uganda, delivering reliable affordable internet and ICT training to communities at the edge.
E: Renewable Energy
NDIGD, and College of Engineering renewable energy expertise plus industry partners solutions to provide a rugged, energy-efficient renewable microgrids
E: Education for Solar, ICT and Entrepreneurship
Schools, Universities and education NGO partners to develop and implement technical and user training to develop and grow local capacity.
E: Fostering Entrepreneurship
Leveraging Accenture’s global Skills to Succeed platform in partnership with Educate! to deliver entrepreneurial education, experiential learning and mentoring to fuel the potential of the Ugandan people to develop new businesses and improve their livelihoods
ICT helps restored communities develop partnerships and stay informed
Post-conflict cathartic healing and release through blogging, wikis and social media.
“[ICT] is the best gift anyone could offer to the youth of Sankuru. If you can break yourself into pieces for the Congo, do it for this cause” Fr. Albert Shuyaka
AcholiNun orders a well from an NGO using BOSCO Internet services
In order to scale, the energy cost model must be established and competitive with alternative energy providers
Each project location is built around an anchor tenant that agrees to use significant amount of the energy, and pay a specific rate comparable to on-grid electricity (UGX 2000/kWh ~ $0.80/kWh)
Recovering energy production costs allows for
Leveraging partnerships and Accenture’s platform in the development of an entrepreneurial curriculum
Accenture and ND are partnering with local NGOs that provide entrepreneurial education and will serve anchor tenants of energy
Accenture will leverage the global Skills to Succeed platform to improve partners’ entrepreneurship training and provide people with skills necessary for employment
Monitoring and impact evaluation will be completed by Notre Dame’s Initiative for Global Development team, with oversight by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP)
Energy System Evaluation
Number of people per site
30+ Enumerators, 2 M&E Experts, 3 counties, 1483 small and micro businesses in Northern Uganda
Baseline energy use statistics indicate existing demand for resilient and remote electricity. Can we decrease the cost and increase the availability?
Note 10% of people connected;
Enterprises more likely to need/afford power
Solar energy is currently being used by local entrepreneurs to power their businesses, and by CE3 ICT labs to develop the skills of more rising entrepreneurs.
Pabbo ICT Center
(Phone repair &
Sustainable electricity, environmentally and economically.
ICT efforts support the primary goal with local computer centers, internet connectivity and training to improve access to business resources
Still gathering data on seat usage, but as shown in energy monitoring system, the computer labs operate more than 12 hours per day.
Equip local entrepreneurs with the skills needed to initiate and improve new businesses
Funded as part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative Skills to Succeed which will equip 500,000 people globally by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.
Phase 1 Completion and Assessment:
Phase 2 (initiates in late 2014):
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