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Africa Power Vision

2014 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
NEPAD Agency

African partners
Pan-African organisation, Government

Names of African partners involved
African Union Commission; NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency; Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); African Development Bank; Power Africa / USAID

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad Republic, Comoros, Congo, Libya, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Republic, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara, Mauritius

Renewables, Non Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream), Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Grant, Equity

Main objectives
Africa Power Vision seeks to drive and rapidly accelerate the implementation of critical energy projects in Africa through the AU Technical Body, NPCA. There are five pillars that form the bedrock of the vision; these are (i) leveraging domestic resources, (ii) driving GDP growth with electrification, (iii) scale-up of power through regional integration, (iv) running our power assets efficiently and (v) mobilising all available resources.

Main activities
The APV’s implementation plan seeks to operationalise its concept note by proposing a methodology (rationale and process) for selecting energy projects for acceleration via a NEPAD Project Prioritisation Considerations Tool (PPCT). By filtering potential projects in order to establish a shortlist of priority projects, the PPCT assists in identifying high-priority, transformative, replicable energy projects with broad-ranging regional impact, for rapid implementation.



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