RES4Africa Foundation is developing a series of webinars that will take place in June and July with the aim of replacing planned events with virtual ones and disseminating the findings of its studies and strategic programmes. The webinars will follow a coherent narrative, as they explore the socio-economic impact of Covid-19, deep-dive into the state of renewables, and outline investment opportunities in renewable energy in Africa.
On 24th June, the first webinar titled “The impact of Covid-19 on Africa’s energy sector” will look at the fundamental role that renewables can play in empowering a long-term and sustainable recovery in the post-Covid phase. The issue will be addressed through the release of a study developed by RES4Africa and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in partnership with SDA Bocconi and with the support of Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) and Ethiopian Women in Energy (EWiEn) to explore the impact of the pandemic on African economies and their energy sector with a specific focus on the role played by RE in the recovery. Read more and register
On 8th July, the second webinar titled “Why did only 2% of RE addition in the last decade occur in Africa?” will look at the best practices and lessons learned to achieve access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. With just 10 years ahead to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ objectives, RES4Africa in collaboration with Enel Green Power will present a new strategic analysis to look at what happened in the last decade in Africa, what limited the renewable energy growth on the continent and will propose key recommendations to foster renewable energy investments and meet the countries’ needs. Read more and register
On 15th July, the third webinar “Scaling-up renewable energy investments in Africa” will take place. During this webinar, RES4Africa’s yearly Flagship Publication will be presented, focusing on the need to de-risk renewable energy investments and to create a new support programme such as renewAfrica Initiative. The online event will also gather representatives from key European and African institutions as well RE industry champions to shed light on the importance of effective de-risking initiatives to unlock Africa’s renewable potential and call for new impetus on possible solutions to crowd-in renewable investments at scale. Read more and register