The Second Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) will jointly be hosted by the Italian Government, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the European Union Commission (EC).
The Forum will build on the First Stakeholder meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2012. It envisages participation of 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.
Coming at a time of increased international attention on energy in Africa (including post-COP21 and announcement of SDG7), the main objectives of the second AEEP Stakeholder Forum are 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.
The two day Forum will be split into
- day one, 16 May being a technical thematic stakeholder day, whereas
- day two, 17 May will be dedicated to high level delegates and stakeholders.
Modalities will include a mix of plenary and specially structured panel discussions, targeted networking and Business match-making events as well as media campaigns. An exhibition and fair will be an integral part of the programme running through the entire week.
Source and full event details: Second Stakeholder Forum of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership