ALER was part of the few invited to the official visit of the President of the African Development Bank to Portugal, which took place at the Great Hall of the Ministry of Finance, on the 13thof November 2017.
The Executive Director of ALER, Isabel Cancela de Abreu, took part on the round table “Strategic partnerships with the African Development Bank (AfDB), organized by the Planning, Strategy, Evaluation and International Relations Office (GPEARI) of the Ministry of Finance.
ALER considers the dialogue with the President Adesina and the other entities presented in this round table, was crucial to strengthen the sharing of experience and knowledge of the national agents in Africa with the Bank officials for the priority areas of the AfDB and on the other hand to promote a better understanding of the strategic priorities of the Bank in the following years.
In particular, ALER expects to give an important contribution to one of the five priority areas of the bank, designated High 5, the “Light Up & Power Africa” and the New Deal on Energy for Africa, as well as to the other AfDB initiatives such as the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), currently with projects in Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe, the SE4All Africa Hub hosted in the bank, and the Green Mini-Grid Market Development Program (GMG MDP) in coordination with the SE4ALL Clean Energy Mini-Grid High Impact Opportunities group.
The event was an important milestone to lay the foundations for future partnerships between ALER and the African Bank, in particular in the African Lusophone Countries. We will keep you informed about future developments regarding this subject.