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.
On 31 October – 1 November 2021 high level decision-makers and thought leaders from Africa shared their views and visions on how to transform and engage the infrastructure and energy sectors and actors in Africa to deliver effective results.
The second virtual training on energy regulation provided by Power Futures Lab (PFL) and supported by the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) will kick off on 22 November. The AEEP is supporting PFL, a leading centre of excellence at the University of Cape Town, to deliver altogether three virtual trainings on energy regulation.
On the 2nd of November 2021 the COP26’s SDG7 pavilion hosted a dialogue on “Target 2030: Reinforcing the Africa-Europe Energy Partnership”. The side event brought together African and European experts to discuss the energy partnership between both continents, and how to best support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.