The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) has launched its latest Policy Brief “Wind Energy: Joining Forces for an African Lift-Off”. The Brief was peer reviewed by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and RES4Africa and presented at the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) 2022 in a joint side-event with the European Commission, the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), GWEC and Vestas South Africa.
European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) leaders will meet for the 6th EU-AU Summit in Brussels on 17-18 February 2022. The summit convenes 55 AU and 27 EU heads of state and their delegations to discuss a renewed and deepened AU-EU partnership for the coming years.
On 2-6 February the 35th Ordinary session of the Assembly of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During the Summit the continent’s priorities for the year ahead were discussed and the rotating leadership of the Union was handed over from H.E. President Antoine Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo to President Macky Sall of Senegal.
On 14-18 February 2022 the EABF will take place as a virtual event. It will allow political and business leaders from Africa and Europe to align and discuss how to increase opportunities for sustainable economic partnerships.
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.