A continent in the history, the present and the future of Eni.
The six-legged dog first left its pawprints in the Egyptian desert in 1954. Today, Africa makes up more than half of Eni’s total crude oil and natural gas production, confirming Eni as the leading international producer in the continent. In recent years we have made several major discoveries in Egypt, the Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Angola and Ghana, and we continue to work on large development projects.
Eni and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed today a Joint Declaration, setting up a new, pioneering public-private cooperation model aimed at helping reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The cooperation aims to contribute reaching the SDGs targets through a strategic cooperation focused on areas of common interest such as youth employment, agriculture value chains and renewable energy and energy efficiency, particularly in Africa.
The start of an exciting new partnership, Eni has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote renewables energies, energy efficiency and clean cooking initiatives. Together we will work to improve access to sustainable energy in Africa and so help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This agreement represents something new in the energy sector and is proof of the efforts Eni has made in it. The document sets out an unprecedented model of cooperation between international organisations and businesses in the energy sector. It represents an ever more concrete commitment to development in Africa.
We want to develop Africa’s resources for the benefit of the continent and have invested in domestic capital to promote local development from the very start. The key to this is access to energy, which leads to development and stability, allowing Africa to fully harness its growth potential.
On this timeline, you can trace the points when the histories of Eni and Africa have intertwined. These events and discoveries are the milestones in a friendship that goes back to the 1950s.