We are going Virtual!

Join us on 25-28th August 2020

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IEEE Smart Village provides competitive scholarships to support aspiring Energy Entrepreneurs’ virtual attendance to the conference. Learn more.
“Meet the Entrepreneurs” video competition – Multiple $500 awards available for videos introducing your off-grid community-transforming project or proposal. Open to and judged by IEEE Smart Village registered delegates to the PowerAfrica conference. Learn more


Call for Reviewers

Grab this opportunity to be a Paper Reviewer?

Are you be willing to volunteer your time and expertise as a paper reviewer to make PowerAfrica 2020 a success? We urgently need additional reviewers.

Please get more information at the Call for Reviewers page.


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What is PowerAfrica Conference?

Join IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), Industrial Applications Society (IAS) and IEEE Kenya Section for the 7th Annual Power Africa Conference on “Sustainable and Smart Energy Revolutions for Powering Africa” to be held virtually. Read More About It


After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant governmental and health authorities, we are pivoting from an in-person event and adopting a fully virtual format.  The dates and schedule for the meeting are unchanged, namely 25-28 August 2020, but all activities will take place on-line.
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Important Dates

Virtual Conference Date   August 25-28, 2020
Extended Paper Submission Deadline   20th June, 2020
Notification of Acceptance (only for papers submitted by April 17) June 9, 2020
Camera-Ready Paper (only for papers submitted by April 17) June 23, 2020
Notification of Acceptance (only for papers submitted after April 17) July 18, 2020
Camera-Ready Paper (only for papers submitted after April 17) July 30, 2020
Author Registration Deadline   August 7, 2020


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IEEE Smart Village

The global community of Smart Village developers will gather virtually to share lessons learned, discover new technologies, solve challenges, and network with their like-minded “Energy Entrepreneurs.” Learn more about IEEE Smart Village at PowerAfrica 2020.
IEEE Smart Village supports talented individuals and organizations in alignment with the program’s three-pillars of off-grid community electrification, education and enterprise development. A limited number of scholarships are available to assist virtual attendance to the PowerAfrica 2020 conference. Learn more about how you can earn a support award.
NEW “Meet the Entrepreneurs” video competition – US$500 Award in multiple categories. Whether you are an “Old Friend” with a history of support from Smart Village, or what we call a “New Talents” knocking on our door for the first time aspiring for our support, we encourage you to participate in this video competition. Share with us your current project, or a proposed deployment. Award details and how to submit.

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