In the framework of the G7 Energy Ministerial Meeting and under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, Enel Foundation, RES4Africa and the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) will host a side event dedicated to Africa, with the main purpose to analyse the current status of the power market and facilitate the dialogue on how to accelerate sustainable energy access in the continent. Africa’s transition to sustainable energy relies on the appropriate enabling policy and regulatory frameworks on the one hand, and on bottom-up innovation dynamics and business models on the other hand. The empowerment of both will advance energy access in Africa and consequently unlock vast investment and development of opportunities on the continent.

The event will rely on an interactive exchange between relevant stakeholders from both African and G7 countries belonging to national governments, multilateral development organizations, businesses, academia, civil society, and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). The programme will be designed to provide a wide range of stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss ideas, policies, regulatory improvements and share experiences on how to improve access to energy, strengthen energy supply, improve energy efficiency, create job opportunities and consolidate the growth of local economies in rural and urban African contexts. The focus will be on Africa-led input to the G7 Energy Ministerial as well as a contribution to and synergies with the German led G20 on energy in Africa later in the year.

ARE is a supporting partner of the side event.


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Contact details: (by invitation only)

Date events
09 April 2017
Rome, Italy


David Lecoque


+32 2 400 10 00