Description/achievement of initiative
Africa and the EU will take joint action to achieve concrete and ambitious targets by 2020 on energy access, energy security and renewable energy and energy efficiency (Vienna Declaration 2010)
The AEEP is a longterm framework for structured political dialogue and cooperation between Africa and the EU on energy issues of strategic importance, reflecting African and European priorities. Africa and the EU are committed to provide political leadership so as to establish a conducive environment for energy trade and investment in infrastructure, and to mobilize the adequate resources for the implementation of the objectives of the AEEP. The AEEP Road Map lists the national, regional and continent-wide instruments that form the basis of Africa-EU relations on energy access, energy security and renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) has been launched at the First High-Level Meeting of the AEEP in Vienna, Austria in September 2010 by stakeholders from the two continents. The overall aim of the programme is to contribute to the ambitious political objectives of the AEEP for increasing access to modern energy services in Africa, to improve energy security by accelerating the use of renewable energy in Africa, and thus contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic and social development following a climate-resilient development pathway. The RECP will work to make the continent a prime destination for renewable energy investments, as well as to strengthen institutional, scientific and technological cooperation between Africa and Europe. Available at: Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)
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Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
AEEP Co-Chairs and Partners:
African Union Commission.
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development,
Germany. Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs,
Austria. Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Mauritius.
European Commission.African and EU Implementing Teams (12 African countries and all EU member states).
AEEP Secretariat provided by the EU Energy Initiative - Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF).
Focal Points of Stakeholder Groups (from African and EU private sector, research and civil society organisations):Practical Action (civil society, EU)
KITE Ghana (civil society, Africa).
Alliance for Rural Electrification.
ARE (private sector, EU)
South African Wind Energy Association. SAWEA (private sector, Africa).
Joint Research Centre. JRC (research, EU).
Strathmore University, Kenya (research, Africa)