Africa Goes Green


This project will show how innovation and creativity are key to the rise of renewable energies in Africa thanks to new ways of financing that do not depend exclusively on philanthropy.

  • €17,550 Budget in Euros
  • 2015 Final release date
  • 5 Round winner
  • 4 Locations
  • 4 Durations in months

African countries constitute the smallest producers of CO2 in the world and thus don't have the same obligations as developed countries. But is Africa waiting for the effort of developed countries? On the contrary, there is a trend in the continent towards renewable energies since it has the resources: sun, water, wind, etc. Financing of the infrastructures is a big issue but there's an amazing creativity to find new financing sources.

That's why this project will show several renewable energy projects in Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Mauritius and Uganda. It will show the diversity of energy types and financing alternatives: public-private partnership, social entrepreneurship, international cooperation, etc. as well as the impact on job creation and general development. It intends to create a multimedia project with articles, interviews, videos and photos. It is innovative in showing a dynamism in Africa that doesn't depend exclusively from philanthropy, by showing that renewable energies are already a reality in the continent and in some cases African countries are world leaders.

© Photo by Benoît Cros. Wind energy farm of Praia, Cape Verde

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