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[Translate to English:] Termine öffentlich

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VENRO Workshop in Addis Ababa

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F.l.t.r.: J.Kotcho (ACDIC), M.Shewarega (CCRDA), Z.Makanya (PELUM), A.Abuom (TAABCO), J.Chilengi (ECOSOCC)

VENRO and the Ethiopian NGO umbrella association “Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association” (CCRDA) held a joint meeting of European and African civil society in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on the 15th 16th July.
The title of the Workshop was “Civil Society and the Joint Africa-EU Strategy”.

African partners of VENRO member organisations discussed issues together with representatives of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC). ECOSOCC is the institutionalised continental representation of African civil society in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy.

The discussion centred on the issue of how African civil society’s involvement in the implementation of the Strategy can be improved. The participants agreed that they wish to become more active in ECOSOCC in future, which was welcomed by the ECOSOCC representatives.
This offers the African partners of the VENRO members the opportunity to bring their positions and demands to bear vis-à-vis political decision-makers.

You will find a detailed programme of the event here.

Dates and Events

Workshop: IRENA and the Africa-EU Energy Partnership
Monday, 14. June 2010 in Berlin

With the founding of the International Agency for Renewable Energies (IRENA) early in 2009 and the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) resolved in Lisbon in 2007, new instruments have been created to promote Renewable Energies in Africa. There, access to affordable, decentralised and sustainable energy supply is key to poverty alleviation.

IRENA and AEEP differ regarding their role and their mandate. The Africa-EU Energy Partnership has opted chiefly for political dialogue, while IRENA focuses on imparting specialist know-how via policy consulting and the establishment of an experts’ network.

The Workshop "New Dynamics for Renewable Energies in Africa − IRENA and the Africa-EU Energy Partnership" intend to make a contribution to how both institutions can promote Africa’s sustainable energy supply, complementing each other. Also at the forefront is the issue of how civil society organisations from Africa and Europe can become more involved.

The event takes place on the 14th of June in Berlin and is organised by German Forum Environment and Development, Church Development Service and VENRO.

You can subscribe to the workshop here.
The programme of the workshop PDF

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Dates  and Events

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The official Agenda of the Africa-EU Partnership.

Position Paper

Read the position paper of the partner conference in Nairobi concerning the Africa-EU Strategy.

Financially supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)