Eptisa will provide technical assistance to the Western and Central Africa through the EU's "Sustainable Energy for All" initiative (SE4All)

The project will be implemented over a period of four years and will support the African countries and regional organizations

January 10 2014

The European Union has awarded to Eptisa, in consortium, a project to provide technical assistance to the countries and regional organizations located in Western and Central Africa within the framework of the "Sustainable Energy for All" initiative (SE4All).

In 2011, this initiative was launched by the UN Secretary-General with the aim to achieve three main objectives by 2030: ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

The EU, supporting the SE4All initiative, has created a Technical assistance mechanism to support developing countries committed to achieve the SE4All objectives through sector reforms and increase the investments in the energy sector.

The general objective of the project is to support, within the SE4All initiative framework, the developing countries in improving their policies and regulatory frameworks in order to develop favourable and interesting conditions to produce an increase of the public and private investments in the areas of access to energy, energy supply, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The specific objective of this contract is to provide technical assistance to countries located in Western and Central Africa (including the regional structures) to produce an improvement in their administrative and technical capabilities in the areas of analysis, development and implementation of sector policy, as well as to accelerate and efficiently implement their sector reform policies in the areas of access to energy, energy supply, renewable energy and energy efficiency. With this, the implementation of investment projects will be facilitated to develop necessary infrastructure to achieve the SE4All objectives.

The consortium will implement the project during 4 years, between December 2013 and December 2017.


 
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