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Power for All Distributed Renewable Energy Job Report Sees Strong Post-Pandemic Growth

Decentralized renewables employment data shows its potential in helping achieve both United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 8.

Full Report–Powering Jobs Census 2022: The Energy Access Workforce.

  • The Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) sector is a major source of stable employment with an estimated 374,000 jobs across Africa and 80,000 in India.
  • Demand for skilled workers in the off-grid energy sector resumes upward trajectory after pandemic dip, and it is estimated will create up to half a million jobs by 2030 in Africa alone.
  • The DRE sector is upskilling as it matures. According to survey respondents 71 percent of the jobs in India are skilled, 56 percent in Nigeria, and 43 percent in Kenya. Ethiopia, with a relatively underdeveloped DRE sector, has 25 percent skilled workers.
  • Female representation in DRE jobs remains low due to cultural and social norms, preventing many women from entering and remaining in the DRE sector. However, the wage gap is smaller than national averages, with the exception of Ethiopia.

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Power for All, the global campaign to end energy poverty, today released its second Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) jobs report; supported by GET.invest, Good Energies Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation. The industry’s most comprehensive emerging markets employment census shows increased demand for DRE solutions is creating hundreds of thousands of formal and informal jobs. The sector is becoming a major employment engine, especially in remote rural areas in emerging and developing economies where poverty and unemployment levels are high.  In addition it is helping achieve universal electricity access while supporting the world’s transition to clean energy.

In order to realize the full social and economic benefits of DRE, the report calls for concerted efforts from all stakeholders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to ensure the necessary human capital is in place.

“With DRE recovering from the impact of the pandemic faster than the broader economy its promise is clear, however significant challenges remain,” said Kristina Skierka CEO, Power for All. “Energy regulations need to be overhauled to accommodate renewables and other energy innovations, foreign investment encouraged, and structural issues like access to foreign capital and licensing restrictions resolved in order to grow DRE jobs and realize the sector’s full potential.”

According to the report, the DRE sector is a significant contributor to job creation in energy poor countries with the potential to create direct employment for up to half a million people in Africa by 2030. The sector showed great resilience in the face of COVID-19 with jobs returning in 2021 and now surpassing pre-pandemic levels in most of the study countries.

DRE–which includes pico-solar, appliances, solar home systems (SHS), commercial and industrial (C&I) standalone systems, and mini-grids–has an important role to play in accelerating United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 (universal access to clean reliable and affordable energy) especially in remote rural communities, and efforts towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The sector has also been a source of ‘productive’ and ‘decent’ employment, especially in emerging economies where employment is a major focus of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 (inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all). The rapid recovery of jobs following the pandemic proves the sector’s resilience, indicating those jobs are likely immune to the worst recessionary pressures.

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Power for All’s “Powering Jobs Census 2022: The Energy Access Workforce” report provides a comprehensive overview of employment in the DRE sector, including skill levels, training opportunities, compensation, participation of women and youth, and job retention. It is based on a survey of more than 350 companies and focus groups across five countries: Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda. The survey collected employment and sales data from 2019 to 2021 as well as projections for 2022 – 2023. 

Highlights of the report include:

Mixed bag of blessings in job growth: From 2019 – 2021 the DRE sector created  more than 80,000 direct workers in India and 144,000 across Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda and Ethiopia.

  • Kenya’s estimated 50,000 jobs, greatly outnumber those of Kenya Power (KPLC), the nation’s utility-scale power provider, with its 7,000 workers1.
  • Nigeria’s estimated 50,000 jobs nearly matches the oil and gas sector, currently estimated at 65,000.
  • India saw a nearly 10 percent reduction in 2020 jobs due to the pandemic, though this was milder than in the overall renewable energy sector and other sectors.

Quick recovery of pandemic-related job losses: The pandemic, and other factors such as supply chain disruptions, conflict and foreign exchange (forex) shortages, contributed to the decline in direct employment in 2021.

  • Pandemic related job losses ranged from 1 percent in Kenya to 23 percent in Ethiopia in 2020.
  • Kenya, and Nigeria DRE employment saw a strong recovery reaching pre-pandemic levels in 2021.
  • The sector is predicted to create more than 224,000 jobs through 2023 in Nigeria, India and Kenya.
  • Structural challenges in Ethiopia and Uganda are expected to keep direct employment sluggish.

Persistent low participation of women: Women’s direct employment in the DRE sector recorded a slight improvement from the previous study, but still has a way to go to reach parity.  The share of female participation in the sector closely mirrors the labor force of each country; highlighting the untapped  ability of the DRE sector to help address female economic participation.

  • Women’s participation nearly doubled in Kenya and increased by 10 percent in Nigeria.
  • India saw a largely pandemic driven reduction of 9 percent.
  • On a brighter note, the gender wage gap is smaller than the national wage gap for all focus countries, with the exception of Ethiopia.

Closing the skills gaps: As the sector matures it will require an increasingly skilled workforce, training and reskilling will be critical in meeting this demand. 

  • Many DRE companies surveyed cited critical skills gaps that need to be addressed through upskilling including sales, installation, and after-sales services.
  • Companies and experts interviewed identified lack of financial resources and standardized curricula as additional challenges.
  • Ethiopia, as a relatively immature market with considerable structural challenges, has the lowest skilled workforce with almost 75% unskilled.

The growth and resilience exhibited by DRE in this report strengthens the case for increased support from government and development partners, to not only achieve the elusive universal energy access, but to tap into its job creation potential to accelerate rural development and poverty reduction efforts. As the world continues its transition from fossil fuels into renewable energy an increasingly skilled workforce will be critical.

In addition to this global report, individual country reports will be published to provide unique insights into the DRE job and skill trends in each focus country.  Visit Power for All to learn more.

About Power for All

Power for All is a global coalition campaigning to accelerate the end of energy poverty by scaling distributed renewable energy solutions. The campaign represents more than 300 business, finance, and civil society organizations focused on decentralized renewables, including household and business solar, mini-grids and productive use appliances.

Powering Jobs Census 2022: The Energy Access Workforce was made possible by GET.invest*, Good Energies Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Power for All, and its #PoweringJobs partners (AMDA, AFSIA, Ashden, CEEW, CLASP, CLEAN, Clean Technology Hub Nigeria, Ethio Resource Group, GOGLA, KEREA, Shortlist, UNREEEA).

Press Release July 15, 2019. Powering Jobs Census 2019: the Energy Access Workforce

*GET.invest is a European programme that mobilises investments in renewable energy, supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria.

1 Kenya Power and Lighting, About Kenya Power, Our Employees

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Messika High Jewelry Show: Strength, glamour and jewelry take over Paris Fashion Week

Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Nina Dobrev, Carla Bruni, Elsa Hosk, Derek Blasberg, Taylor Hill, Maya Diab, Enjy Kiwan etc. all gathered around Artistic Director Valérie Messika to celebrate her second runway show

PARIS, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — For the next installment of her High Jewelry collection “Beyond the light”, Valérie Messika presents 29 silhouettes adorned with diamond sets, each more magnetic than the next. A show filled with femininity, modernity and avant-garde designs, playing on volumes, light effects and unexpected styling.

Naomi Campbell, Taylor Hill, Alton Mason, Toni Garrn, Cindy Bruna…, so many well-known names who graced the catwalk, adorned with exceptional jewellery inspired by a futuristic take on ancient Egypt.

Sizeable breastplates, mouth jewelry, ethereal pieces that accompany movement, captivating multi-colours, transformable pieces… A show under the sign of an assumed ultra-luxury House, unexpectedly mixed with Adidas streetwear looks.

These bold pieces embody the emblematic codes of the House: to dare, to surprise and to excel.

Closing the show, the iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell was adorned with the masterpiece necklace from the “Akh-Ba-Ka” collection.  The exceptional diamonds in this necklace were cut from the same 110-carat rough stone and which alone has 2,550 diamonds, creating a total of 71.49 carats.

In the heart of Paris, in a raw and industrial setting, the mystical aura of ancient Egypt and the eternal brilliance of diamonds illuminated a glamorous front row wearing Messika: Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Nina Dobrev, Carla Bruni, Elsa Hosk, Derek Blasberg, Jasmine Tookes, Maya Diab, Enjy Kiwan and many others.

The friends of the Maison gathered together to celebrate this exceptional fashion show, with a DJ set by Diplo.

A unique High Jewelry evening that opens up an exciting new horizon for Messika.

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Hevo Data Recognized as "One to Watch" in Snowflake's Modern Marketing Data Stack Report

Hevo Data enables joint customers to build end-to-end solutions on Snowflake’s Data Cloud that accelerate data-driven decision making.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hevo Data, the intuitive data pipeline platform, today announced that it has been recognized as an Integration & Modeling ‘one to watch’ in the inaugural Modern Marketing Data Stack Report: Your Technology Guide to Unifying, Analyzing, and Activating the Data that Powers Amazing Customer Experiences executed and launched by Snowflake, the Data Cloud company.

Snowflake’s data-backed report identifies the best of breed solutions used by Snowflake customers to show how marketers can leverage the Snowflake Data Cloud with accompanying partner solutions to best identify, serve, and convert valuable prospects into loyal customers. By analyzing usage patterns from a pool of nearly 6,000 customers, Snowflake identified six technology categories that organizations consider when building their marketing data stacks. These categories include:

  • Analytics
  • Integration & Modeling
  • Identity & Enrichment
  • Activation & Measurement
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Science & Machine Learning

Focusing on those companies that are active members of the Snowflake Partner Network (or ones with a comparable agreement in place with Snowflake), as well as Snowflake Marketplace providers, the report explores each of these categories that comprise the Modern Marketing Data Stack, highlighting technology partners and their solutions as “leaders” or “ones to watch” within each category. The report also details how current Snowflake customers leverage a number of these partner technologies to enable data-driven marketing strategies and informed business decisions. Snowflake’s report provides a concrete overview of the partner solution providers and data providers marketers choose to create their data stacks.

“Hevo’s strong performance and innovative approach within Snowflake placed them within the ‘ones to watch’ category due to their demonstrated customer success,” said Denise Persson, Chief Marketing Officer at Snowflake. “We look forward to observing their continued momentum in empowering our joint customers, and collaborating on our journey to data-driven marketing.”

Hevo Data was identified in Snowflake’s report as a ‘one to watch’ in the Integration & Modeling category for the ease with which it enables modern marketing teams to achieve accurate, near-real time analytics by integrating and transforming raw data from all their data sources with low latency and zero maintenance.

“Being recognized as a company to watch in Snowflake’s Modern Marketing Data Stack report is a testament to the dedication Hevo demonstrates to our customers,” said Manish Jethani, co-founder and CEO of Hevo Data. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Snowflake to create innovative approaches that empower our customers to adopt a best-of-breed marketing data stack to advance their business and serve their customers.”

Click here to read The Modern Marketing Data Stack: Your Technology Guide to Unifying, Analyzing, and Activating the Data that Powers Amazing Customer ExperiencesAbout Hevo: Hevo is an intuitive data pipeline platform that modern data analytics teams across 40+ countries rely on to fuel timely analytics and data-driven decisions within their organizations. Hevo helps them reliably and effortlessly move and sync data from 150+ SaaS apps and other data sources to any cloud warehouse and turn it analytics-ready through intuitive models and workflows.

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Top MNCs lauded by Frost and Sullivan Institute for their Commitment to ESG with Enlightened Growth Leadership Awards 2022

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan Institute commends Best-in-Class Companies with Global Enlightened Growth Leadership Best Practices Recognition for 2022.  Representing around 1% of all global Organizations, the recipients of the Enlightened Growth Leadership Recognition are making noteworthy strides toward ‘Innovating to Zero’.

“Sustainability is a megatrend that many companies are adapting to by developing forward-thinking, socially responsible strategies. An emphasis on sustainability also paves way for opportunities in process and technology innovation,” said Aroop Zutshi, Director, Frost & Sullivan Institute.

Frost & Sullivan Institute follows its proprietary, 8-step, measurement-based methodology, combined with extensive research, in-depth analyses, and benchmarking, to shortlist deserving companies.  Our Global think tank does a comprehensive review of all perspectives on where and how companies enhance the future of the planet.  With performance indicators such as growth excellence, innovation to zero on key global priorities, customer value chain, and technology innovation forming the basis of the selection process, the winners represent the best of the best.

Frost & Sullivan Institute congratulates all recipients of the Enlightened Growth Leadership Best Practices Recognition. As we did last year, we will recognize and celebrate the 2022 recipients at our Virtual Awards Banquet in November.

Recipients:

MKS Instruments, Inc.

Moderna, Inc.

Modivcare Inc.

The Mosaic Company

MSCI Inc.

Mueller Industries, Inc.

Netflix, Inc.

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Newmont Corporation 

Northland Power Inc.

Novavax, Inc.

NRG Energy, Inc.

Nutanix, Inc.

Nutrien Ltd.

NVIDIA Corp.

Occidental

OGE Energy Corp.

Olympic Steel, Inc.

Omnicell, Inc.

OpenTex

Option Care Health

Ovintiv Inc.

Palo Alto Networks

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. 

Paycom Software, Inc.

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

PerkinElmer Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Pinterest, Inc. 

Pioneer Natural Resources

Poly

Primoris Services Corporatio

Parametric Technology Corporatio

Pure Storage

Quaker Houghton

Qualcomm Incorporated 

Qualtrics

QuidelOrtho Corporation

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. 

About Frost & Sullivan Institute

The Frost & Sullivan Institute (FSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing business practices to address global priorities. The genesis of the institute goes back to the vision of either creating, or becoming part of, a solution that addresses threats to humanity. The Institute has identified strategic imperatives for transformation and believes that we can truly accelerate innovation to zero. To learn more about FSI, visit www.frostandsullivaninstitute.org

About Frost & Sullivan

For six decades, Frost & Sullivan has been world-renowned for its role in helping investors, corporate leaders, and governments navigate economic changes and identify disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models, and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success. Contact us: Start the discussion.

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Prerna Mohan

Email: prerna.mohan@frost.com

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