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Capacity Enhancement and Mobilisation Action (CEMA) for the Africa EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) . Gordon A. Mackenzie UNEP Risø Centre. Contents of presentation. The AEEP Purpose Road map Status CEMA Background Status Afternoon group work. The AEEP and CEMA.
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Capacity Enhancement and Mobilisation Action (CEMA) for the Africa EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) Gordon A. Mackenzie UNEP Risø Centre
Contents of presentation • The AEEP • Purpose • Road map • Status • CEMA • Background • Status • Afternoongroupwork
The AEEP and CEMA • Note: UNEP and URC are not responsible for the AEEP • The AEEP is a muchlarger, politicallyinitiated action which is beingdeveloped by the EuropanCommission and the African Union Commission, with participation of a number of European and Africancountries at highlevel. • The CEMA is an initiative to assist the Africanstakeholders in taking part in the AEEP and gettingfulladvantage.
The AEEP • The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) is one of the 8 partnerships comprising the Africa-EU Joint Strategy, adopted in Lisbon in December 2007. • a long-term framework for structured political dialogue and cooperation between Africa and the EU on energy issues of strategic importance, reflecting African and European needs. • Through the Partnership, Africa and Europe will work together to develop a shared vision and common policy answers, and to stimulate specific actions that address the energy challenges of the 21st century
The AEEP: • will strengthen the existing Africa-EU dialogue on access to energy and energy security, at local, national, regional, continental and global levels. • aims at mobilising increased financial, technical and human resources in support of Africa's energy development, scaling up European and African investments in energy infrastructure and in energy interconnections within Africa and between Africa and the EU. • promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency, improving the management of energy resources, and mainstreaming CC into development cooperation.
Current situation and objectives for energy in Africa and Europe • Challenge of assuring secure, reliable energy services in the coming decades • Many countries in Africa face the additional challenge of extending access to modern energy services and to safe and sustainable cooking fuels to their entire population. • The need for more effective dialogue on energy access and energy security recognized by African and European countries. • As a result, EU-Africa Heads of State called for the establishment of Africa-EU partnerships during their Lisbon Summit in December 2007.
Current trends in partner regions • Policy and planning documents • Major infrastructure investments, regional integration • Energy access programmes • Access to renewable energy technologies and other clean, efficient, energy technologies is being developed and disseminated in both Europe and Africa. • Many investors attracted to Bioenergy in the effort to identify clean and sustainable alternative energy sources for European and African consumers in rural and urban settings
Gap between actions and objectives • Adequate energy resources exist, but investment in energy production and energy transport infrastructure is inadequate • Diversification of energy sources is not proceeding adequately • Safe and sustainable cooking energy is lacking for the majority of Africans • Access to modern energy services is not growing rapidly enough to power achievement of the MDGs, notably in many countries in Africa
Priority actions for the short, medium and long term • The AEEP aims to mobilise new resources, and improve synergy and coordination among existing activities, in view of attaining the Partnership objectives • In the short term, flexible EU financial instruments (Infrastructure Trust Fund, Energy Facility, bi-lateral cooperation for which the modalities of application can be determined in the near term), and political support by public authorities. • In the medium and long term, the Partnership will aim to attract increased flows of public resources
Priority actions (continued) • Mobilising additional resources and support for access to energy services • Encourage African countries and regions to sustain and strengthen efforts to create adequate political and regulatory frameworks to achieve energy access goals expressed in REC White Papers and national energy access strategies. • Increase EC support to energy access programmes, e.g. the new Energy Facility (200M€), launch expected by the end of 2009. • EU bi-lateral actions in the field of access will be strengthened and replicated
Priority actions • Regional integration of energy systems and markets • Developing energy interconnections between Africa and Europe • Promoting an enabling environment for scaling up investments and mobilising private capital • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency • Reduction of gas flaring and venting • Developing institutional and technical capacity of the AUC, of RECs, of national authorities and of energy operators • Political and technical dialogue, contacts and exchanges
CEMA EUEI-UNEP Capacity Enhancement and Mobilisation Action for Energy in Africa
Background • UNEP/UNEP Risø Centre invited to develop a proposal to support EUEI in connection with Africa-EU Energy partnership • Enhance capacity of African institutions and stakeholders to participate in the dialogue • CEMA project funded by EC programme ENRTP • 4 years, €1.6 million • Start January 2009
CEMA objectives Overall objectives (identical to those of the AEEP): • Effective Africa-EU dialogue on energy access and energy security; • Improved access to reliable, secure, affordable, climate friendly and sustainable energy services for both continents; • Increased European and African investments in energy infrastructure in Africa, including promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Specific objectives of CEMA • Strengthened capacity of African regional and national institutions, mobilising and utilising existing expertise, in areas that underpin sound and appropriate energy policies and interventions, in particular participation in dialogue with development partners including EC and EU Member States. • Improved capacity of key African energy stakeholders to mobilise financing for energy investments, including the financing opportunities associated with the AEEP.
CEMA outputs 1. Action Programme: • needs assessment • capabilities, capacities, limitations and constraints of national and regional energy-sector institutions, specifically related to energy security and energy access • how to address these needs over the project period. 2. Synthesis and Analytical Reports on central issues related to the Immediate Objective and the expected AEEP Outcomes 3. Database of Projects, Programmes and Policies in Africa, focussing on improved access to and security of energy services to private, public and commercial consumers. 4. Targeted Workshops and Seminars for key issues related to the AEEP Outcomes, incorporating policy dialogues. 5. Specific Capacity Building and Enhancement, working in partnership with African institutions and stakeholders on key activities. 6. Follow-up actions related to 5: action and implementation plans, funding schemes and project proposals.
Database of Projects, Programmes and Policies in Africa: focussing on improved access to and security of energy services to private, public and commercial consumers. • More than a database • Web-based information tool • Up-to-date info on projects, programmes and policies
CEMA status • Aftersomedelays, proceedingwith the InceptionPhase • Regional Contact Points beingcontracted • Coordinatingwith the AEEP • First Regional Meeting – Cape Town 25-27 May • Discussionswithstakeholders • Inputs on Capacity and Information Needs • Similar workshop for W, N, C Africaplanned for Dakar, October 2009
Expectations for this workshop • Group workthisafternoon and Wednesday to discusscapacity and information needs, how CEMA canassist • Bilateral discussionswithstakeholders on how CEMA relates to whatyouaredoing and to otherinitiatives • Veryhappy to beable to run this workshop togetherwith GNESD, exploitingsynergies and emphasising the importance of the knowledge and information base that is necessary to make a difference in achievingincreasedenergyaccess.
Thankyou for your attention! • Group workthisafternoon • Meethere at 14:00 • Short briefing and assignment to groups.