Day 1 / 11 Feb 2014
Delegates at the Second High-Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) participated in side events and stakeholder consultations on Tuesday, 11 February. In the morning, a session co-organized by Practical Action, the Kumasi Institute of Technology Energy and Environment (KITE) and Hivos focused on accelerating inclusive energy access solutions and policy through partnerships with civil society. Participants discussed a draft civil society statement to be appended to the meeting declaration.
Two stakeholder workshops also took place in the morning to review progress in the implementation of the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP); and provide input for a draft mini-grid policy toolkit developed by EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI-PDF), Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification.
box: photo series
In the afternoon, participants met in two parallel sessions on: the role of data collection in energy investments, policymaking and access; and financial models and private-sector case studies on rural electrification.
Delegates are set to meet in expert sessions on Wednesday, 12 February, intended to showcase the achievements of African and European partners in the context of the 2020 Targets of the AEEP.
Summary and pictures are provided by IISD Reporting Services.
For full summary and more pictures, please check the IISD website.