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Africa- EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program (RECP)

2010 - ongoing

Implementing agencies

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

Names of African partners involved
African Union (AU), East African Community (EAC), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Southern African Development Community (SADC)

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Initial financing by European Commission supplemented by the Governments of Austria, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands

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, Heating and Cooling

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
Contribute substantially to the ambitious political objectives of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) to increase access to modern energy services and accelerate the use of renewable energy in Africa by promoting renewable energy market development

Main activities

- Policy advisory services (country, regional and thematic studies and dialogue events)

- Private sector cooperation (organisation of match-making events, provision of basic information on project preparation and financing support mechanisms, market studies)

- Access to finance (operational in 02/2016; support to renewable energy project preparation and linking services with financing instruments)

- Skills development



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