Water & energy business mission to Senegal: July 3rd-7th, 2023.
3 DAYS TO FOSTER COLLABORATION BETWEEN EUROPEAN AND SENEGALESE COMPANIES. DISCOVER NEW OPPORTUNITIES, DISCUSS AND START JOINT PROJECTS!
The EU AEWEN project is organising its second business mission to Africa in the first week of July 2023. This mission will be the opportunity for European SMEs to explore renewable energy, smart grids and water markets in Senegal, to identify and initiate collaborations with Senegalese companies and organisations and to start their internationalisation in Senegal. AEWEN is organising this mission in collaboration with another European cluster partnership, ESECA, which also has Senegal among its target markets and covers the energy sectors among its strategic areas.
Energy market in Senegal:
Senegal has steady plans for the deployment of renewable energy systems, both solar and wind, as well as plans for the development of a smarter grid system that will include the implementation of renewable energy farms. Also, the country has different funding programmes to develop projects in these areas and the Senegalese companies are looking for European companies in terms of collaboration in smart grid systems, microgrids, storage and renewable energy generation systems that will provide greener energy consumption. Right now, Senegal generates 80% of its electricity from non-renewable energies.
Water market in Senegal:
Senegal has abundant, though unevenly distributed, water resources. In the framework of the sectoral development policy letter, the government has set itself the goal of achieving the "sustainable development objectives aimed at guaranteeing access to drinking water and sanitation by 2030, while ensuring integrated water resource management". In 2020, access to drinking water in urban and rural areas was over 97% and access to sanitation was 61.8%
The mission will include a one-day-event conference, with key stakeholders from Senegal invited to attend and present the country’s opportunities, visits to key stakeholders and installations, and ad-hoc B2B meetings for the European companies with Senegalese possible clients/partners.
The preliminary programme includes:
03/07 – Arrival in Dakar and dinner with the EU participating companies
04/07 – AEWEN- ESECA joint event. Conference with invitation to Senegalese ministries, government, associations and key stakeholders. Presentation of the market, opportunities, funding, regulation and B2B meetings in the afternoon.
05 & 06/07 Individual B2B agendas for the European SMEs. Meetings at the offices of the companies of interest selected.
07/07 – Return trip to Europe
In order to gather your interest in the mission and the necessary information to start working on these agendas, we encourage you to complete this simple registration form.
The deadline to submit the form is the 30th of April.
ESECA and AEWEN will fund some of the costs for the participating SMEs.
Africa Europe Water and Energy Network (AEWEN) is a partnership formed by four European clusters (Tenerrdis, TWEED, CLEVER and CWP) from France, Belgium, Italy and Spain. The project aims to develop and implement a joint strategy for the internationalisation of SMEs and to create a network of actors in the water and energy sectors between Europe, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.
European Sustainable Energy Cluster Partnership for Africa (ESECA) is a partnership formed by five European clusters (ACE, MEDEE, LE2C, MetaIndustry4 and ECPE) from Spain, France, Italy and Germany. Together they bring together around 550 organizations and 290 SMEs. The main objective of ESECA is to promote business collaboration between European companies in the renewable energy and smart grids sectors, in order to develop a joint internationalization plan with common objectives towards the sub-Saharan African markets (Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda).