Charles Feinstein, Director, Energy & Extractives Global Practice, Global Practice Vice-Presidency, The World Bank, USA speaks to John Maytham on the line from Washington about African Utility Week.
The conference will take place 17 -19 May at the CTICC.
African Utility Week is expected to gather some 6000 power and water professionals from local and African municipalities, utilities, other stakeholders and solution providers from around the globe.
Feinstein is chairing the keynote session on 18 May titled 'Operationalising the energy-water nexus: Managing risk and resilience to climate change.'
We're making progress, but we have to run fast just to stand still. There's about 1.1 billion people in the world who have no form of modern energy, specifically electricity.— Charles Feinstein, Director, Energy & Extractives Global Practice, Global Practice Vice-Presidency, The World Bank, USA
In addition, says Feinstein, at least another 200 million people have such poor service that in effect they really do not have electricity access either.
Listen to the interview here: