Algerian leaders remain reluctant to switch away from oil and gas. EU decision-makers should provide Algeria with financing and new incentives to develop renewable energy
ECFR Alumni · Visiting Fellow
Areas of expertise
Algeria, North Africa, civil society and youth movements, economic development, public policy and governance
English, French, Arabic, basic German
Andrew Farrand was a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He is the author of “The Algerian Dream: Youth and the Quest for Dignity” (2021), a first-person analysis of the origins and implications of Algeria’s 2019 Hirak revolution, and translator of “Inside the Battle of Algiers” (2017) by Algerian independence heroine Zohra Drif. He lived in Algeria from 2013 to 2020, working in a variety of roles in international development and economic and political analysis. Farrand holds a BSc in African and Middle Eastern studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
The future of Europe and Algeria’s energy partnership lies in renewables – if Algerian leaders are willing to end their longstanding dependence on fossil fuels and join the green transition