Initiatives to increase electricity access through solar energy for Mali

In 2020, Mali adopted the African Development Bank’s Desert to Power National Roadmap.The roadmap quantifies its country-level targets, identifies priority actions required to achieve the targets and singles out an initial set of priority activities.

The key targets include additional solar capacity of 399MW by 2025 and 977MW by 2030. The Roadmap spans 11 African countries. For Mali, the AfDB said the project is expected to connect at least 20,000 households to electricity.