Africa Renewable Energy Initiative


Name of initiative Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI)
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat The Independent Delivery Unit has just moved to Abijan, and is now being set up there.
Organisational structure African Union’s commission, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)’s Agency, the African Group of Negotiators, the African Development Bank, the UN Environment Program (UNEP), and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA):
Geographical coverage Africa
Name of lead organisation
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United Arab Emirates


Description The African Renewable Energy Initiative (Arei) plans to develop at least 10 GW of new renewable energy generation capacity by 2020, and at least 300 GW by 2030, potentially making the continent the cleanest in the world.
Objectives The overall goal of AREI is to produce 300 GW of electricity for Africa by 2030 from clean, affordable and appropriate forms of energy.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Political dialogue, Funding, Technical dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Advocacy, Fundraising, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Goal setting (ex-ante), Awareness raising and outreach
Fundraising — Funds raised
Value (MUS$)8,25
Knowledge dissemination and exchange — Workshops and meetings for exchanging the knowledge
Value (#)33
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Mitigation - Renewable energy
Value (MW installed)10000300000
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Total Mitigation
Value (MtCO2e/yr)600
Comments on indicators and goals Outreach held: 3 in 2016 and similar in 2017. Meetings with decision makers: Participating in several high level event.

Funds raised: In December 2016 AREI received €7 million in support from France and Germany.

How will goals be achieved The CO2 reduction goal is from the report: "Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions", New Climate, PBL, and Yale 2018.
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 56  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 55 Algeria,  Angola,  Benin,  Botswana,  Burkina Faso,  Burundi,  Cameroon,  Cape Verde,  Central African Republic,  Chad,  Comoros,  Congo-Brazzaville,  Congo-Kinshasa,  Cote d'Ivoire,  Djibouti,  Egypt,  Equatorial Guinea,  Eritrea,  Ethiopia,  Gabon,  Gambia,  Ghana,  Guinea,  Guinea Bissau,  Kenya,  Lesotho,  Liberia,  Libya,  Madagascar,  Malawi,  Mali,  Mauritania,  Mauritius,  Morocco,  Mozambique,  Namibia,  Niger,  Nigeria,  Rwanda,  Senegal,  Seychelles,  Sierra Leone,  Somalia,  South Africa,  South Sudan,  Sudan,  Swaziland,  São Tomé and Príncipe,  Tanzania,  Togo,  Tunisia,  Uganda,  Western Sahara,  Zambia,  Zimbabwe
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 1 African Union
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 29 October 2019 10:28:13

Not only have national states as participators