Energy Transition

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

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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
Lead, Strategic Integration, C4IR Energy and Materials, 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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