Development cooperation ,21.12.2012

Support to EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF)


Finland supports the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership under its Action Area 4: Technology, Innovation and Capacity Development which aims at developing the next generation of energy professionals in Africa and supporting technology development and innovation. With contributions from Austria and Finland, this project focuses on two sets of activities: 1) a policy and planning exercise and analysis in order to conceptually further develop the Action Area and thereby guide activities on renewable energy research, innovation, and education in Africa, and 2) the provision of support to vocational training and higher education. Based on a labour market requirements analysis and subsequent capacity needs assessment for these activities, activities on vocational training and higher education will be initiated by partner demand but will notably rest on the prime principle of the RECP: complementing already existing donor initiatives (such as the Environment and Energy Partnership (EEP) supported by the governments of Finland, Austria, and UK). In order to best complement such existing initiatives, activities will initially predominantly focus on Eastern, Southern, and potentially West Africa. Activities will be implemented through the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF), a EU funding instrument to support policy-level work on energy sector. The instrument is supported by a small secretariat hosted by GIZ. EUEI PDF that has extensive experience in the energy sector in Africa can draw on the network of education specialists within GIZ as well as from Finland, Austria and other EU countries. The consultancy services for the project are tendered under GIZ procurement rules and published on their web site.

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Funding decision  21.12.2012

300 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - mitigation

Field of activity

  • Power generation/renewable sources 100%

Special target group

  • youth

Funding channel

Kolmannen maan julkinen sektori (delegoitu yhteistyö)



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