The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the UN High-level Climate Action Champions are pleased to co-host The Africa Renewable Energy Dialogue, in partnership with the African Climate Foundation, Dalberg, and UN Economic Commission for Africa, taking place virtually on Monday 26 July 4.00-5.30 pm EAT. This Dialogue will raise 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, will explore the opportunities and enablers needed to reach consumers and producers and achieve a leap forward to renewable energy for all. Speakers will cover 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 will feed into an anticipated implementation lab on distributed renewable energy at the Africa Climate Week in September 2021 (dates TBC).