Renewable energy in Africa

Yet wind turbines are a rare sight in Africa, a continent with enormous energy needs and significant wind potential.


Rashid Ali Abdallah
Executive Director

Mr. Rashid Ali Abdallah has over 22 years of experience in energy field at national, regional and continental level. He is the Executive Director of the African Energy Commission (AFREC) since November 2018. Under his leadership, AFREC has developed several programmes and undertook several initiatives to support the African Energy Sector Transformation and African Union Member states’ effort toward energy transition, by creating the enabling policies and strategies to increase investment for the African Energy Sector, and to meet the AU Agenda 2063, Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) and the global commitment on climate change.

Yagouba Traoré
Head of Division - Policy Strategy and Support

Yagouba Traore has more than 20 years of experience in Infrastructure and Energy fields and related policy development at national, regional, and continental level. He currently serves as the Head of Division - Policy Strategy and Support, leading the delivery of AFREC’s strategic programmes while providing policy and strategic support to the African Union Member States in alignment with the continental, regional and national priorities.

Prior to joining AFREC, Mr. Traore served as Chief of Infrastructure Unit within the African Union, where he coordinated the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), an AU…

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