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Knowledge sharing with African countries

The Energy Charter Secretariat has taken part in the training course “BADGE – Régulation de l’Énergie. Ouverture à la concurrence du secteur de l’électricité dans les pays africains,” organised by the prestigious Mines Paris Tech. The current course edition has gathered participants from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania. On 4 June 2018, the Energy Charter Head of Expansion Unit, Dr Ernesto Bonafé, delivered a lecture on « La libération du secteur de l'électricité et la protection des investissements ». 

The International Energy Charter has the specific mission to facilitate a friendly investment climate for the energy sector, which contributes to mobilise private investment and achieve the objectives of universal energy access and climate change goals. Among the 88 signatories to the International Energy Charter, 20 are from Africa. The Secretariat in Brussels is currently hosting Secondees from the governments of The Gambia, Nigeria, and Uganda who are working on the completion of their nation’s accession reports to the Energy Charter Treaty.