Italian renewables foundation, Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa Foundation (RES4Africa) and Mozambican non-profit association, the Mozambican Renewable Energy Association (AMER), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote and strengthen renewable energy developments in Africa, with emphasis placed on Mozambique.
As per the terms of the MoU, both parties have committed to networking, knowledge transfer, communication and advocacy activities, improving cooperation so as to enhance renewable energy developments in Mozambique. Specifically, the MoU will see RES4Africa and AMER co-organize workshops and courses; enhance capacity building and awareness campaigns; as well as facilitate networking and engagement between national and international stakeholders.
Centered around the renewAfrica initiative – a private sector initiative to promote renewable energy investments in Africa – of which both organizations are aligned, the MoU aims to ramp up renewable energy developments and skills transfer.
“Renewable energy development in Africa requires investments in the continent’s human capital, as well as the creation of synergies among various stakeholders at various levels,” commented Robert Vigotti, RES4Africa General Secretary.
“As the renewable energy sector in Mozambique grows at an incredible pace, partnerships with key organizations across the world will Mozambique to be a leader in sustainable development,” stated Ricardo Pereira, President of AMER.