Coordination of global, regional and national energy initiatives presents a challenge to both African and European countries, as they seek to deploy their efforts to achieve SDG7 in the most effective way. Measuring and communicating the results of African and European contributions to African energy (infrastructure) development is an essential prerequisite for such coordination – and need to be based on reliable, transparent data and statistics for tracking and reporting.
By systematically assessing partner contributions to Africa’s energy transition and SDG7 (with a particular focus on European actions), the mapping and monitoring work of the AEEP aims to facilitate and promote coordination amongst different actors and initiatives. The AEEP publishes studies to track European financial flows to SGD7 in Africa to support this.
Further, it helps to increase the visibility of African and European contributions in this important field. To further enhance the data and data gathering capacities on which such mapping and monitoring can be based, the AEEP collaborates with the African Energy Commission to implement a comprehensive training programme on the African Energy Information System (AEIS).