New Africa Handbook to pave the way for wind energy growth in African Markets

8 October 2019, Cape Town – Today, the Global Wind Energy Council has released the first segment of its Africa Handbook, a comprehensive guide that sets out for policy makers and stakeholders the opportunities and practical implementation steps necessary to create thriving wind energy sectors in African markets. This release comes on the occasion of […]

“Africa’s Future Counts” Presented in New York

New York – RES4Africa Foundation hosted a presentation of its 2019 Flagship Publication “Africa’s Future Counts: Renewables and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus” as a side event to the UN Climate Action Summit at Columbia University. The event, attended by 50 people, was opened by Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General of RES4Africa Foundation, Carlo Papa, Managing Director of […]

renewAfrica takes to Luxemburg’s EDFI community and gathers endorsement of major financiers

18 July 2019, Luxemburg – Representatives of the European financial sector yesterday gathered for a half-day event in Luxemburg to discuss cooperation on the renewAfrica Initiative. Promoted by RES4Africa Foundation, the initiative was presented to the European Investment Bank (EIB), to the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and to the association of European Development Finance Institutions […]

RES4Africa Foundation highlights strategic focus and partnerships on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to drive Africa’s sustainable energy transition

Rome, 15 July 2019 – The Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development (ACSD) and RES4Africa Foundation jointly hosted the event “Africa’s Future Counts: Renewables and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus”. The reception was attended by 100 participants from the international renewable energy private sector and the development community. The purpose of the event was to present […]

RES4AfricaAC19: Renewable energy leaders define priorities for action to overcome Africa’s energy access gaps

Addis Ababa, 19 June 2019 – RES4Africa Foundation today hosted its 7th Annual Conference “Overcoming Africa’s Energy Access Gap” for the first time in the African continent. Over 250 participants gathered in the Ethiopian capital to discuss and identify strategic priorities for scaling up renewables across Africa to overcome energy access gaps. The event, sponsored by Enel Green Power, BonelliErede and Terna, was […]

2019 Flagship Publication presented at 7th Annual Conference in Addis Ababa

“Africa’s Future Counts”, RES4Africa Foundation’s second flagship publication, was presented during the 2019 Annual Conference, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 19th June. This publication, developed in collaboration with Enel Foundation, is the second of a series of annual features that focus on strategic perspectives and themes for Africa’s sustainable energy future. Africa’s Future Counts […]

Formal transition to RES4Africa Foundation after approval by General Assembly

Rome, 7 June 2019 – RES4Med&Africa transitions from association to RES4Africa Foundation today following the legal endorsement by its members during the 2nd General Assembly meeting of 2019. BonelliErede, the international law firm with offices in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and a member of the foundation, advised RES4Africa on its transitioning towards a […]

renewAfrica Initiative Launch Event

Stimulating European commitment for Africa’s RE transition: A new holistic European initiative to foster renewable energy market development through private investments in Africa 4 June 2019 Grand Hotel de la Minerve, Rome Leaders from prominent African and European renewable energy (RE) sector actors gather in a closed-door event for the launch of renewAfrica, a new supporting initiative […]

Renewable energy leaders gather in Rome to launch new European initiative for Africa’s sustainable energy future

Rome, 4 June 2019 – Leaders from prominent African and European renewable energy (RE) sector actors gather in a closed-door event for the launch of renewAfrica, a new supporting initiative to boost renewable energy investments in Africa. The half-day event hosted by RES4Africa counts the high-level presence of the Italian government, European Commission representatives, renewable […]

RES4Africa part of the GWEC Africa Task Force

RES4Africa joined the Africa Task Force set up by the Global Wind Industry Council (GWEC) during the WindEurope Conference, held in Bilbao on 2-4 April. The new Task Force was established to bring together leading developers, investors and manufacturers, alongside technical experts and intergovernmental organizations. The Task Force will operate on different levels, advising governments […]