All success stories

Success stories illustrate concrete examples of the Africa-EU Partnership in action. Use the drop-down menu to find stories by area of cooperation or country, or browse through the most recently uploaded stories below.

Support to AMISOM - the African Union Mission in Somalia

The EU has been a major funder of AMISOM since its initial deployment in 2007. Its assistance – worth over € 590 million to date – aims to help AMISOM fulfil its UN mandate and is part of the EU’s long-term,...

The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative

The GGWSSI was launched by African leaders in 2007 to promote the sustainable management of natural resources in arid zones of the continent. This EU-funded project (2011-13) helped build capacities of...

AfricaConnect project

Funded by the European Commission (€ 11.8 million, 2011-15), AfricaConnect is building a high-capacity Internet network for research and education in Eastern and Southern Africa, thus improving connectivity between African countries and linking them...

Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme

Launched in 2011, the RECP is a multi-donor, long-term programme to develop renewable energy markets in Africa, with a budget of € 11 million to date. It aims to tackle barriers in the market, support partnerships and investment, and...

The Desertec Industrial Initiative aims to tap into the enormous solar power potential of the Sahara through a pilot project which will see the implantation, in Morocco, of solar power systems, photovoltaic systems and wind parks on 17 000 sq km of the Sahara Desert.

The Desertec...

The Support for the Harmonisation of the ICT Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa project (HIPSSA) promotes the use of harmonised ICT policies and regulatory frameworks. It also provides human and institutional capacity building in this vital sector.

Launched in December 2008, the...

The first Pan-African action against trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW) was officially launched in early 2010 with support from the EU. The three-year initiative will support peace and security in the region by actively fighting against the proliferation of firearms and...

A joint Africa-EU project in Rwanda is helping to improve the access of rural populations to electricity by developing the use of renewable energy sources such as hydroelectricity and solar power.

In its strategic energy plan, the Rwandan government has committed to increase...

The long-running Olkaria geothermal power project has a dual purpose: to safeguard sustainable, clean power supplies in Kenya and to decrease dependency on less-environment-friendly fossil fuels from abroad.

Conventional energy sources, like fossil fuel and weather-dependent...

The European Union is providing € 5.5 million to Sierra Leone and Liberia to establish a new Trans-boundary Peace Park and to save the last intact rainforests in the Upper Guinea Area.

The vast Upper Guinean Rainforest, which once covered large parts of coastal West Africa...

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