Nairobi, Sept. 21 -- Of the nearly 1.5 billion people living in Africa, how many of us know just how blessed the continent is with renewable energy resources?

How many of us know that Africa has the potential to play a pivotal role in the global transition to a more sustainable energy future?

The fact is that this continent has abundant renewable energy potential. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Africa is home to 60 percent of the best solar resources globally, the sub-Saharan region alone has 1,300GW wind energy potential and the continent has the capacity to produce 5,000 megatonnes of hydrogen per year.

To realise and achieve its renewable energy potential, Africa needs to ensure that there is adequate investment...