The East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) will be co-organising the second edition of the Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa (SEFEA) on 22-24 June 2021. The event is supported by GET.invest, a European programme supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria; and UNIDO. The event will be held in English and French with simultaneous translations.

SEFEA will be organised virtually over 3 days with four overarching themes:

  • Thematic Session I: Powering rural job creation in EAC with decentralised renewable energies
  • Thematic Session II: Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances in EAC and SADC (EELA)
  • Thematic Session III: Innovative financing of productive uses of energy and cold chain
  • Thematic Session IV: Scaling up access to clean cooking in the EAC region

The Forum will feature:

  • Presentations from public sector stakeholders on progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of DRE in achieving these goals by 2030;
  • Interactive topical discussions with public and private sector stakeholders pertaining to the key themes of SEFEA;
  • Pitches from selected private sector companies and start-ups offering innovative DRE solutions and business models to energise the EAC region;
  • Virtual 1:1 meetings during the GET.invest Matchmaking before, during and after the event to increase partnerships;
  • A deep-dive workshop focusing on DRE in Burundi.


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Date events
22 June 2021 to 24 June 2021


Inès van Oldeneel

Business & Market Development Officer

+32 2 400 10 00