Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco
UNDER THE AEGIS OF:
The 2nd annual Africa Renewable Energy Forum was held on the
Nov 30 - 01 Dec 2017, Casablanca
The annual Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) returned to Morocco from 30th November-1st December 2017. Following on from the first Africa Renewable Energy Forum in November 2016, this meeting once again brought together the public and private sector to drive forward the development of renewable energy projects across the continent.
This year's forum showcased projects in the pipeline from African governments, as well as project developers. In a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewables are expected to cover more than 60% of the increase in world electricity generation over the medium term. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), released a report in October 2015 called "Africa 2030". This report highlighted some of the incredible growth the continent will see in the coming decade and a half. It stated renewable energy can more than quadruple by 2030 to 22%, compared to today's level of about 6%.
The Africa Renewable Energy Forum united African Energy Ministers and government representatives, heads of utilities, regulators and national agencies, leading investors, power developers, technology providers, financiers and multilateral agencies to focus on what is needed to unlock investment in clean energy and infrastructure projects for regional green growth and sustainable development. At last year’s forum we addressed the opportunity for Africa on the global renewable energy development stage and discussed climate resilience strategies for sustainable energy development to meet the climate change requirements in the context of COP22. This year we explored practical solutions on clean project financing, climate-smart solutions and innovative community-owned projects.
Watch discussions on Renewable Energy Projects from AEF 2017
See what some of our participants had to say about the forum: