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IRENA and RCREEE Strengthen Energy Transition Collaboration in MENA Region

IRENA head signs new agreement with RCREEE Executive Director; hails ability of renewables to safeguard “future generations”.


IRENA at MENA Climate Week 2022

IRENA participated in the Middle East and North Africa Regional Climate Week taking place in Dubai, UAE (28-31 March 2022).

  • 28 – 31 March 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • Dubai, UAE

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

Empowering Communities to Reap the Multiple Benefits of Renewable Energy

The participation and ownership by citizens or members of a defined community in a renewable energy project creates local socio-economic value and helps foster more positive attitudes towards renewables.


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

Enabling Policies and Regulatory Frameworks for Geothermal Electricity and Direct Use in the East African Rift

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), together with the Africa Union Commission (AUC) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) had organised an event to support the ongoing efforts by some countries in the East Africa Rift region to develop dedicated geothermal policies and regulatory frameworks.

  • 27 July 2021
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  • Policy
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  • Virtual

Webinar: IRENA FlexTool Training for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The training for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, provided a basic training on the IRENA FlexTool in the context of the ongoing initiatives in this region.

  • 13 – 14 July 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • Virtual training

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

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