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Aligning Energy Access and Climate Compatibility in Africa – AEEP with Partners at ACW

Allgemein Showcasing Joint Action Thriving Political Dialogue

The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) is proud to announce its participation, in collaboration with Strathmore University and SDG7 Youth Constituency, at the Africa Climate Week with the side event “Aligning Energy Access and Climate Compatibility in Africa.” As climate change disproportionately affects the African continent and energy access remains a challenge for many, AEEP aims to foster a constructive dialogue on achieving sustainable energy access while ensuring climate action.

The side event on 8 September, 13:30-14:30 EAT in the Atlas Mountain Room at the Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC), in Nairobi, Kenya, brings together African and European experts and policymakers. Moderated by Mr. Crispen Zana, Principal Energy Advisor, AEEP, the event will delve into topics such as green growth in Africa, prioritisation between energy access and climate compatibility, and strengthening partnerships between African and European to achieve SDG7 and SDG13.

The panel discussions, featuring distinguished voices including Dr. Towela Jere, Head of Economic Integration of AUDA NEPAD, Prof. Izael Da Silva, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation at Strathmore University, Eric Hoa, Policy and Programme Officer of EU Delegation to the African Union, DG INTPA and David Arinze representing SDG7 Youth Constituency. These experts will engage in discussions about achieving SDG7 and SDG13, understanding priorities, and bridging the gap between energy and climate action. Topics will include the role of the private sector in driving energy access and climate compliance in Africa and how international partners can engage with Africa to achieve energy access, climate compliance, and improved livelihoods simultaneously.

This event at Africa Climate Week serves as a crucial platform for policymakers, private sectors, civil society, and youth to explore collaborative avenues. The Africa-EU Energy Partnership continues to drive joint action towards a green energy future, fostering cooperation between Africa and Europe. The “Aligning Energy Access and Climate Compatibility in Africa” side event underscores AEEP’s commitment to sustainable energy development and its role as a catalyst for transformative change and aims to pave the way for fruitful collaboration between policymakers, the private sector, civil society, and youth. It also serves as a preparation for the upcoming COP28 in November 2023.

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