Under Construction
Country Sector Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Title Commitment in UA Status Signature Date
Multinational Power Sovereign Multinational - Nigeria-Niger-Benin-Burkina Faso Power Interconnection Project 36,500,000 Implementation
Djibouti Power Sovereign Djibouti – Geothermal Exploration Project in the Lake Assal Region 10,740,000 Implementation
Multinational Power Sovereign Multinational - Projet d’interconnexion électrique Cameroun- Tchad (composante Tchad) 27,500,000 Implementation
Madagascar Power Sovereign Madagascar - Etude de faisabilité du projet de renforcement et d'interconnexion des réseaux de transport d'énergie électrique 1,000,000 Implementation
Multinational Power Sovereign Multinational - 225KV Guinea-Mali Electricity Interconnection Project 30,000,000 Implementation
Multinational Power Sovereign Multinational - 225KV Guinea-Mali Electricity Interconnection Project 30,000,000 Implementation
Mali Power Sovereign Mali - Mini Hydropower Plants and Related Distribution Networks Development Project (PDM-Hydro) 20,000,000 Implementation


03 Jul 2020

The Recover Better with Sustainable Energy Guide for African Countries

Energy Access
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Recover Better Sustainable Energy Guide

The post-COVID-19 global economic environment will be defined by a prolonged recession and high levels of unemployment as countries worldwide seek to re-ignite their economies. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic recovery, governments have a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity to re-set their economies and address the underlying structures that enable development and competitiveness. Leaders with both the vision and political courage needed can help their countries recover better during the economic stimulus that will take place.

In Africa, it is estimated that 565 million people still lack access to electricity. Without electricity, they lack a basic necessity for poverty alleviation and the ability to build resilience to the global health crisis. To achieve universal electricity access in Africa by 2030, we estimate that an annual investment of about USD 29 billion in electricity infrastructure is required, both for on-grid and off-grid access.

There are an estimated 900 million people in Africa without access to solutions for clean cooking. The health impact of cooking with polluting fuels means increased risk of respiratory disease and vulnerability to COVID-19, and increased exposure to the virus through the collection of firewood and other fuels. An annual investment of about USD 2 billion in clean cooking solutions is required.

This sustainable energy guide highlights the opportunities, benefits and enablers that will help leaders guide their countries onto a more sustainable long-term development trajectory. As African countries recover better, they can also lead by example by translating their recovery actions into updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

Download the report below.