RES4Med&Africa signes partnerships with UNECA and African Union

Partnerships include joint collaboration, UNECA’s joining as regional member and a training course with African Union

On the sidelines of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Renewable Industry Advisory Board (RIAB) Special Session “Africa’s Renewable Energy Transition: What Does It Take?”, organised by RES4Med&Africa and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and held at the Farnesina Palace on 24th October, RES4Med&Africa announced and signed two new important partnerships.

Antonio Cammisecra, President of RES4Med&Africa and CEO of Enel Green Power, and Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on joint initiatives, which include and are not limited to training programmes, thematic publications, seminars and so on. The MoU also represents the first step for UNECA’s joining of the RES4Med&Africa network as a regional member, a recently-introduced membership type.

Antonello Cammisecra and Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission, then announced their collaboration on the “Renewable Energy Capacity Building Program”, a regional training programme focused on renewable energy which will take place in 5 African countries. The letter of intent between RES4Med&Africa was signed the following day on the margins of the Italy-Africa Ministerial Conference.

The signing of these two partnerships with two of the most important political and strategic partners in Africa confirm the credibility that RES4Med&Africa has gained across the whole continent in its pursue of promoting a renewable energy transition in the continent.