Nigeria’s Generator Addiction Is An Opportunity in Disguise (Johns Hopkins Emerge 85 Lab)
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and The Delma Institute have partnered to launch Emerge 85, a lab which aims to explore geo-economic trends in the Global South. I wrote this piece for the lab on generators in Nigeria.
Lagos’s reliance on generators is a foreshadowing of the challenges other large African cities such as Kinshasa and Luanda face as their populations swell despite underdeveloped infrastructure. But the emergence of new renewable energy players points to Nigeria's potential to become the world's most populous green country.