American Security Project Speech by Dr. Ryan Shelby
The nexus of electricity, development, and security is significant, yet its nuances are too often overlooked. This half-day event will bring together development and energy experts, government officials, and policy makers to better establish the important linkages between power, security, and development, share successful implementation strategies and consider how these successes can be replicated in diverse contexts.
This panel will examine electricity as a foundation for sustainable development and security with a specific focus on the distinct needs of rural versus urban communities.
Panelists discuss the potential impact of reliable electricity supply on local and national security, education, women’s economic empowerment, and agriculture. Focus also included the problems generated by lack of access to affordable electricity and how communities are currently affected.
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