The Energy Access work stream of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership has launched a call for proposals and invites all Young Leaders in Africa and Europe to apply for the Young Leaders in Energy Access Award. Up to five Young Leaders in the field of energy access will be invited to the ARE Energy Access Investment Forum held on March 22-23 in Lisbon, Portugal, with all expenses covered.
The Young Leaders will get the opportunity to share their ideas and recommendations to improve energy access in Africa with a wide group of energy experts and high-level stakeholders, including the European Commission, the African Union Commission, the UN and the World Bank. The Young Leaders will also have the chance to broaden their knowledge of business opportunities for clean energy access and will receive a trophy acknowledging their contribution to bring sustainable energy access to Africa.
Who should apply?
- You are between 21 - 35 years old
- You have a European or African nationality
- You are an advocate for energy access in your community or at your institution, who works to bring sustainable energy access to communities in Africa.
Deadline for application: 21 February 2017.
The Energy Access work stream under the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) is mandated to: close the gaps between public, private, NGO and the academic sector; promote business and technology solutions to effectively tackle energy access; raise public interest for clean energy access as a topic; where necessary, contribute to the SE4All and SDG 7 processes on energy access.
The work stream is part of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), a long-term framework for strategic dialogue between Africa and the European Union (EU) aimed at sharing knowledge, setting political priorities and developing joint programmes on the key energy issues and challenges in the 21st century. The overall objective of the AEEP is to improve access to secure, affordable and sustainable energy for both continents, with a special focus on increasing investment in energy infrastructure in Africa.