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African Energy Leaders Group (AELG)

2015 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
Secretariat hosted by the AfDB in conjunction with the SE4All Africa Hub

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

Names of African partners involved
African political leaders, private sector leaders, African Union Commission, and others

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
African Development Bank, SE4All, UNDP

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, 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, Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency, Cooking Energy

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

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
The AELG aims to be an authoritative, high-level dialogue facility and voice of public and private sector and energy leaders on the continent. The primary purpose of the AELGs is to inject momentum into the energy for sustainable development agenda in Africa. AELG will function as a powerful integrator of member competencies to communicate clear visions, build coalitions, catalyze public-private partnerships, leverage political support, and mobilize funds for sustainable energy and development initiatives on the continent.

Main activities
- Identification of solutions for regional energy sector problems and unblocking the bottlenecks for trans-boundary energy projects - Building of regional and thematic collaborations, to push the agenda of regional energy integration. - Support to energy reforms and energy programs that contribute to the pursuit of the SE4All objectives



Contact information
Daniel-Alexander Schroth,

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