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Tutu Fellow in visit to White House

Tutu Fellow in visit to White House

A 2016 Tutu Fellow, Success Masra, recently was invited to the White House as part of a group of young leaders. It followed the launch of a compilation book on Nelson Mandela for which he was the lead author.  The book, originally published in French, is titled Les Héritiers de Madiba (The Rainbow Heirs of Madiba).  From there, Masra went on to Paris to defend his PhD on the role of development financial institutions in promoting renewable energy. 

The thesis, which capped 5 years of research, is titled "Africa: Facing the challenges of the post-oil economy."  It tackles the subject of how Africa is likely to be able to reach the goal it set at COP 21 of reaching 300GW of renewable energy by 2030.  It looks at how the AfDB can assist the continent in reaching its goal by looking at projects with which it was involved between 2010 and 2015. The topic is one that is close to his heart as Masra was closely involved in the Moroccan Ouarzazate Solar Project, currently the biggest CSP solar project in the world. He's now part of the Presidential Task Force which has the goal of delivering universal access to electricity in Africa by 2025 with a focus on renewables.

 

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