The organization of and the participation in workshops and events is an important component of this engagement. Specifically, the Africa Hub has organizes and participates in three types of events: 

  1. SEforALL Africa workshops, that helps to shape the Initiative at the global and regional level;
  2. High-level conferences; and 
  3. Country and regional implementation workshops

SEforALL Africa Workshops organized by the Hub

In March 2017, the fourth Sustainable Energy for All Africa Workshop was held in Abidjan, with the theme: Joining foorces for universal energy access. The workshop saw the partecipation of Ms. Kyte, CEO and SRSG for SEforALL, and provided reccomendations on implementation structures, coordination of initiatives and acceleration on the implmementation of the initiative in Africa. 

Previoulsy, the Hub held the following events. 

In December 2013 the Hub organised the first of these events in Tunis whose main outcome was an agreement on the principle that a certain degree of uniformity and standardization in the implementation on the SEforALL Initiative in Africa is required. The 2013 workshop concretely led to the development of the Country Action Reference Document (CARDS) and the Action Agenda template.

One year later, in January 2015, the Hub organized the 2nd Abidjan workshop on advancing SEforALL country action in Africa at AfDB headquarters in Abidjan . The workshop was attended by key stakeholders: SEforALL country focal points, development partners, regional institutions, and civil society organizations. The workshop assessed the progress made to date on the development of SEforALL AA/IPs and explored quality assurance options and targeted follow-up to AAs/IPs. (See the Outcome document).

In February 2016, the Hub organised the 3rd annual workshop on advancing SEforALL country Actions, from 9 to 11February whose focus is on the implementation of the country actions, coordination of energy initiatives, country level tracking and reporting. The workshop also features four side events on renewable energy implementation, IRENA marketplace, 

High level Conferences

To which the Hub contributed included:

Country and Regional Implementation workshops 

  • The Hub is collaborating with the ECOWAS Centre on Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) on the development of the Action Agendas in all the ECOWAS countries following a workshop on the Development of ECOWAS EE and RE Policies and SEforALL Initiative in March 2014 in Abidjan. The meeting was attended by representatives of the 15 ECOWAS countries and saw the validation by participants of the Action Agenda (AA) template for its development in the ECOWAS countries (more info here).
  • One year later, in March 2015, ECREEE convened a follow-up workshop on RE & EE National Action Plans and SEforALL Action Agendas in Abidjan, hosted and supported by the Hub, to make the point of the status of advancement in each country, facilitate regional exchanges, provide guidance as needed to complete the processes, support networking between countries and development partners and plan for the follow-up actions (more info here). 
  • In May 2014, the Hub organized a workshop on SEforALL Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus processes in East, Central and Southern Africa in Addis Ababa that was attended by representatives of focus countries from the region and key development partners.
  • In October 2014 the Hub participated in a regional meeting in Yaoundé Cameroon on the ECCAS-CEMAC white paper on energy access. The Ministers adopted a resolution encouraging the Central African countries to embark on the process of developing SEforALL Action Agendas and Investment Prospectuses. The white book s available here
  • In November 2014, the Hub organized a stakeholder workshop in Harare to brief Zimbabwean authorities on SEforALL country action processes and the next steps in terms of development of the SEforALL Action Agenda.
  • In November 2014, the Hub actively contributed to the 1st Forum on Renewable Energy (FoDER) in the context of UN-led Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) initiative organised in Kinshasa, DRC. The event was very well attended with some 150-200 participants and highlighted the potential for renewable energy in the DRC and the framework that is being put in place to attract private investments
  • In April 2015, the Hub organized a workshop on Regional Workshop on Country Preparation for SEforALL Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus in Yaoundé, focusing on Central and Southern African countries that are about to embark on the AA/IP process.