The Africa-Europe energy partnership is growing stronger and deeper, with flagship policy initiatives and added financial momentum. The AEF Strategy Group (SG) on Sustainable Energy aims to play its part, given the huge benefits Africa can harvest from a big increase in investment into energy generation and distribution. Our Strategy Group addresses the need for well-crafted, up-to-date energy regulation by promoting the set-up of an African School for Regulation, which aims to improve the regulatory framework and provide knowledge to a wide range of stakeholders. The SG has placed clean cooking solutions high on its agenda and, with the help of a manifesto for change, is calling on African and European leaders to reboot political and financial leadership to deliver on clean cooking solutions. The SG is also looking at the urgent steps needed to improve the investment climate and advance Africa-Europe energy compacts at country level, in view of next year’s Africa-EU Summit.
Participation in this session is by invitation only.
Connie Hedegaard (ex officio)
Co-Chair of the Africa Europe Foundation Strategy Group on Energy and former EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Chair of KR Foundation
Co-Chair of the Africa-Europe Foundation Strategy Group on Energy, Member of Parliament in Sierra Leone, and former CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) and Director-General of UNIDO