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IRENA Scoops Inaugural UN SIDS Partnerships Award

Recognising its invaluable promotion of sustainable development in SIDS, IRENA received the first ever “UN SIDS Partnerships Award” in the environmental category.


Regional Model Analysis and Planning Programme

IRENA provides regional training workshops on best practices in energy planning and grid integration of variable renewables using energy modelling tools. Programmes include: Energy transition planning workshops in Africa  Regional training workshops on energy planning have been held in Africa to support energy system planning in the region through the use of power system...

  • 15 June 2022

IRENA-AfDB report: Energy Transition Central to Africa’s Economic Future

Report suggests need for comprehensive policy framework towards an African Green Deal to overcome structural dependencies, raise GDP by 6.4% and create 26 million jobs by 2050.


Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Africa and its Regions

The report lays out a pathway to a renewable-based energy system and shows that the transition promises substantial gains in GDP, employment, and human welfare in each region of the African continent.

  • January 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment
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  • English, Chinese

Capacity Building for Renewable Energy Auctions in Eastern and Southern Africa

IRENA, in collaboration with EACREEE, and SACREEE, has organised a two day capacity building workshop to share IRENA’s framework and insights regarding renewable energy auctions, and considerations, best practices, lessons learnt and specific case studies, with a focus on the Sub-Saharan Africa context.

  • 22 – 23 November 2021
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  • Benefits, Power, Finance & Investment, Policy
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  • Virtual

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Botswana

The RRA report presents clear and practical steps to maximise the country’s use of renewables in driving sustainable socio-economic growth.

  • August 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Botswana

United Nations Framework Classification for Geothermal Energy

The report highlights the main challenges and way forward to adapt the broader UNFC specifications and guidelines to geothermal energy resources.

  • June 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Dominica, Ethiopia

Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa

East and Southern African countries possess vast potential for renewable energy development. This report assesses the prospects for the power sector in the countries of the ACEC through 2040.

  • April 2021
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English

Eastern and Southern Africa's Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

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.


Empowering Southern Africa's Next Generation of Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs

To drive the acceleration of Southern Africa’s energy transition and develop the region’s sustainable energy ecosystem, IRENA and SACREEE are implementing the SADC Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility and inviting its second cohort of entrepreneurs to submit applications for technical support.