Rome/Maputo, 11th March 2022 – Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa Foundation (RES4Africa) and Mozambican Renewable Energy Association (AMER) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their cooperation in promoting renewable energy development in Mozambique and Africa. The signed agreement aims to reinforce the two parties’ joint commitment in networking, knowledge transfer, communication and advocacy activities, as well as areas of mutual interest to both missions.
RES4Africa and AMER goals are highly complementary and strive for the same long-term objective of renewable energy development in Mozambique and in Africa, by promoting capacity building activities as part of the approach proposed by the renewAfrica Initiative, promoted by the Rome-based Foundation. The two parties have agreed to collaborate in the co-organisation of courses and workshops, as well as engage and facilitate dialogue with national and international industry stakeholders to promote and speed up RE investments in the continent. In addition, their joint forces will aim at raising awareness of RE development through organising outreach and advocacy activities, identifying synergies, exchanging know-how and covering mutual support in communication, marketing and dissemination.
“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” Roberto Vigotti, RES4Africa’s General Secretary, commented “the MoU with AMER paves the road for the collective action required to increase awareness about Africa’s journey towards energy transition.”
“As the renewable energy sector in Mozambique grows at an incredible pace, partnerships with key organizations across the world which have a proven track record on creating an enabling environment for energy transition are vital to ensure that the knowledge, lessons learned and key steps to success are transferred and thus allowing Mozambique to be a leader in sustainable development” added Ricardo Pereira, President of AMER.