Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Africa-EU Energy Partnership

11-13 February 2014. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Second High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) - “Taking the Next Step: Africa and the EU are tackling energy challenges together”

This meeting was jointly hosted by the Ethiopian Government, the Governments of Austria, Germany and Mauritius, and the African and European Co-Chairs of the AEEP: the African Union Commission (AUC) and the European Commission. Organization of the meeting was under the responsibility of the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF), which serves as the AEEP Secretariat.

The meeting was attended by over 450 African and European political and business leaders, high-level experts and heads of international energy institutions, as well as members of civil society, the private sector and the research community, who gathered to review progress in implementing the AEEP 2020 Targets and discuss how to shape future Africa-EU relations in the energy sector. The Summary of this meeting is available in PDF format

Stories on the Ground
An exhibition showcasing technological innovations by diverse energy stakeholders also took place in parallel to the HLM.

Some livestock farmers in Cameroon with animal dung are now adopting bio gas technology facilities in a bid to improve sustainable natural resource management by improving soil fertility and to reduce deforestation for fuel wood. These bio gas digesters have enhanced the social status of these farmers in their communities and have reduced their dependent on fuel wood leading to environmental conservation.

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