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AEEP Forum 2021 Highlights New Voices and Solutions for the African Energy Transition

Nov 04 2021


Bonn, Germany – 4 November, 2021 – On 20 October 2021, the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) Forum 2021 “Aligning Energies for a Green and Prosperous Africa” attracted more than 500 stakeholders to reflect on Africa and Europe’s unique partnership on energy. Participants analysed how this partnership can be further leveraged to foster both continents’ goals on energy and climate.

The half-day virtual event convened representatives from the public and private sectors, as well as academia and civil society. Taking place at a decisive moment, shortly after the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy, before the AU-EU Ministerial Meeting, and in the run-up to COP26 and the 6 AU-EU Summit, the AEEP Forum allowed participants to add their voices to what the energy transition means to them, and how it can secure a green and prosperous future in Africa.

“Africa cannot just be the source of raw materials. We should be thinking about an Africa where the battery systems are made in Africa, where the software and other components needed for the smart-grids are made in Africa. An Africa where the components for transmission lines we need for the global energy trade are made in Africa. That is an important dimension Europe should be looking at.”

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, co-chair, Africa-Europe Foundation Strategy Group on Energy

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Source: Africa-EU Energy Partnership