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Call for Action and Commitments

This Call for Action and Commitments is intended to develop a comprehensive portfolio of activities that contribute to the 2020 Targets of the AEEP. The actions/contributions will be presented at the Second Stakeholder Forum of the AEEP in Milan and ultimately culminate into an Action Programme for the Achievement of the AEEP 2020 Targets. By participating in the Call, you — or your organization — will have the opportunity to contribute to the initiation of a new Action Programme on energy between Africa and the EU.

The 2020 Targets are:


Energy Security

to modern an sustainable energy services to at least an additional

100 million Africans


  • the capacity of cross-border electricity interconnections
  • the use of natural gas
  • African gas exports to Europe

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

10,000 MW

of new hydropower

5,000 MW

of wind power


the capacity of all other renewables

500 MW

of all forms of solar power


Increase energy efficiency in Africa in all sectors

The Call invites governments, international organisations and non-state actors to propose actions and commitments that will help to substantially increase energy access, energy security as well as the use of renewable and energy efficiency sources.

There are no plans to negotiate individual proposals at or before the Conference. All actions and commitments included in the Call will be of a voluntary nature.

Submission of Proposals

Governments, international organizations, private sector players and non-state actors wishing to contribute to the Action Programme are invited to fill in the attached form and to submit it to the AEEP Secretariat at the address given below. In view of the limited time left before the Second Stakeholder Forum, intended contributions to the Action Programme should be submitted as soon as possible (by 10 May 2016 at the latest), even if some of the information is of a preliminary nature. There will be further opportunities to update/elaborate provisionally provided information after the Forum.

Turning Commitments into Action!

In recognition of the challenges involved in achieving the AEEP 2020 Targets and in appreciation of the high-level participation at the 2nd Stakeholder Forum of the AEEP, proposed actions and commitments should satisfy the following criteria: significance, novelty, additionality and monitoring.

For detailed information on the Call, the criteria as well as exemplary actions, please refer to the AEEP Call for Action and Commitments.

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
  • Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Politecnico di Milano/University of Milan
  • Terna Group