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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”

11-13 February 2014 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Highlights for Wednesday, 12 February 2014
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The official opening session of the Second High-Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) took place on Wednesday morning, with welcome speeches by: Aboubakari Baba Moussa, Director of Infrastructure and Energy Department, AUC, for the AEEP African Co-Chair; Franz Marré, Head of Division, Water, Energy, Urban Development, Geosciences Sector, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, on behalf of the European Co-Chair, Germany; Ambassador Gary Quince, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the African Union; and H.E. Elham Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, AUC.

Participants then convened in a plenary session titled “The Road from 2010 to 2014: Developments of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership.” The session reviewed the origins and history of the AEEP and highlighted key milestones in the partnership so far, including the convening of Stakeholder Consultations and implementation of the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP). The session concluded with a presentation and discussion of the AEEP Status Report on progress, achievements and future perspectives in achieving the AEEP 2020 Targets.

In the afternoon, participants met in plenary for a thematic panel discussion titled “Chicken and Egg?”: Enabling Environment and Energy Investment Projects.” Thereafter, participants convened in three parallel sessions addressing: energy access; energy security and regional integration; and financing renewable energy projects.

In the evening delegates attended a gala dinner organized by the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia.

On Thursday, delegates will continue their deliberations during the high-level segment of the meeting, which will feature keynote addresses and panel discussions with energy ministers and heads of key stakeholder institutions.
Delegates during a plenary session on an enabling environment and energy investment projects
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Panel (L-R): Klaus Rudischauser, Deputy Director General, DG Development and Cooperation, European Commision; Franz Marré, Head of Division 313, Water, Energy, Urban Development, Geosciences Sector, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany; Amb. Gary Quince, Head of Delegation of the EU to the AU; H.E. Elham Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, AUC; Wolfgang Moser, Head of Unit, Department for International Cooperation, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria; and Moderator Aboubakari Baba Moussa, Director, Infrastructure and Energy Department, AUC

H.E. Elham Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, AUC
Amb. Gary Quince, Head of Delegation of the EU to the AU
Franz Marré, Head of Division 313, Water, Energy, Urban Development, Geosciences Sector, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany


Philip Mann, EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI-PDF)
Ingmar Stelter, EUEI-PDF

John Marks, Cross-border Information
Session Moderator Wolfgang Moser

Andrew Amadi, EED Energy, Kenya
Participants engaged in the panel discussion
Alhaji Randolph Foday Bayoh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, Sierra Leone


Bernard Barandereka, AUC
Participants during the session

Bernadette Lahai, Member, Pan-African Parliament
Kandeh Yumkella, UN Special Representative, Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL)

Participants during the discussion
Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, European Commission


Panel (L-R): Jacob Waslander, Head, Climate Change and Energy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands; Robert Pavel Oimeke, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya; Wichard von Harrach, Neo Energies; Albert Butare, Africa Energy Services Group; Klaus Rudischhauser, European Commission; and Moderator Mike Enskat, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Jacob Waslander, the Netherlands
Robert Pavel Oimeke, Kenya
Mike Enskat, GIZ

Klaus Rudischhauser, European Commission
Wichard Von Harrach, Neo Energies
Albert Butare, Africa Energy Services Group

Active participation during the discussion


Panel on Energy Access (L-R): Moderator Ishmael Edjekumhene, Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment; Carsten Hellpap, Energising Development Partnership; Jean Pierre Kedi, Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency, Cameroon; Lennart Deridder, EU; Gifty Tettey, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ghana; Nico Peterschmidt, INENSUS GmbH; Diarra Mahamadou Karamoko, Mali Folkcentre; and Rajcoomar Bikoo, Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Mauritius


Panel on Energy, Security and Regional Integration (L-R): Elijah Sichone, Executive Secretary, Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa; Daniel Schroth, SE4All Africa-Hub Coordinator, African Development Bank; Aboubakari Baba Moussa, Director, Infrastructure and Energy Department, AUC; Roberto Ridolfi, European Commission; Christoph Mayer, Regional Director for Africa, Andritz Hydro, Austria; and Babatunde Adeyemo, Director, West African Power Pool

Moderator Winfried Zarges, GIZ Office at the AUC
Pascal Mavoula, Central Africa Power Pool

Panel on Financing Renewable Energy Projects (L-R): Moderator Johan van den Berg, CEO, South African Wind Energy Association; Rashid Abdallah, Regional Geothermal Programme Expert, AUC; Helke Rüttgers, Head of Division, ACP Policy and Portfolio, European Investment Bank; Admassu Tadesse, CEO and President, PTA Bank, Kenya; Bernard Osawa, Senior Project Manager, Frontier Investment, Denmark; and Willem Dolleman, Director and Founder, Lake Turkana Wind Power, Kenya

Wolfgang Moser, Austria
Frank Wouters, Deputy Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency


Panel (L-R): Wolfgang Moser, Austria; Aboubakari Baba Moussa, Director of Infrastructure and Energy Department, AUC; Phillippe Niyongabo, Head of Energy Division, AUC; and Rajcoomar Bikoo, Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Mauritius

Sahele Fekede, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia, welcomed participants to the gala dinner








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