Throughout 2022, the Africa – EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) brought the most important news on bilateral energy collaboration for achieving SDG7 in Africa.
The AEEP’s work focuses on three action areas: fostering political dialogue, showcasing joint action, and knowledge facilitation. Here are our top news pieces of 2022.
Preceding its 13th Assembly, IRENA hosted a meeting which underlined the planning process to establish an African Continental Power Systems Master Plan (CMP). The meeting was attended by heads of state, ministers, energy decision-makers, multilateral organisations, global stakeholders, and private sector actors. The session concluded that the CMP will lower the cost of energy, create a large energy market, and promote the sharing of energy resources.
The 2nd Dakar Financing Summit on 1 – 3 February 2023 under the theme “Maintaining the momentum towards world-class infrastructure in Africa”, calls for the development of world-class infrastructure and the mobilisation of funds from both the private and public sector towards priority regional infrastructure projects.
The Summit is hosted by the Republic of Senegal, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Union Development Agency – NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD), in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
On 6 December 2022, the Africa – EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) hosted the eighth AEEP Energy Talks. The webinar's panelists were able to assess and discuss the implications of the COP27 outcomes for the Africa-Europe Partnership.
On 24-28 October 2022, the Power Futures Lab (PFL), at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), hosted the short course “Managing Power Sector Reforms and Regulation”. Participants shared their feedback with the AEEP after the course.