Second Stakeholder Forum 2016
Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) discusses the ability of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership to tackle Africa’s energy challenges and Germany’s role within the African energy projects.
Ambassador Sergio Mercuri, Minister Plenipotentiary, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation discusses the role of the private sector and bringing stakeholders together at the AEEP’s Second Stakeholder Forum.
Lucy Stevens, Policy and Practice Advisor Energy and Urban Services Practical Action, and Jon Marks, Chairman and Founder of Cross-border Information, discuss the importance of civil society and gender mainstreaming in energy access
David Otieno, Head of the Africa-AU Energy Partnership Secretariat, discusses the partnership of equals, energy targets and monitoring
Dr Elham Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission, discusses the success of the African-EU Energy Partnership, the financing gap and the importance of gender mainstreaming for energy access.
Hary Andriantavy, Executive Secretary of the Club ER and Dr. Abu Dafalla, Director of Infrastructure Development Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), discuss the lack of energy access and potential for rural electrification in Africa.
Sally Gear, Head of Sustainable Energy Team, UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Dr. Mohamed Moussa Omran, First Undersecretary for Research Planning & Authorities’ Follow-up, Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Energy, on Education and job creation within the energy sector.
Aboubakari Baba Moussa, Director Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC) and Felice Zaccheo, Deputy Head of Unit, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change and the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission on communicating the importance of a harmonised strategy, regulatory framework and the mapping of energy initiatives in obtaining energy access goals.
Ina de Visser from the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program (RECP) and Marcus Wiemann from the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) discussing how to close the gap between project developers and investors.
discussing: the role of different stakeholders in the Africa-EU Energy Partnership, the importance of a regulatory environment for investment, and the necessity of increasing energy in remote areas with more than 700 million people in Africa still lacking access.