The SEforALL Africa Hub has the mission to facilitate the implementation of SEforALL Initiative in Africa. It is part of a regional Hubs network established within the Multilateral development banks.
The SEforALL Africa Hub was launched at the AfDB’s Annual Meetings in Marrakesh in 2013, being the first regional Hub to be established. Its mandate derives from a resolution of the Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa (CEMA) of November 2012 tasking the AUC, NPDA and AfDB to coordinate and facilitate SEforALL implementation in Africa.
The Africa Hub promotes African ownership, inclusiveness and a comprehensive approach to the Initiative’s implementation. Its main activities include provision of guidance for the SEforALL country action processes globally and in Africa, delivering of technical assistance to partner countries, networking and communication, and mobilization of financing.
The Africa Hub works in close collaboration with other AfDB activities, notably: (1) The African Climate Technology Centre (ACTC), a GEF funded project implemented by AfDB which on the mitigation front supports the implementation of the SEforALL Initiative in Africa; and (2) The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), a multi-donor trust fund administered by the African Development Bank to support small- and medium-scale clean energy and energy efficiency projects in Africa.