Launch of Cote d'Ivoire Page of the Africa Energy Portal
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
In 2018, when we set out to launch the Africa Energy Portal (AEP), we had one goal in mind: to create a one-stop-shop for accurate, reliable, relevant, and up-to-date information on Africa’s energy sector. Where energy sector stakeholders could access critical information and statistics on investment flows and deals, regulatory performance, socio-economic outcomes of power projects, and the vast opportunities on the continent, especially in renewable energy.
Our quest was in response to the many information deficiencies on Africa’s energy data that hinder optimal participation in the energy sector. It was an ambitious undertaking, but one that has proved to be worthwhile, and one that was well received by stakeholders who, like us, had experienced the same challenges we set out to resolve. Together with partners including regional organizations, regulators, utilities, developers, in-country statistics agencies among others, we embarked on collecting, validating and presenting high quality, relevant and up-to-date data on Africa’s energy sector. Less than a year later, the AEP, hosted by the African Development Bank, is quickly becoming the go-to platform for information and knowledge-sharing amongst Africa’s energy sector stakeholders and experts.
Today, we launch the Cote d’Ivoire page, produced by the Bank in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The comprehensive page is a result of extensive effort, teamwork, and consultations that leveraged the Bank’s energy sector and statistical expertise, as well as expertise from our partners in order to consolidate and generate data and statistics on Cote Ivoire’s energy sector.
This country page, is true testament of what we can achieve for the continent’s energy sector when we work in collaboration. It is also, the first of the many successes that we hope to replicate over the coming months for other country sectors across the continent.
We have received several requests for collaboration and contribution, and welcome further partnerships with energy sector stakeholders who share our urgency and commitment to power the continent. Please reach out to us, and let us work together.
I welcome you all to engage with the Cote d'Ivoire country page, and to share your feedback with us. And I sincerely thank and congratulate the Bank’s team, and the IFC team for this formidable output!
Wale Shonibare, Acting Vice-President, Power, Energy, Climate Change & Green Growth, African Development Bank.
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