Reinforcement of RE promotion in the PALOP support

ALER and GET.invest (former RECP) have signed a cooperation agreement to support the promotion of renewable energy markets in Portuguese-speaking countries. The partnership comes under the umbrella of support from the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria for GET.invest to help build sustainable energy markets in partner 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 organisation of small and large information events; support to build capacity to national associations; implement outreach and mobilization activities; support in training of companies and developers in target countries. Tha partnership follows earlier collaboration between ALER and GET.invest's predecessor, the RECP.

The current project duration is 26 months and was implemented in June 2019.