The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa reports record number of transactions in 2020, secures $90 million in new funding

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved seven high-impact projects worth $54 million in 2020, its best year in spite of challenging Covid-19 conditions, according to its recently released 2020 Annual Report. SEFA, managed by the African Development Bank, focuses on green baseload, green mini-grid, and energy efficiency investments. The Fund, founded in 2011, transformed into a Special Fund on 31 October 2019. The report, titled Building Foundations for Success, also details the Fund’s success in attracting increased donor […]

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Africa Oil Week is known for gathering vast numbers of African and international energy ministers

African Union Commission, AfCFTA and former heads of state from Nigeria and Malawi amongst first government leaders confirmed for Africa Oil Week 2021 Hyve Group Plc, organisers of Africa Oil Week ( have released the first line-up of Ministers who will be attending the 2021 event due to take place in Dubai 8-11 November. The initial line-up consists of two former African Presidents, Commissioner for the African Union Commission, Secretary General for AfCFTA and Ministers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, […]

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Senegal Commits to African Energy Week 2021

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Confirmed attendance by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Petrosen and COS-Petrogaz reaffirm regional cooperation and partnerships A strong delegation of industry leaders from Senegal have committed to the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) ( first-ever African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, to be held in Cape Town on the 9th-12th November 2021. With official attendance confirmations made by H.E. Aissatou Sophie Gladima, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal’s national oil company, Petrosen, and the strategic organizational committee COS-Petrogaz, AEW 2021 is […]

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Invest Africa and DLA Piper partner to support ESG best practice in African renewable energy projects

The project will assemble experts from the worlds of impact investment, development finance and law The global law firm, DLA Piper, has partnered with Invest Africa (, the leading trade and investment platform for African markets, to support the development of ESG best practice in African renewable energy projects. Clear Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets and measurements have become an increasingly important part of fundraising as investors seek to align their portfolios with sustainable growth. For a continent boasting […]

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U.S. Africa Energy Forum 2021 Launches: Promotes U.S. Role as Primary Investor in African Energy

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The multi-day forum unites U.S. and African policymakers, energy executives and industry leaders to create new linkages and foster discussions The U.S. Africa Energy Forum 2021 – organized by Africa Oil & Power, in partnership with the African Energy Chamber’s U.S.-Africa Committee – will foster alignment between U.S. and African governments’ energy policies and highlight African oil, gas, power and renewable projects across the energy value chain for U.S. investors; the multi-day forum unites U.S. and African policymakers, energy executives […]

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Information is power: data is key to closing gender gaps in energy access in Kenya

Gender-specific data, especially detailed information on how women and men use financial resources, is needed to improve interventions geared to closing the gender gap in energy access, the African Development Bank said during a recent webinar on strengthening gender mainstreaming in Kenya’s energy sector. The Bank has been engaging policy makers in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania through the release of a series of gender and energy country briefs. The briefs provide recommendations to government policymakers and other stakeholders to […]

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Uganda: Push for women’s access to energy will boost economic participation and gender equality

Uganda is implementing initiatives to enhance women’s access to clean energy in the form of energy-efficient cooking stoves and home lighting solutions, which will accelerate progress toward gender equality and increase women’s participation in the economy. At a virtual workshop held on 23 February, Uganda’s Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development Simon D’Ujanga said the ministry was pushing ahead with initiatives to expand women’s access to clean energy solutions and tackle gender violence. The event, organised by the […]

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African Energy Chamber Advisory Board Book now available for pre-order

The Road to Recovery book addresses the unprecedented challenges of 2020 which had significant impacts on the African energy industry The African Energy Chamber’s ( (“Chamber”) first book titled African Energy Road to Recovery: How the African Energy Industry Can Reshape Itself for a Post-Covid-19 Comeback (“Road to Recovery”) is now available for pre-order across all major online retailers. Levering the expertise of its advisory board members, the Road to Recovery book addresses the unprecedented challenges of 2020 which had […]

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