- The Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development (ACSD) and RES4Africa Foundation jointly host the event “Africa’s Future Counts: Renewables and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus” in Rome, Italy yesterday.
- The event marked the signing of the “Letter of Intent” between International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and RES4Africa.
“Africa has a huge renewable energy potential,” states Pier Carlo Sandei ,coordinator of the ACSD who opened the event, “with some of the world’s largest concentration of alternative energy resources in the form of solar, wind, hydro and biomass energy. We all need to support the energy transition of the continent to ensure at the same time the economic development and the achievement of the Paris Agreement”.
RES4Africa Foundation is focusing on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus as one of 2019’s strategic themes to drive Africa’s renewable energy transition. RES4Africa’s flagship publication “Africa’s Future Counts” is presented during the event, following the presentation given to an African audience in Addis Ababa during the foundation’s Annual Conference in June.
The event witnessed the signing of a “Letter of Intent” between IRENA and RES4Africa Foundation. The two organisations agreed to cooperate as partners to increase the speed of renewable energy development in Africa in the pursuit of sustainable development and climate goals.
IRENA and RES4Africa Foundation will explore public-private initiatives, knowledge creation opportunities, capacity building programmes and strategic dialogues to build an enabling environment for renewable energy in Africa.
Author: GBA News Desk