About Us

When it comes to climate change, Africa is most affected and yet least responsible. Sadly, it’s also the least informed about the crisis despite significant first-hand experience of its devastating impacts. 

Power Shift Africa is a new think tank providing cutting edge analysis, solution-focused policy ideas, and up-to-the-minute media engagement from an African perspective, both within the continent and internationally. 

PSA’s mission is to mobilise climate action in Africa, amplify African voices through increased visibility in media and public communications, and leveraging this voice internationally. 

As part of our work, PSA is helping to build a dedicated group of African civil society organisations that will engage the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) to ensure it delivers the proposed 10GW of new and additional renewable energy generation capacity by 2020 and mobilise the African potential to generate at least 300GW by 2030.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, PSA was founded in2018 to drive public debate on climate and energy and amplify African climate voices. PSA does so through networking with the media to increase Africa’s engagement on climate and energy issues locally, regionally, and internationally.

Power Shift Africa’s founding director, Mohamed Adow, has unique experience working on energy and climate change policy and advocacy in Africa. An expert with vast experience advising governments on their Paris Climate Agreement pledges, he’s also an advisor to the Climate Vulnerable Forum and a former Board Chair of Climate Action Network International.

Our mission

To mobilize climate action in Africa, amplify African voices through increased visibility in media and public communications, and leverage this voice internationally. 

Our Goals

Our renowned coaching programs will allow you to:

  • Provide information and support to strengthen African calls for increasing climate ambition.
  • Strengthen engagement by African officials and civil society organisations on climate and sustainable energy issues in key strategic countries and institutions.
  • Establish a strong working network of African media professionals to increase engagement and amplify climate change and energy advocacy at the national, continental, and global level.
  • Strengthen African voices to enable a paradigm shift where renewable energy is viewed as a systemic source of poverty alleviation across Africa, and the necessary step towards sustainable development.
  • Provide content for advocacy and campaigning, share news, and promote events amplifying the work of African groups to enhance climate ambition to shift investments away from fossil fuels and increase support for the implementation of national plans as set out in the Paris Agreement.
  • Develop and communicate climate change and energy policy and advocacy ideas suitable for an African audience.

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