Media

29th October 2020,

The renewAfrica Initiative presented to EVP Timmermans

The EVP recognises renewAfrica and European Green Deal as aligned and welcomes the work done by the Initiative The renewAfrica Initiative was today presented to Mr Frans Timmermans, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal. By the end of the meeting, which saw the participation of CEOs and high-level representatives of 18...
14th September 2020,

10 Guiding Principles

The renewAfrica Secretariat released its “10 Guiding Principles” to tell the story of renewAfrica, its vision and how it aims to get there. The document is intended as a sequel to renewAfrica’s Presentation Card, and is the result of the work of the members and contributors of renewAfrica Task Forces. The Guiding Principles are rich with...
19th May 2020,

renewAfrica reconfirms its commitment to scaling up renewables in Africa releasing its video

The renewAfrica Initiative once again confirms its commitment to scaling up renewable energy investments in Africa by revealing its presentation video. renewAfrica is a European industry-backed initiative committed to supporting African countries in achieving sustainable access to renewable energy at a transformative scale by unlocking investments in utility-sized renewables projects. The aim of the initiative...
15th May 2020,

De-risking investments for a green Africa

The RES4Africa Foundation aims to support the private sector as it contributes to the delivery of Africa’s socio-economic development targets through the expansion of access to sustainable, reliable and affordable electricity. However, Africa’s electricity markets are still perceived as risky environments for private sector investors. Renewable energy projects, in particular, are by nature exposed to a...
5th May 2020,

Europe’s climate commitment can support Africa’s Covid response

The Covid-19 crisis has brought the international community to face its limits. We, in Europe as well as in many countries of the world, now know what a crisis of this scale represents, as it is the first one that most of us has had to deal with. We live in lockdown, and fortunately our...
27th April 2020,

The way forward in post-Covid times: renewables

For several weeks now, the African continent too has been struggling against an invisible enemy: Covid-19. Although the spread in the continent is lower than in other areas of the world at the moment, it is not less worrying considering the limited capabilities of African countries to mitigate the potentially devastating effect of the virus, both...
24th April 2020,

A bright future for Africa

We imagine a bright future for Africa. A growing economy, a young thriving population, expanding cities, rising entrepreneurs in start-up businesses, and resource abundance are all promising features that describe a continent of opportunity. Now more than ever, access to electricity is essential for unlocking Africa’s vast socio-economic potential and improve livelihoods. The United Nations also recognised...
16th April 2020,

Schneider Electric signs up to renewAfrica: 26 organisations now officially endorse the initiative

16th April 2020 – The number of organisations supporting renewAfrica continues to grow as Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, signs the Initiative’s Declaration of Intent on the occasion of the fifth steering committee meeting. renewAfrica was promoted by RES4Africa Foundation, which is currently acting as the Initiative’s interim...
26th March 2020,
Rome

Covid-19 should not, and will not, stop us

We are living in a challenging time. The lockdown introduced in Italy about three weeks ago has now spread across much of the globe and, like everyone else, had to adjust to the new scenario. A number of Foundation events have been postponed, and the entire team is at home. Nevertheless, we are working remotely...
25th February 2020,
Rome

renewAfrica Steering Committee kicks-off four Task Forces and discusses potential front-running countries

Rome, 25 February 2020 – The fourth Steering Committee meeting of the renewAfrica Initiative was held today to reflect on progress made and outline the way forward. The renewAfrica Initiative was launched in June 2019, backed by RES4Africa Foundation which is acting as interim secretariat, and by 25 organisations from across the entire European renewable...