AEEP: Partnering for an African energy transition
The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) was launched by African and European Heads of State in 2007 at the AU-EU Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. A central partnership of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy, the AEEP is the key political platform through which both continents work together on energy. The overall aim of the AEEP is to facilitate the achievement of universal access to affordable, sustainable and modern energy services in Africa, including in rural areas, as a necessity and as a pre-requisite to generating inclusive development and jobs.
“Africa is the European Union’s natural partner and neighbour. Together we can build a more prosperous, more peaceful and more sustainable future for all.”
“Europe is one of our most important and oldest partners and we highly value the partnership we have had, in particular in energy.”
“As we know, access to electricity in African countries is very low. The AEEP can be a tool to liaise between African countries and the EU on this challenge, and Egypt can be a bridge for that.”
“One of the most important tasks of this Partnership is to promote energy access and to coordinate the different initiatives working on this challenge.”
“Peace and security have to be reached through the creation of conditions, implying also the access to energy. In this sense having the opportunity to work with the AEEP is part of a larger strategy of pursuing peace and security in Africa.”
“There is a rich synergy in the joint pursuance of energy sustainability for Africa and Europe and the AEEP is the perfect vehicle with which to do so.”
AEEP Energy Talks Explores the Potential of Renewable Hydrogen for Decarbonising Value Chains and Driving Development in Africa and the EU
On 3 May 2023, (14:00–15:30 CEST), the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) will host the 10th AEEP Energy Talks on “Utilising Renewable Hydrogen to Decarbonise Value Chains and Drive Development in Africa and the EU”
The virtual AEEP Energy Talks bring together African and European energy experts from the public and private sectors to discuss the potential of renewable hydrogen, and the opportunities and challenges faced in renewable hydrogen production and distribution.
European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa – 2022 Report
The Africa-EU Energy Partnership’s second annual European Financial Flows on SDG7 to Africa report continues an investigation into European and other financial flows to Africa. The first report covered the period of 2014-2019, while this edition covers 2014-2020 and assesses the progress made towards achieving the SDG7 objective of providing access to cost-effective, dependable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.