User Portal

European Union

European Union
The Partnership between EU and SADC aims at Poverty Eradication through various support instruments including cooperation to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets. The Cotonou Agreement sets up the framework of the Partnership between the EU and SADC and is based on three pillars:
- Political Dialogue (known as the “Berlin Initiative with SADC); - Trade for Development; -Development Co-operation

Delegation of the European Union to Botswana and SADC
Plot 758, Robinsons Road
P.O Box 1253
Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: 267-391 44 55
Mercedes Marin-Nortes,
SADC Section

Project/Programme Start End Financial Support Type of Support DAC/CRS Code Partners/Co-financing
Establishment of a regional energy market in the Eastern and Southern African region 2016-01-01 2019-01-01 7M€ Assistance to the Energy regulators through RERA and RAERESA 23010 -
No 1 Sustainable Energy for All 2013-01-01 0000-00-00 32M€ Provision of modern energy services, enhance energy efficiency, increase the current share of renewable energy in the energy mix

This program is articulated through four components:
- Technical assistance facility (TAF) for the preparation and implementation of the SE4all actions plans
- Contribution to the EU-Africa infrastructure Trust fund for the co-financing of energy projects
- Private sector facility to develop a risk-sharing mechanism focusing on projects with a high risk profile
- Global Energy Efficiency and renewable energy fund
23040, 23030 EU
No 2 Ad hoc support to SAPP 0000-00-00 0000-00-01 - Through the TAF for specific TA requested (for instance, study tour to ENTSO, TA for balancing market, capacity building on control performance standards). - -
No 3 Support to COMESA, SADC, EAC 0000-00-00 0000-00-01 - Through the TAF…Energy Efficiency workshops to be held (first in Windhoek 2015) - -
No. 4 Support to the REEESAP process 0000-00-00 0000-00-01 - Through the TAF four experts are to develop the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan for te SADC 15 Member States in 2016. Selection of experts on centralized level have begun and are due to arrive early 2016 in Gaborone. - -

Please click to view completed projects


Expected outcome, indicators of project/programme in ICP Regional Energy Support:

Achievements, indicators of project/programme in ICP Regional Energy Support:

No 1: Project has well started.

No 2: SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action programme approved

No.3: Capacity of SAPP and member utilities enhanced.

No:4 Harmonised energy policies, laws and regulations across the Tripartite region

Outcomes/Results in ETG Action Plan, indicators: