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Harmonization and coordination of Pan-African and international energy initiatives

Harmonization and coordination of Pan-African and international energy initiatives

State 

completed

Date 

15 July, 2015

Country 

Ethiopia

Region 

East Africa

Summary

A high-level group of African and European energy policy makers, international development partners and non-state actors met in Addis Ababa in the context of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to discuss modalities for coordination of the plethora of energy initiatives operating in Africa.

This third coordination meeting took place in Addis Ababa after the first one at the SE4ALL Forum in New York in May 2015 and a follow-up meeting at the Vienna Energy Forum in June 2015 together with SE4ALL-Africa Hub, AUC Department of Infrastructure and Energy, the European Commission and NEPAD-PCA.

Participants were drawn from the following institutions: African Union Commission, European Commission, NEPAD-PCA, African Development Bank (AfDB), Germany (also representing G7), SE4ALL, US Power Africa, Italy, G20 presidency (Turkey), the Energising Development (EnDev) Programme, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), World Bank (WB), Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), UNDP, private sector and academia representatives, among others.

Key messages and conclusions from the event can be downloaded on the right side of the webpage.

The conclusions of this meeting will feed into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York 25-27 September 2015, the South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC) in Cape Town, South Africa 04-07 October 2015, and eventually into COP 21 in Paris in December 2015. Moreover, it is hoped that the framework devised for coordination in Africa can be then adopted by a wide range of major actors to facilitate stakeholders and coordinate efforts with the goal to achieve a global sustainable energy future.

External media coverage of the event can be found under the following links:

Organized by AEEP, AUC-DIE and NEPAD-PCA: Energy Coordination Forum in Addis Ababa

Trying to forget the 'donor' label as EU talks of its energy partnership with Africa

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