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Alliance for Rural Electrification

ARE is the international business association representing the decentralised energy sector working towards the effective integration of renewables into rural electrification markets in developing and emerging countries. Acknowledging its efforts in this field, ARE has also been accepted as the only business association partner of SE4All.

ARE enables improved energy access through cooperation with development partners and business development support for more than 90 members along the whole value chain for off-grid technologies.

Together with the RECP, ARE will facilitate the cooperation between European and African renewable energy entrepreneurs for joint business and project development in Africa.


Associação Lusófona de Energias Renováveis

ALER is a non-profit association with the mission to promote renewable energies in Portuguese-speaking countries.

As such, ALER will facilitate business opportunities by supporting the private sector, will liaise with national and international authorities to create a favourable regulatory framework, and will coordinate all stakeholders, acting as a cooperation platform and the common voice of renewable energies in Portuguese-speaking countries.

ALER will work together with RECP for the mobilisation of European and African renewable energy companies for joint business development in Portuguese-speaking African renewable energy markets, namely Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe.



EUROCHAMBRES acts as the eyes, ears and voice of the business community at EU level. EUROCHAMBRES represents over 20 million businesses in Europe through 45 members (43 national associations of chambers of commerce and industry and two transnational chamber organisations) and a European network of 1,700 regional and local chambers. More than 93% of these businesses are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Chambers’ member businesses employ over 120 million.

EUROCHAMBRES and the Chamber network are prime movers in the internationalisation of SMEs. It is therefore strongly engaged with the EU institutions in developing that strategy, in a genuine public private partnership and involved in its implementation.


European Biomass Association

AEBIOM is a nonprofit Brussels based organisation founded in 1990 that brings together 29 national associations and around 94 companies from all over Europe thus representing more than 4000 indirect members.

Bioenergy is already the first energy source used in Africa. However the potential for more advanced technologies is particularly important on the subcontinent and could interested number of European companies working in the sector. By lack of information, reliable partners or European support instruments, cooperation still remains limited. As one of AEBIOM core mission is to keep its members up to date on the latest business developments, the European Biomass Association decided to support REPC initiative and spread project‘s opportunities and market analysis in its network.

European Renewable Energies Federation

As federation of national renewable energy associations from EU Member States, EREF represents the interests of the renewable energy sector at EU and international levels. EREF’s Small Hydropower Chapter promotes the benefits of small hydropower an important part of the renewable energy mix.

Traditionally, many European renewable energy companies, investors and producers seek business opportunities outside the EU, especially in Africa and Latin America. EREF promotes these activities by acting as information hub between European, African and international initiatives such as the Working Group Small Hydro of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), and European stakeholders.

Global Off-Grid Lighting Association

GOGLA is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association which acts as an industry enabler and advocate. GOGLA supports the growth and strengthens the market for clean, quality off-grid lighting and electrical systems for households, SMEs and communities in developing countries. GOGLA’s objective is to help the industry grow quickly but sustainably by focusing efforts on access to finance, creating an enabling environment and quality assurance and consumer protection.

Formed in 2012 as a public-private initiative, GOGLA was conceived out of a joint World Bank / IFC Lighting Africa and private sector effort to accelerate market development for energy access. Today GOGLA comprises over 80 members from all over the world. GOGLA’s vision is for the off-grid lighting and electrification sector to help deliver universal entry-level electrification well ahead of 2030.

GOGLA looks forward to working with RECP to help mobilise investments for the off-grid electrification industry and support the development of the sector at the national level in African countries.


Rwanda Development Board

A Rwandan Government Institution established in 2008 with the vision to transform Rwanda into a dynamic global hub for business, investment, and innovation. Rwanda Development Board has the mission to enable rapid economic growth through accelerating private sector growth by attracting investment and increasing exports.

RDB ensures that the global and local investors are aware of the advantages of doing business and provide information on various investment opportunities in Rwanda. RDB helps potential investors to start their businesses efficiently and support them as they become operational. Rwanda Development Board serves foreign and domestic, large and small, new investors and existing businesses across all sectors.

RDB’s partnership with the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program (RECP) is envisioned as a platform to promote renewable energy within Rwanda and the international private sector, and to serve as information hub to potential project developers in Europe and Africa.


SolarPower Europe

SolarPower Europe, the new EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association), is a member-led association representing organisations active along the whole value chain. Our aim is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe.

SolarPower Europe, among other activities, promotes new and emerging markets to its members. Through the RECP cooperation agreement such activities can be improved and will become more concrete, based on reports, web portals, etc. SolarPower Europe’s membership mobilization will contribute to the RECP goal of market development.

Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) is an independent, non-profit Industry association founded by stakeholders in the Renewable Energy sector in Nigeria. The Association’s constitution was ratified on the 18th of August 2016 while it was formally launched on the 24th of November 2016.

REAN is dedicated to the promoting the growth and development of the industry in Nigeria by engaging with the public and private sector to guide advocacy, policy formulation and investment in the sector.

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