Izael Da Silva

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation, Strathmore University - Nairobi

What opportunities do you see in the deployment of renewable energy  and sustainable development in Eastern Africa?   Africa is currently the land of opportunity for renewable energy and sustainable development as it is starving for energy and has an abundance of resources such as geothermal wells, good wind regime, solar radiation which is constant almost […]


Roberto Ridolfi

Director for Sustainable Growth and Development at DG Development and Cooperation

What role does energy access play for sustainable development in Africa?  Everybody knows that energy access is a powerful lever of growth and competitiveness. The rapid expansion of energy access is therefore the best investment that African leaders can make for the future of their countries and their people. The investments that are required are huge, […]

RES4MED - Roberto Vigotti

Roberto Vigotti

Secretary General RES4Africa

RES4Africa: a new strategic project 1. Why a new project for Africa Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa – RES4Africa – is a leading platform for public-private dialogue in the Sub-Saharan energy context. A network of key international energy stakeholders – utilities, industries, agencies, technical service providers and top academia – engaged in promoting clean tech […]

EGP - Francesco Venturini

Francesco Venturini

CEO Enel Green Power and RES4Africa President

Enel Green Power, a world leader in power generation from renewable sources, extended its activity to Africa with its first photovoltaic plant in Upington, South Africa, in 2014. Since then, other projects and activities followed suit there and in other part of the Continent. We have discussed the latest developments with Francesco Venturini, CEO and […]