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Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI)

2015 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
African Union

African partners
Pan-African organisation, Government, Other public body, Private sector

Names of African partners involved
Committee of African Heads of State on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa (CEMA), African Union Commission, NEPAD Agency, African Group of Negotiators

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
African Development Bank, UNEP, IRENA, Africa- EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)

Geographical scope

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

Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
The AREI seeks to: 1) help achieve sustainable development, enhance human well-being, and support sound economic development by ensuring universal access to sufficient amounts of clean, appropriate and affordable energy, and 2) help African countries leapfrog towards renewable energy systems that support their low-carbon development strategies while enhancing economic and energy security.

Main activities
- Mapping and Coordination of Existing and Future RE Initiatives (planned) - Strengthening Policy, Regulatory, Support and Incentives Frameworks (planned) - Concerted Capacity Building across Stakeholders at All Levels (planned) - Mobilization of finance for incentives and investment - Project development and support



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