Applications for the 15th MGA session now open

The session will be held between 15th and 19th February 2021

Applications for the 15th edition of the Micro-Grid Academy are now open. The session, to be held between 15th and 19th February 2021, will focus on renewable energy solutions for community needs and local development. Due to the current circumstances, it will be held online through video lectures of 2,5 to 3 hours each, and will be possibly complemented […]

renewAfrica to reinforce collaboration with African and European stakeholders in 2021

This year’s scope of work was approved during today’s Steering Committee meeting

19th January 2021 – The eighth Steering Committee of the renewAfrica Initiative was held today, during which the main stakeholders had the opportunity to recapitulate the progress made in the past months and outline the way forward. The meeting saw the exceptional participation of representatives of the European Commission and the European Investment Bank in […]

RES4Africa and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment of Morocco sign agreement to further drive the country’s renewable energy transition

23rd December 2020 – RES4Africa Foundation and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment of Morocco signed an agreement to formalise their cooperation on key strategic initiatives in the fields of electricity and renewable energy. Access to electricity through renewables constitutes a pillar of sustainable growth. The use of abundant and diverse renewable energy sources […]

RES4Africa and RCREEE to jointly promote renewable energy deployment

December 2020 – RES4Africa Foundation and the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) join forces to promote sustainable energy policies, technologies and solutions in the South- and East-Mediterranean and sub-Saharan African region. The two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding on 30th November 2020 agreeing to share knowledge and expertise relating to […]

renewAfrica presented to 200 African RE professionals

The Initiative was presented in the framework of the ATC

renewAfrica, the initiative backed by 27 stakeholders of the European clean-energy sector and led by RES4Africa Foundation, was presented today during the 2020 edition of the Advanced Training Course. The course provides more than 200 high-achieving professionals serving in public institutions, companies, universities and research centres with technical, economic and regulatory knowledge: in this context, […]

A field visit to St. Kizito marks the ending of the 14th MGA

The 14th edition of the MGA ended today, delivered through online lessons due to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the difficulties and the challenging new modalities, the vocational capacity building was successfully implemented and 55 participants from about ten sub-Saharan countries were trained on mini-grids engineering, components and system design. At the […]

The renewAfrica Initiative presented in Africa

The Initiative was presented at Photovoltafrica before an African and international audience

9th December 2020 – The renewAfrica Initiative was today presented at Photovoltafrica, the International Congress of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency based in Morocco. The presentation marks a milestone for the Initiative, as it is officially presented in Africa before an African and international audience. The presentation took place within the “The challenges of financing renewable […]

Leading renewable players urge governments to re-align recovery measures with Paris Agreement

7 December 2020 – With the Paris Agreement celebrating its fifth anniversary this week, all eyes are on the world’s governments to urgently scale-up climate action. In a renewed call to action, RES4Africa Foundation is among the over 100 leading renewable energy players, as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, […]

Salvatore Bernabei is the new President of RES4Africa Foundation

RES4Africa welcomes Salvatore Bernabei as new President: the new CEO of Enel Green Power succeeds Antonio Cammisecra in leading the Foundation in the promotion of renewable energy in Africa. The leadership change takes place in a particularly delicate moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic; however, the unprecedented international dynamics and the urgent needs of the […]

The 14th Micro-Grid Academy edition kicks off today

Despite Covid-19, the Micro-Grid Academy does not stop: the fourteenth edition of the vocational capacity building project led by RES4Africa Foundation – in collaboration with AVSI Foudation, St.Kizito VTI, Kenya Power, Strathmore University and EACREEE – begins today, 30th November. This edition of the MGA, which is traditionally based in Nairobi, will focus on “Module 3: […]