Founded at the African Climate Summit in September 2023 by Kenya, Ethiopia, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe, with support from Denmark, Germany, the UAE and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Accelerated Partnership for Renewables in Africa (APRA) aims to accelerate energy transitions in respective countries. At CoP28 in Dubai, leaders of APRA countries and partners underscored its role in galvanizing action and inspiring global climate leadership through a joint declaration. Under the leadership of African nations, APRA intends to expand all forms of renewable energy to support resilient and inclusive green growth.
As part of this process, IRENA is supporting countries in organising country-level consultative meetings, outcomes of which will inform the process of developing country-specific work plans within a broader perspective of kick-starting an ambitious rollout for renewables deployment. The discussions will lead to a better understanding of the national priorities and energy transition ecosystem including cross cutting aspects touching on economic growth and industrial development, job creation, improving lives and livelihoods and other development ambitions. This will be achieved through the engagement of a broad range of national and international stakeholders.
The Multistakeholder Consultative Workshop relies on inclusive and focused discussions with stakeholders on a range of country-specific priority areas relevant to the clean energy transition. The upcoming Rwanda workshop to be held on 15 Feb, in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure, will be supported by a series of bilateral consultations with government entities and partners to draw up a detailed planning and coordination framework for the development and implementation under the umbrella of this partnership.
Closed meeting, by invitation only.