Morocco’s economic capital will host Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF), November 30-December 1, that will discuss cooperation between public and private sector to drive forward the development of renewable energy projects across the continent.
The event will bring together African Energy Ministers and government representatives, heads of utilities, regulators and national agencies, leading investors, power developers, technology providers, financiers and multilateral agencies.
Participants will exchange on what is needed to unlock investment in clean energy and infrastructure projects for regional green growth and sustainable development.
Last year’s forum addressed the opportunity for Africa on the global renewable energy development stage and discussed climate resilience strategies for sustainable energy development to meet the climate change requirements in the context of COP22.
This year, the African ministers, investors and technology experts will explore practical solutions on clean project financing, climate-smart solutions and innovative community-owned projects.
According to International Energy Agency (IEA), renewables are expected to cover more than 60 pc of the increase in world electricity generation over the medium term.
For its part, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released lately a report on “Africa 2030”, highlighting some of the incredible growth the continent will see in the coming decade and a half. It says renewable energy can more than quadruple by 2030 to 22 pc, compared to today’s level of about 6pc.