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First Mondays: January Policy Salon

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Topic: Sub-Saharan Africa – Past Successes and Potential for 2016 with the Solar Energy Revolution, Tech-Enabled Development, and Sustainable Tourism

Suggested readings:

1) Africa's Quiet Solar Revolution
A new generation of startups is bringing sun power to rural Africa and transcending the fossil fuel era.

2) Leapfrogging Infrastructure Development in Africa? 
How digital innovation enables African industries to leapfrog formal infrastructure investment.

3) Oil Exploration Threatens Africa's Billion Dollar World Heritage Site
Africa's oldest national park could be worth US$1.1 Billion per year if developed sustainably rather than being given over to potentially damaging oil extraction.