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AEEP Side-Event at the SE4ALL Forum 2015

AEEP Side-Event at the SE4ALL Forum 2015


19 May, 2015


United States


The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) hosted a side-event at the SE4ALL forum in New York inviting high-level stakeholders from Africa, the EU and global energy initiatives to engage in a discussion about coordination and harmonization of these initiatives in order to achieve the common goal of a sustainable energy future for Africa. The objective of the session was to provide a mapping of existing initiatives and highlight overlaps, gaps and opportunities for partnerships to engage stakeholders from government, international organizations, civil society and the private sector to enhance intersectoral cooperation for more effective development of energy policies and programmes in Africa. The conclusions of this meeting fed into the SAIREC conference (in October 2015) and are expected to contribute to climate discurse at the COP21. In addition, the event also presenteds the opportunity to launch an innovative new framework and publication developed by the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) and Practical Action focused on providing guidance to practitioners and policy makers on improving coordination across energy markets to increase energy access, investment and growth sustainably and efficiently.

Panelists included:

    • Aboubakari Baba Moussa, Director, Department of Infrastructure and Energy, African Union CommissionRoberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, European Commission

    • Daniel Schroth, Coordinator, SE4ALL Hub for Africa, African Development Bank

    • Pietro De Martin Topranin, Head of Office IV DGMO, DG Global issues, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    • Martin Niemetz, Country Action Advisor, Sustainable Energy for All, Global Facilitation Team

    • Kate Steel, Energy Team Lead, Power Africa

    • Rima Le Coguic, l’Agence française de développement (AFD), France (TBC)

    • Christian Stoffaës, Fondation Energies pour l’Afrique

    • Mike Enskat, Programme Manager, EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF)

    • Moderation by Simon Trace, CEO,  Practical Action

Publication Launch:

Aaron Leopold, Global Energy Representative, Practical Action


The session took place on May 19th, 2015 from 9:20 to 10:45 at the Sheraton Hotel in New York, NY.
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