In partnership with the African Climate Foundation, Dalberg and UN Economic Commission for Africa, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the UN High-level Climate Action Champions co-hosted The Africa Renewable Energy Dialogue. The event took place virtually on 26 July 2021.

This Dialogue raised the ambition to accelerate the delivery of distributed renewable energy to the last mile in Africa. Policy makers, investors as well as the Rockefeller Foundation, explored the opportunities and enablers needed to reach consumers and producers in the last mile and achieve a leap forward to renewable energy for all. Speakers covered the case for livelihoods, investment and the bankable demand for on- and off-grid renewable energy solutions, as well as pointing out what remains to be done. The discussion fed into an anticipated implementation lab on distributed renewable energy at the Africa Climate Week in September 2021.