The African Development Bank (AfDB), as host of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Africa Hub, has organized a two-day workshop in Tunis with representatives of partner institutions.
The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Global Facilitation Team headed by Kandeh Yumkella, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on SE4ALL, the AfDB said in a statement on Wednesday.
Since its launch, more than 80 Governments from around the world have formally engaged with the initiative, with 42 African countries “opted-in”.
The statement said the workshop was successful in agreeing on a common framework and methodology to move SE4ALL forward at country-level, notably the development of SE4ALL Action Agendas and Investment Prospectuses that would provide a tool for mobilizing public and, in particular, private sector investments in the energy sector.
It said the participants also agreed on a tentative list of around 10 African countries on which efforts would focus in 2014.
AfDB President Donald Kaberuka, who is also an SE4ALL Advisory Board Member, said that the Bank considered it critical for the success of SE4ALL to be able to relatively quickly demonstrate concrete progress at the country level.
The workshop followed the 2nd Advisory Board meeting of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative held in New York on November 26-27, 2013.