34 Renewable Energy Experts Successfully Complete the MGA Training of Trainers

New experts are ready to join the ranks of the Micro-Grid Academy as trainers, to give their contribution to the transfer of knowledge to young African people in the renewable energy sector: from 29th June to 31st July, 34 African energy professionals attended the Training of Trainers online course, which provided the future trainers with […]

RES4Africa and EACREEE sign MoU to strengthen cooperation on the Micro-Grid Academy (MGA)

Rome, 29 July 2020 – RES4Africa Foundation and the East Africa Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase their cooperation and mutual support in the promotion of renewable energy. The agreement aims especially to deepen their collaboration in the strengthening and expansion of the Micro-Grid […]

Job Vacancy: MGA Project Officer

RES4Africa Foundation is looking for an experienced project officer in order to widen it’s Micro-Grid Academy team. The Micro-Grid Academy is a RES4Africa Foundation’ capacity building and youth programme that contributes to fill the capacity gap and provide access to job opportunities to young women and men in the renewable energy (RE) and rural electrification […]

South Africa Programme presented to country’s main stakeholders

RES4Africa, in collaboration with CSIR, today held a closed session to present its South Africa Just Energy Transition study to the country’s most relevant stakeholders. The key objective of the meeting, which was attended by about 30 participants from utilities, government associations and organisations, private sector companies, renewable energy industry associations and international institutions, was […]

De-risking investments to boost Africa’s renewable energy transition

RES4Africa discusses the theme with high-level experts and launches its 2020 Flagship Publication

Rome, 15 July 2020 – Removing the barriers that prevent the scale-up of private investments in Africa’s renewable energy markets and the potential solutions to unlock Africa’s renewable potential are some of the main themes addressed by RES4Africa’s 2020 yearly Flagship Publication, “Scaling up Africa’s renewable power”, presented today during a virtual event attended by […]

Micro-Grid Academy Young Talent of the Year Award

Micro-Grid Academy YOUNG TALENT OF THE YEAR 2020 AWARD RES4Africa Foundation is launching, with the support of Enel Green Power and in the framework of the Micro-Grid Academy (MGA), the MGA Young Talent of the Year Award to support brilliant young talents addressing major environmental and social challenges that hamper the development of African countries. […]

Africa and renewable energies: an overview of the last decade

Rome, 8th July 2020 – 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 […]

Our common journey towards a sustainable Africa

2020 Flagship Publication: Chapter 4

The world is now at a crossroads. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a widespread health and economic crisis that has also upset long established global equilibriums. These upsets have clearly highlighted the need for us to see the world as a globally interdependent system, and the benefits of coordinated action in dealing with current […]

REN21 Report shows renewables’ progress limited to power sector

REN21 Press Release

Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released today. The journey towards climate disaster continues, unless we make an immediate […]