Energy Transition

Renewables could do much more than just transform Africa’s energy sectors. Here's how

The African continent is rich in renewable energy sources, though many of them remain heavily underutilised until today. Image: Unsplash/Annie Spratt

Rabia Ferroukhi

Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Magnus Chidi Onuoha

Vice Chairman, Steering Committee Nigeria’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Associations Alliance (REEEAA)

Olivia Zeydler

Programme Analyst, Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum

Mirjam Reiner

Associate Programme Office, KPFC, IRENA

Laura El-Katiri

Visiting Fellow, European Council for Foreign Relations (ECFR)

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