Accra Conference on Financing for Development: Infrastructure for Growth—the Energy Challenge, Communique, Accra, Ghana, 30-31 May 2007

Sectors : Economic governance and public finance management, Energy, Employment and Training, Investment
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2007
Level: 
Ministerial
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - Energy

“6. We recognized the importance of sound and transparent public financial management systems for addressing Africa’s infrastructure challenges and in this regard, we reiterated our commitments made in Abuja to build such systems. We take note of the “G8 Action Plan on Good Financial Governance in Africa” presented at the Conference.”

Scope: 
Africa

“...h) We shall strengthen our advocacy and presence in the global climate change dialogue....”

Scope: 
Africa

“Action Points for Governments

• National actions

a) Strengthening planning frameworks to take into account energy needs for economic growth and for poverty reduction. Energy will be integrated into national and sectoral development strategies;

b) Mobilizing domestic resources, through new financing instruments, appropriate energy pricing and payment mechanisms, and by the creation of opportunities for investment by domestic investors;

c) Encourage consumers to make more efficient use of energy through energy pricing, tax incentives, and public awareness programmes;...

...g) Improving access of the poor to energy through appropriate pricing policies, distribution and composition of energy supply;”

Scope: 
Africa

“...d) Promote the use of local energy resources that both contribute to energy security and the creation of jobs;...

...f) An accelerated programme of capacity building is of central importance to addressing the energy and infrastructure gaps. In this effort we will aim to increase funding for all levels of education including vocational training, and energy-related scientific cooperation amongst ourselves and our partners. We encourage organizations that fund education programmes to pay particular attention to expanding training of energy experts;...”

Scope: 
Africa

“...e) Reforming regulation in the energy sector in view of creating an attractive, enabling environment for private sector participation in the energy sector;...”

Scope: 
Africa