On Thursday 1st April, the Res4Africa Foundation and the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) signed two agreements to cooperate in promoting renewable energy solutions in Morocco. By signing these letters of intent, the two organizations aim at deepening their collaboration identifying synergies and exchanging know-how towards one common goal: to shape enabling environments for renewable energy investments.
In a press release, Res4Africa announces that it intends to create, together with MASEN, actions and activities considered fundamental for the development of renewable energies in the African country. Training and skills exchange will be implemented through training courses and capacity building actions, organised and promoted in areas of common interest in the field of renewable energy, such as RES4Africa’s Micro-Grid Academy and Coalition’s Expertise Programme. Collaborating on a multilateral level, both actors intend to strengthen strategic dialogues both at the institutional level and with private stakeholders.
A focal point of the agreements is also South-South cooperation, central issue to ensure sustainable development in the entire continent by both organisations. Morocco is a key country for RES4Africa’s action in Middle East and North Africa region: the organization has recently signed an agreement with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment of Morocco to formalise the cooperation on key strategic initiatives to promote the enhancement of renewable energy in the country.
“Morocco has been carrying out reforms and plans for the development of industry, infrastructure and energy, setting ambitious goals for the development of renewables to secure 42% of the energy mix from renewable sources by 2020 and 52% by 2030. Consolidating the relationship with this country and joining our efforts is not only strategic but fundamental in order to support the whole of African continent in its green transition” commented Roberto Vigotti, RES4Africa’s Secretary General.
On the other side, the Chairman and CEO of MASEN, Mr. Mustapha Bakkoury, remembered that “RES4Africa has implemented many projects to support the deployment of renewable energy solutions and to accelerate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the horizon 2030. It is important to have partners who share a similar vision for the African continent. In addition to setting ambitious objectives for the development of renewable energies, South-South cooperation and exchange of know-how are essential to carry out the green transition.”