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EU-Africa Business Forum: High Level Green Talk on “Accelerating the EU-Africa Partnership for Green Energy Transition in Africa”

Knowledge Facilitation Thriving Political Dialogue

Advancing the Europe-Africa partnership on sustainable energy is key to ensure the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063 and the European Green Deal as well as an important milestone to support an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery from COVID-19.

On April 16, 2021 (14-16 CET) high-level representatives from the public and private sector will convene to explore how to stimulate the investments needed on the African continent to develop energy systems for sustainable development and achieve universal energy access in line with SDG7 and the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The event will feature keynote addresses from:

Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission;

Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal;

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President, European Commission.

These will be followed by a roundtable moderated by Kandeh Yumkella, co-chair of the Africa Europe Foundation Strategy Group on Energy, and will bring together policymakers, development bankers and CEOs from the EU and Africa to discuss the green energy transition on the African continent.

The event is hosted by the European Commission, the African Union Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council, and co-organised with the support of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership and the Africa Europe Foundation.

Digital Market Place for Green Energy Transition

On Tuesday 20 April and Wednesday 21 April (9-16 CET) you will discover concrete projects and players that contribute to the green transition in the Digital Marketplace for Green Energy Transition. The online exhibition gives you the opportunity to visit the booths of various e-exhibitors as well as network with them and other participants. You will find opportunities to further collaborate with key government and business stakeholders and will also be able to participate in conferences and workshops organised by our partners.

More information and registration can be found here.

The EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) is part of the EU-Africa Green Talks, a series of dialogues with African and international partners, business stakeholders, development finance institutions, civil society and academia that build up to the High-Level EU-Africa Green Investment Forum.

Together we will share experiences, innovative approaches and opportunities to mobilise private and public investment to deliver the Green Transition in Africa. Local examples and global experts will show how green and sustainable business models are profitable, can create jobs and unlock opportunities while contributing to achieving global climate action objectives.

The AEEP is supported by its Steering Group: