2020 was a year of profound and structural change inside ARE, shaking things up for the better. Crucially, it was also a year where the sector demonstrated its drive to survive – underlying again its resilience and merit to attract much more investment to achieve the all-important goal of SDG-7. The groundwork at ARE – the oldest and largest sector federation for rural electrification - is now in place to soar and shine even brighter in 2021 and the years to come.
In this light, ARE strives to deepen and expand its activities, services, presence and events in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia and Latin America, as well as broaden its scope to include technology and innovation alongside policy, business and finance for rural electrification. To do so, ARE will continue to bring together all the renewable technologies and all types of stakeholders from start-ups to blue-chip corporates including tech suppliers, project developers and financiers, working across emerging markets.
Our big and growing family of ARE Members means ARE is a beehive of activity, business partnerships and innovation, and allows ARE to credibly position itself and its Members as the ‘SDG-7 delivery service’, provided the right conditions are met.Annual Report 2020.pdf