Research Policy & Development


Long-Term Joint EU-AU Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy

Cooperation between the EU and Africa on renewable energy

The LEAP-RE programme aligns with and responds to the AU-EU high-level policies and specific objectives of the CCSE Roadmap. It seeks to create a long-term partnership of African and European stakeholders in a quadruple helix approach: government (programme owners and funding agencies), research and academia, private sector, and civil society. Impact is sought by creating a framework, methodology, and cooperation model. The aim is to reduce fragmentation by aligning existing bilateral and multilateral frameworks. LEAP-RE establishes and jointly implements research, innovation, and capacity-building activities that respond to the Multi-Annual Roadmaps (MARs) developed in PRE-LEAP-RE.
The programme opted for a large-scale, inclusive consortium to ensure a broad thematic, geographical and stakeholder coverage, and to demonstrate the feasibility of the collaboration and build trust in view of a long-term partnership addressing the post-2025 period.
LEAP-RE draws on the experience and partnership developed in PRE-LEAP-RE, which conceptualised and developed a framework for long-term, bi-regional cooperation in research, innovation, and capacity building in renewable energies. This partnership is further strengthened by previous collaboration between partners in other projects supporting the EU-Africa HLPD on STI, such as LEAP-Agri, ERAfrica, LEAP4FNSSA, RINEA, and CAAST-Net Plus. Furthermore, the proposal includes a number of R&I partners, 8 individual projects (formalised as Work Packages), which were chosen among expressions of interest received in the proposal preparation phase.

The role of ZSI is that of a contributing partner to support strategy development based on analysis of existing cooperation patterns.


Section: Research Policy & Development


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Tags: Africa, energy, renewable energy

Type: Networks

Program: H2020-LC-SC3-2020-Joint-Actions-1

Project Status: In progress

Start/End: 10/2020 - 12/2025

Project Duration: 63 months


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