Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa (RES4Africa) foundation has marked its seventh annual conference in Addis Ababa at Sheraton Hotel on July 19, 2019, making it the first time the conference is held in the African continent.
The session, titled “Overcoming Africa's Energy Access Gap” was sponsored by Enel Green Power, Bonelli Erede and Terna, where 200 participants gathered to discuss and identify strategic priorities to scale-up renewable energy across Africa to overcome the energy access gaps.
A declaration of intent marking the foundation of the renewAfrica Initiative has been signed in Rome. It is an appeal to Europe to equip itself with a new tool to reduce risk and support investments in renewable energy for the African continent.
Renewable energy is the key to boosting the energy transition of the African continent. Only with sustainable and green sources will it be possible to respond to the growing demand for energy, triggered by faster and faster urbanization, and ensure energy access for all.
The Young Professional Program (YPP) will be accepting applications from June 1- June 30, 2019 for the 2020 YP Cohort.The World Bank Group (WBG) welcomes all qualified individuals with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds. Specifically, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The YPP is a unique opportunity for young professionals who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the WBG. The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources to name a few.
Despite the importance of reliable, affordable and clean energy for the achievement of all development goals and climate ambition, the world is falling short on meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 - ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030, according to a new report released today.
The latest Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report shows global, regional and country progress on the three SDG7 targets of access to electricity and clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The report reveals electricity access is up from last year’s report, with 89% of people around the world now connected to some level of electricity. However, this means 840 million people in the world still do not have access, and 573 million of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa.