UK Secretary of State for International Development, Alok Sharma, has visited an off-grid Kenyan household enjoying off-grid solar power designed by UK based Azuri Technologies.
Mr Sharma has pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future, so the continent can continue to thrive and reach its economic potential. Furthermore, he will be setting up a UK Centre for Cities and Infrastructure, which will turbo-charge investment in fast-growing cities across the developing world.
The Centre will provide British expertise to African governments and city authorities to improve the way cities are planned, built and run, including making them more environmentally-friendly. It will focus on improvements to infrastructure, including water and energy networks.
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