In May, 2022, small to medium-sized African energy entrepreneurs had the opportunity to gain technical knowledge and skills on planning, design, development, implementation and installation of renewable energy projects while attending the “Renewable Energy Project Design and Development” course hosted by SACREEE.
The African Union Commission (AUC) convened the 2nd STC-TTIIE on the 14th -16th of June to discuss pressing issues regarding the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the upcoming COP27. The meeting made crucial decisions to tackle the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, and approved a Common African Position on Energy Access and Just Transition ahead of COP27.
On 31 May, 2022, the Florence School of Regulation (FSR), in collaboration with DG ENER, hosted a workshop for the South African energy regulator NERSA. AEEP's Head of Secretariat, Johan van den Berg, provided a global view on the energy transition and on the joint approach between the EU and South Africa.
The Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum on 17-19 May in Kigali, Rwanda, convened energy experts to take stock of progress and drive action towards SDG 7. The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) participated in a high-level side event where the Russian aggression in Ukraine and its implications for AU-EU energy cooperation was discussed.
The online course on “Renewable Energy Project Design and Development” started on the 10th of May. The three-week course is hosted by the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE), and supported by the Africa – EU Energy Partnership (AEEP). The course aims to impart technical knowledge and skills to participants on renewable energy project planning, designing, developing/implementation, and installation.