In July 2023, the European University Institute (EUI) organises a conference and executive training course in Ghana, focusing on climate financing for the sustainable energy transition in West Africa.
The event reflects the EUI’s ambition to foster collaboration with African partners in academia and policymaking to advance knowledge and policy solutions together through higher education and research, with the view to supporting inclusive growth and sustainable development in both continents and bringing concrete benefits to our young populations and future generations.
Building on the EUI's first institutional event in Africa, organised in Kampala in July 2022, with a focus on migration governance in East Africa, the main goals of the EUI initiative in Ghana are:
- Co-creating knowledge with West African experts on sustainable energy transition, a vital topic for the Africa-Europe partnership as well as sustainable development.
- Enhancing relationships with relevant academic and policymaking stakeholders in West Africa.
- Raising awareness of the EUI and its programmes on Africa: Young African Leaders Programme (YALP), African School of Regulation (ASR) and beyond.
- Enhancing the western-African alumni chapter of the Young African Leaders Programme.
The EUI School of Transnational Governance organises the EUI event in Ghana in collaboration with the EUI President’s Office and other EUI Academic Units.
The EUI partners with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Union’s specialised agency for capacity development, and the University of Ghana's Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) for this event and training.
At the end of the training programme, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of the energy needs of Africa and the market mechanisms and technological pathways to address those needs.
- Assess the sustainability implications and the regulation's role in meeting Africa's energy needs.
- Develop attractive regulatory frameworks to create the enabling environment to accelerate the deployment of the technologies needed to meet the energy needs of Africa.
- Outline the available financial landscape for sustainable energy transition by identifying instruments, mechanisms, and actors.
- Identify possible sources of finance, the requirements for attracting climate finance for homegrown projects, and gain the skill and ability to develop bankable projects.
- Knowledge transfer sessions led by academics and policymakers with significant experience in the field;
- Case studies analysis;
- Active exchange in groups via an interactive simulation game.
Who should attend
- Mid-career and senior management professionals working in the areas of finance and sustainable energy in the public and private sector.
Information for applicants
- The training will take place at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) training centre in Accra, Ghana
- The programme will include approximately 13 hours of in-session training.
- Participants who successfully complete the training seminar will receive a Certificate Of Attendance from the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance.
Early bird and groups
900 € [ -10%]
850 € [ -15%]
The lunches and coffee breaks during the residential part of the programme will be provided by the EUI. The fee does not cover travel and accommodation. Participants are responsible for securing their own travel and accommodation.
Early bird and affiliation discounts
Early bird discount (10%) is applicable for registrations by 30 April 2023 - 23:59 CET.
The affiliation discount (15%) applies for NGO staff, national civil servants and EU officials (from EU institutions and bodies), international organisations, as well as EUI alumni, and former paying participants of STG courses.
We encourage early registration as places are given on a rolling basis.
More information about the cancellation policy applicable to this course [PDF].
15/06/2023 - 23:59CEST