AfDB Workshop on SE4ALL Action, 29 – 30 May 2014

May 26, 2014

A SE4All workshop on the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus Process in East, Central and Southern Africa was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 29-30 May 2014.

The workshop came at a critical moment for the advancement of SE4All in Africa and intended to accelerate the country action process ensuring the highest degree of coherence, consistency and coordination of partners. Specifically, the Action Agenda development workshop – regional launch in East, Central and Southern Africa – has the following objectives:

(i) Provide stakeholders with an update on the development of the SE4ALL initiative globally and in Africa;

(ii) Familiarize stakeholders with the SE4ALL country action process and notably the SE4ALL Action Agenda template that should guide the development of Action Agendas in African opt-in countries;

(iii) Discuss the state of play of SE4ALL in the seven East, Central and Southern African focal countries and outline the implementation process of development of the SE4ALL AA for each country;

(iv) Identify best practices and lessons learned to date regarding the SE4All country action process with a view to improve coordination on the ground;

(v) Present support mechanisms of regional and international partners for SE4ALL country action processes.

Participants included representatives of the regional economic communities, government representatives (including SE4ALL focal points) of the East, Central and Southern African focal countries for 2014, SE4All partners, the Global Facilitation Team, the SE4All Africa Hub and other partners.

Jacob Hansen from the EE Hub provided an update to the participants on the development of the EE Hub in terms of establishing the HUB, focus on the work plan and the process so far. The presentation focused on elements of the EE Hub work plan that could potentially feed into the Country Action Agendas and provide support in implementing them.

See the EE Hub presentation Addis-Ababa-30-05-2014.