ETAF Can Help Create a Wide Spectrum of Jobs, Says IRENA's Ahmed Badr

An interview with Ahmed Badr, Director of Project Facilitation and Support, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

  • June 2022

ETAF Expands IRENA's Role in Global Energy Transition

IRENA through ETAF is managing matchmaking activities between potential projects and funding partners.

  • June 2022

The Big Impact of Mini-Grids in Mali’s Rural Areas

Solar mini-grids are not only a viable option for last-mile communities but are also at the heart of economic development and improved healthcare in those areas.

  • May 2022

What We Do Today Affects Tomorrow: SIDS Youth Embrace Renewables

Although vulnerable to the severest impacts of a warming planet, SIDS have historically contributed the least to global carbon emissions.

  • April 2022

IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

IRENA’s first ever renewable energy matchmaking event took now place in Johannesburg as part of the Africa Investment Forum hosted by the African Development Bank.

  • November 2019

Renewable Energy in Burkina Faso: Improving Living Conditions and Alleviating Poverty

“Through electricity access, renewable energy projects will improve living conditions in rural areas. It will contribute to create economic activities, to improve access to health, education and culture, and eventually alleviate poverty,”...

  • October 2016

New Funds Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries

IRENA is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million now available is part of a USD 350 million commitment by the UAE to...

  • November 2015

Africa Renewable Energy Projects Making a Difference

IRENA’s newly released report Africa 2030 provides a comprehensive roadmap for the continent’s energy transition, and illuminates a viable path to prosperity through renewable energy development.

  • October 2015

IRENA and ADFD Bring Renewable Power to 280,000 in Many Rural Communities

The loans go to projects in a geographically diverse set of countries including Argentina, Cuba, Iran, Mauritania and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

  • January 2015