The Center for Energy Security and Diplomacy at The Institute of World Politics recently convened a meeting to discuss energy access and economic empowerment in Madagascar. The session welcomed a delegation from Madagascar, headed by Ms. Amielle Niriniavisoa Marceda, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Madagascar in Washington, D.C. Also participating were Ambassador Aldona Wos, President of IWP, Professor Sara Vakhshouri, Director of the Center, and a group of students.
The meeting focused on the critical issues of limited access to power and water in Madagascar. Discussion points highlighted that only 54.4% of the population has access to water, about 12% to basic sanitation, about a quarter to electricity, and less than 2% to clean cooking facilities. The meeting provided a forum to discuss these challenges and consider potential sustainable solutions to improve the living conditions in Madagascar and support the country’s development.