The EU Global Gateway Strategy focuses on five key sectors for investment: the digital, transport, health, education, and energy sector. The aim is to mobilise investments to support renewable energy, energy efficiency, a just transition and the greening of local value chains in Africa, in close cooperation with partners.
In the fourth AEEP Energy Champion Conversation, Olaedo Osoka, Chief Executive Officer (West Africa) at Daystar Power Group, shares how her personal experiences in Nigeria have convinced her about the need and importance of clean energy solutions. She also outlines how each of us have a responsibility to be the voice of the voiceless and how we can drive a just energy transition.
The African Energy Commission (AFREC), with support from the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), successfully conducted workshop trainings for a second batch of energy statistician durin November and December 2021. The cohort consisting of 32 energy experts from 25 African Union Member States will go on to lead trainings for other African energy experts at national and regional level, as well as provide coaching and mentoring to AFREC’s National Focal Points (NFP’s).
On the 26th of November 2021, key energy actors in Africa came together to discuss the acceleration of the energy transition within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) during the 7th side session for UNIDO’s 9th Ministerial Conference of the Least Developed Countries. Clean, affordable energy is an important enabler of development and boosting intra-African trade can create win-win scenarios enabling growth and entreneurship in Africa.
The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) is supporting the African Energy Commission (AFREC) to organise and event to teach trainers track and monitor national and regional energy data. The training programme, split into two workshops, aims to equip a pool of trainers with tools for analysing, monitoring and managing energy data.