A renewable energy innovation has improved obstetric care to last-mile communities across Zimbabwe, successfully supporting over 180,000 deliveries per year since its introduction.
A new study assesses the long-term energy plans the two regional power pools, known as the Eastern and Southern African Power Pools, and finds the region well-endowed with high quality, cost-effective, but under-utilised wind and solar resources.
Identifying the opportunities for technology innovation and digitalisation to unlock Africa’s energy and economic potential was the theme of a virtual discussion hosted by IRENA and the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI).
IRENA and UNDP’s Africa Centre for Sustainable Development outline why significant investment is needed to transform Africa’s energy system.
As we enter a new decade during which significant carbon emission reductions need to be made, 2019 presents a picture of positive momentum. See 20 reminders of how energy transformation advanced in 2019.
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.
New agreement pursues sustainable development and climate goals in Africa by increasing renewable energy deployment.
Africa Climate Week brings together international, regional and national stakeholders to discuss climate change and actions and to strengthen stakeholders’ engagements in key sectors including energy, agriculture and human settlement.
Renewable energy auctions in South Africa, Uganda and Zambia are changing renewables’ prospects on the continent.
In Nigeria, a new solar energy initiative is providing the community with an affordable source of energy, and empowering women through access to income-generation activates.