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African Energy Information System

2012 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
 The African Energy Commission

African partners
Pan-African organisation, Regional Organisation, Government

Names of African partners involved

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

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, Mayotte Island, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Principe, Reunion Island, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara, Mauritius, Western Sahara

Renewables, Non Renewables, Electricity, Energy Efficiency

Sub Sectors (Electricity)

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

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

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
In order to fulfilling its mandate, AFREC has created a first ever a comprehensive “African Energy Information System (AEIS)” and database through creation of a series of energy databases of which the “African Energy Statistics Database” (AESD) has already developed, published and disseminated since 2012 annually in addition to the Biomass Database and Hydropower Database.

Main activities
AFREC in collaboration with the Ministers in-Charge of Energy in Africa established a network of National Focal Points in the Ministries in-charge of energy around the continent to collect the energy data of their countries and assist in the creation of the African Energy Information System (AEIS).



Contact information

 The African Energy Commission (AFREC) 

02 Rue Chenoua, BP 791 Hydra,

16035 Algiers, Algeria

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