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.
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).