Support to the promotion of renewable energy markets in Portuguese speaking countries

ALER and RECP - Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme have signed a cooperation agreement to support the promotion of renewable energy markets in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Under the agreement, the parties will cooperate to contribute to broad and sustained market development for Renewable Energy (RE) in Africa. The specific objective is the mobilisation of European and African RE companies for joint business development in Portuguese-speaking African RE markets.

The agreement foresees different activities in order to bring together African and European stakeholders active in the RE market by providing a platform to create joint business and project development in African Portuguese-speaking countries. It includes the translation of relevant documents into Portuguese, the active collection and dissemination of information regarding African Portuguese-speaking RE markets and international support services and instruments, and the organization of information and matchmaking events.

The initial project duration is 16 months, running until December 2017.