“Sustainability as the key driver for the development of the African continent". This is the theme of the 7th edition of RES4MED&Africa’s Annual Conference, a high level event held under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, gathering over 200 participants and 30 speakers from key institutional and international organizations as well as private sector and financing, called to share common views on the importance of Sustainability (either environmental, social or economic) of renewable energy projects in Africa.
A Conference offering an ideal platform for a strategic public-private dialogue to accelerate the clean energy transition of the continent.
Key objective of the event: shape the way forward to the deployment of public and private renewable energy investments that may be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, outlining incentive paths and involving local communities, to create a real value for Africa’ s development and growth. To this purpose, a panel was dedicated to the importance of local actors’ training, capacity building and knowledge transfer from mature to emerging countries, core for the continent’s enhancement and for a long lasting value creation.
"Sustainability is a key issue in our way of doing business - said Giuseppe De Beni, CEO and Managing Director of Italgen, a company with a sound experience in the Mena Region - We believe that events such as this one provide an excellent opportunity of dialogue between public and private stakeholders, to evaluate current situation and plan possible future scenarios".
During the conference RES4Med&Africa – well known platform of Italian and foreign operators created to promote the development of renewables in the Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa - launched its new flagship publication, “Unlocking Value from Sustainable Renewable Energy”, the first in a series of annual features, gathering multi-stakeholder and pluri-disciplinary insights from its members and partners on what is needed to scale renewables and make Africa’s Sustainable energy future a reality, in compliance also with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations”.
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