Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)

The NEPAD Energy Programme strives to increase the continent’s access to energy, in order to drive economic growth and prosperity on the continent. The programme addresses issues of regional infrastructure and market development, efficient usage and utilisation of energy resources, pertaining to all main sources of energy.

The NEPAD Energy Programme implements the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative in Africa. SE4ALL was launched in September 2011 with the aim of achieving three main goals by 2030: providing universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

The SE4ALL Hub for Africa was founded by the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Agency, African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to facilitate the implementation of the SE4ALL initiative on the continent. The Secretariat is hosted at the AfD.. The...

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Africa has taken the lead in responding to the Initiative with 44 African countries out of 84 globally having opted in. Member States are required to set up mechanisms to make universal access to durable modern energy services a priority.

The NEPAD Energy Programme strives to increase the continent’s access to energy, in order to drive economic growth and prosperity on the continent. The programme addresses issues of regional infrastructure and market development, efficient usage and utilisation of energy resources, pertaining to all main sources of energy.

The NEPAD Energy Programme implements the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative in Africa. SE4ALL was launched in September 2011 with the aim of achieving three main goals by 2030: providing universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

The SE4ALL Hub for Africa was founded by the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Agency, African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to facilitate the implementation of the SE4ALL initiative on the continent. The Secretariat is hosted at the AfD.. The hub promotes African ownership, inclusiveness and a comprehensive approach to the initiative’s implementation, mandated by the resolution of the Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa in November 2012.

Results:

Before the launch of the SE4ALL, the African Coordination Hub in July 2013 and the NEPAD Agency took the lead in implementing SE4All through the facilitation of expert meetings, jointly with UNDP, AUC, and AfDB. The meetings resulted in the production of three documents: (i) SE4ALL African Action Plan Guidelines; (ii) Africa’s Strategy for Decentralized Energy Solutions and (iii) Africa Sustainable Charcoal. The documents were endorsed by the Council of Energy Ministers in Africa (CEMA) in 2013.

The NEPAD Agency with support from BizClim (EU Facility for ACP Countries) and UNDP developed the SE4ALL Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus for The Gambia and Kenya in 2014. These are the first two countries not only in Africa but worldwide to develop and validate these two important documents required for funding of high priority energy projects and to set actions to achieve the country’s targets of SE4ALL by 2030.

Through the Africa Hub, eleven countries are currently being supported to develop their Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus.

The NEPAD Agency has partnered with Australian Aid in an Infrastructure Skills for Development (IS4D) Initiative, to build human capacity for the effective implementation of regional infrastructure projects.

 

IS4D targets professionals in public sector agencies, from all...

 

Infrastructure is Africa’s top priority. With low levels of intra-regional economic exchange and the smallest share of global trade, Africa is the least integrated continent in the world....

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Executive Summary

This Investment Prospectus (IP) is a Government of Kenya ’s (GoK) document to attract investments into the country’s energy sector particularly to address the country’s SE4ALL goals of achieving universal access to sustainable energy to all , doubling the global rate of...

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Africa needs a new energy mix
11 March 2016
It is a known fact the electricity access rate in Africa is desperately low. An African uses on average 1,000 kilowatts-hour per year, when a European or an American uses between 7,000 and 14,000!
Kenya has become the second African country to make a concrete commitment towards achieving global renewable energy goals by launching its Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus at a high-level...
  • 21 Jul 2016

    Africa Energy Indaba focuses on developing content and co-ordinating the presentation of the programme so it can be strategically navigated by each delegate, according to their specific field of interest. The more interactive panel discussions during breakaway sessions as well as enhanced...

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