"I envision a world where access to clean energy is a right for all. Currently, we are trying to promote access to electricity in remote communities in developing countries through solar energy, but the technology is still expensive to scale to low-income households. So there is the need for global support from developed nations to lower investment costs of renewable energy sources to make it accessible by low-income households in developing countries. This will be a win-win situation for all of us in a carbon constrained world under an increasing threat of climate change associated with the use of fossil fuels."
--- Fhazhil is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at the University of Pretoria. He was an Emerging Leader speaking on the panel "A Work Landscape in Flux for Young People" at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England last week, emphasizing the need for democratization of access to energy and investment in renewable energy sources. Visit the link in our bio to learn more about the aspirations and achievements of Scholars like Fhazhil.