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European Union’s Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)

2015 - 2019

Implementing agencies
DG International Cooperation and Development (European Commission)

African partners
Government, Other public body, Private sector, Civil society

Names of African partners involved

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Single donor, Multilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
European Commision

Geographical scope
Regional, Country

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, 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, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
The objective of the TAF is to 1) improve the policy and regulatory framework conditions aiming at providing attractive and enabling conditions for 2) increased public and private investment in achieving the SE4ALL goals.

Main activities
- Policy & Reform: assist national stakeholders in defining a coherent way forward in creating enabling policies and regulatory frameworks - Capacity building: prerequisite for sustainable implementation of policies and regulations, neces¬sary step in the development of knowledge and skills for RES & EE - Investment projects planning support: prioritizing and preparing infrastructure projects ensuring coherence with national policies. - Mobilizing funds and partnerships: Leverage funds from a diversity of sources are brought together with the support of technical assistance - Industrial and technology cooperation: supports the establishment of regional networks gathering lo¬cal and international professionals



Contact information
Georgios Grapsas, Policy Advisor

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