The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)


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The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), a multi-donor programme that supports development of markets for renewable energy in Africa, was launched by more than 35 African and European Ministers at the First High-Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) in Vienna in September 2010.

The objective of the programme is to support market development for meso-scale renewable energy technologies in Africa in order to harness the untapped potential and meet current and future energy needs. Meso-scale projects have substantial potential for increasing energy access and simultaneously provide local benefits. The RECP supports African and European companies to join forces and invest, while engaging with finance institutions and governments, with the objective of increasing private investment in renewable energy in Africa.