A Just Energy Transition in South Africa

Socio-economic needs and the positive impacts of a future low-carbon economy

The study A Just Energy Transition in South Africa, developed in collaboration with CSIR and ERM, assesses the changes necessary in employment and workers’ skills in line with the shift to renewables, as well as lessons learned from other countries transitioning away from coal. The first section of the study evaluates the number of jobs […]

The renewAfrica Initiative’s 10 Guiding Principles

This document tells the story of renewAfrica, its vision and how it aims to get there, through 10 Guiding Principles. The document is intended as a sequel to renewAfrica’s Presentation Card published in January 2020. The pages that follow are the result of the work of the members and contributors of renewAfrica Task Forces. They […]

Scaling up Africa’s renewable power

Africa needs electricity to fuel its socio-economic growth. There is already a consensus on the key role of renewable energy in providing a viable and sustainable solution to Africa’s electricity needs, but the pace of investments is still too slow. With only a decade left to achieve SDG 7, RE investments need to be massively […]

Connecting the dots. Why only 2% of global RE in Africa?

In the past ten years, only 2% of the renewable energy installed worldwide has Africa as its protagonist. The factors that led to this data are explained by the study Connecting the dots. Why only 2% of global RE in Africa?, developed by RES4Africa Foundation in collaboration with Enel Green Power and presented during a digital event on 8th July […]

The impact of Covid-19 on Africa’s energy sector

Renewable energy sources can play a crucial role to ensure health, food and education to the African population in the Covid-19 recovery phase. This is the outcome of the study “The impact of Covid-19 on Africa’s energy sector”, developed by RES4Africa Foundation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in partnership with SDA […]

RES4MED Brochure

RES4Med is a strategic programme of RES4Africa Foundation. RES4Med (Renewable Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean) was launched in 2012 as an association to promote the renewable energy development in Southern-Mediterranean countries. Click for the RES4MED brochure.

renewAfrica Initiative Presentation Card

renewAfrica aims to be a one-stop-shop programme that unifies under one umbrella the multitude of existing instruments of the European Commission and the Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) of its Member States. Reducing fragmentation will help create a powerful instrument able to maximize the impact of European funds currently already dedicated to supporting renewables in Africa. […]

2019 Annual Report

A summary of RES4Africa’s 2019: members, events, numbers, and much more. Click for the Annual Report.

RE-thinking Access to Energy Business Models

A year ago, we announced our Water-Energy-Food Nexus programme as an approach to further Africa’s sustainable development. Within the program, with the support of Enel Foundation, we carried out “RE-thinking Access to Energy Business Models”, a study that analysed electrification projects, and integrated and innovative business models, in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. From the […]

“Deploying RE in Eastern Africa: what does it take?” – 8 proposals of RES4Africa

“Deploying RE in Eastern Africa: what does it take?” is a report in which RES4Africa makes 8 proposals taken from the following position papers and fact sheets : Position Paper 1 – Demand-supply coordination in Sub-Saharan African electricity sector development Position Paper 2 – De-risking Renewable Energy Investments – Lessons to learn, steps to take Position Paper […]