Malawi Energy Sector & Policy News

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Sydney’s Empower Projects works to bring affordable Energy to Malawi

One of the poorest nations in the world and among many other challenges it faces, Malawi also faces the issue of energy poverty. According to a World Bank report, only nine percent of Malawi’s 16 million population has access to grid-based electricity.

In the 21st century, a majority of households in Malawi rely on kerosene lamps and candles for light. The 2015 Economic report reveals that for those households that do have energy sources, approximately 16 percent of their annual income is used to pay for it.