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Second Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)

Second Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)

State 

completed

Date 

16 May, 2016 to 17 May, 2016

Country 

Italy

Region 

Europe

Summary

The Second Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) took place from 16 to 17 May 2016 in Milan, Italy. The forum was jointly hosted by the Italian Government, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the European Union Commission (EC) and built on the First Stakeholder meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2012.

African and European Ministers, AU and EU Commissioners, and more than 300 other high-level participants representing policy-makers, regional institutions, international organisations, the banking & finance industry, the private sector, academia, the civil society and the media participated in the forum.

Coming at a time of increased international attention on energy in Africa (including post-COP21 and the announcement of SDG 7), the main objectives of the second AEEP Stakeholder Forum were to:

  • Sharpen the role and contributions of a wide range of stakeholders with a special focus to increase (private sector) investment in energy infrastructure;
  • Enhance the engagement of non-state actors in sustainable energy sector development in Africa with emphasis on human capital for innovation, skills and capacity development in renewable energy; and
  • Provide a framework for dialogue at an important gathering of African and European leaders and actors across key thematic areas for energy security and development.

 For more information, please visit the Forum website: http://www.aeep-forum.org/

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