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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RES4Med&Africa at EXCO2019 to push for a water-energy-food nexus approach and for a financing instrument to power Africa with renewable energy

RES4Med&Africa hosted two discussion panels under the title of “The Role of Renewable Energy: Business Empowering” at EXCO2019, the expo dedicated to innovative solutions provided development cooperation actors. The event was attended by 60 participants and saw the contribution of around 20 speakers. The event was opened by Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General at RES4Med&Africa, and […]

RES4Africa and Micro-Grid Academy presented at ICREN 2019

On 24th and 25th April RES4Africa and our Micro-Grid Academy were presented at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris at the annual International Conference of Renewable Energy – ICREN 2019, together with partner universities of the Mini-Grid Business Model Study. Read more

RES4Africa at BonelliErede Seminars on Business Opportunities in Ethiopia

RES4Africa provided its contribution to two seminars organized by BonelliErede in cooperation with the Italian Trade Agency, Assolombarda and the Ethiopian Embassy in Italy on 4th April in Milan and on 5th April in Vicenza. The seminars focused on the opportunities that Ethiopia offers to European companies, exploring the necessary steps to successfully invest in Ethiopia from a legal, fiscal and business point of […]

Two new Micro-Grid Academy sessions coming up in Kenya (May) and Ethiopia (June)

Two new sessions of the Micro-Grid Academy are coming up. The first one will be held on 6-11 May in Nairobi, Kenya. A second on Tour session will follow, taking place  on 17-22 June in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in parallel with the first RES4Med&Africa Annual Conference in Africa. The theme of both is “Mini-Grids: From Design to […]