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  • The AEWEN project has one year!

    One year ago, four European clusters specialised in the water and energy sectors launched an ambitious project: AEWEN for Africa Europe Water & Energy Network.

    What is the AEWEN project?

    This European funded project aims to build a sustainable African-European network to encourage collaborations on innovative water and green energy solutions and to support the internationalisation of SMEs. Three African countries are involved in this project: Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia.

    Visit the project website for further information.

    What has been achieved so far?

    • 146 members joined the network and were mapped according to their activity
    • 9 partnerships signed with key stakeholders in Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia
    • 3 workshops with African partners
    • 3 webinars organised for companies with the aim to explain the project, to share experience and intelligence on countries.
    • 1 internationalisation strategy
    • 91 companies and business organisations participated in AEWEN’s activities
    • 2 international fairs (IFAT Munich & World Water Forum Dakar) and many more events to promote the network

    What’s next?

    Over 2023, webinars will be organised for companies to gain knowledge on funding opportunities and key topics to support their internationalisation. In addition, SMEs will have the opportunity to take part in collective business missions to Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia.

    Stay tuned for further information on AEWEN’s activities!

  • Mission to Morocco

    The first mission of the AEWEN project, to be carried out in Casablanca (Morocco), is only a short time away. If you are interested in knowing the opportunities that this country offers in the water and energy sectors, this is your chance! The mission will take place from 12th to 14th December 2022.

    Are you joining us on this mission? You can register here until 23rd September 2022. Places are limited to 15 companies, don’t miss the opportunity!

  • 9 cooperation agreements signed with African partners

    The AEWEN partnership has signed cooperation agreements with 9 partners in Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia in order to build and promote the African European network.

    Tunisia in order to build and promote the African European network.

    From the very beginning, the consortium established contacts with different organisations in three African countries. In January 2022, a virtual meeting was organised for each country (see article on the ECCP) in order to get to know each other and pave the way towards a future collaboration.

    So far, the consortium can count on the support of nine local partners:

    • In Morocco – AMEE (Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency) and FENELEC (Federation of electricity, electronics and renewable energy)
    • In Senegal – CISAO (Italian-Senegalese and West African Chamber of Commerce), COPERES (Business Council of Renewable Energies of Senegal), PNES (Senegalese national water partnership) and UGB (Gaston Berger University)
    • In Tunisia – CERTE (Water Researches and Technologies Center), Cluster Monastir-El-Fejja MFCPOLE and Tunisian Cluster for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (TuniCREE)

    They share the same objectives of building a sustainable network, developing relations between Africa and Europe, supporting solutions related to water and renewable energy, and increasing mutual knowledge and skill sharing. To this end, several cooperation areas have been identified:

    • Building the network by identifying companies and other organisations interested in international cooperation in the water and energy sectors
    • Co-organising or participating in events such as webinars and trade missions
    • Putting companies in touch with each other
    • Relaying information to network members and to a wider audience

    The collaboration already bore fruits. 45 Moroccan, Senegalese and Tunisian companies and other organisations joined the AEWEN network. In addition, the Moroccan partners presented the water and energy sectors during a webinar on opportunities in Morocco.

    Stay tuned to learn about the next events and opportunities!

  • Water and Energy Opportunities in Morocco

    On 6th June 2022, the AEWEN consortium held a webinar for African and European companies interested in internationalization specifically in Morocco. More than 30 participants attended the webinar.

    The first part of the webinar was dedicated to the economy, culture and commercial practices in Morocco and presented by  Faiza Hachkar from CFCIM. Takis Kakayannis from AWEX then presented political and diplomatic aspects as well as background information on relations between Europe and Morocco.

    The second part of the webinar focused on the challenges and opportunities in the water sector in Morocco. Mokhtar Jaait from ONEE (water branch) presented their activity and relevant aspects from the water sector in Morocco.

    In the last part of the webinar, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the challenges and opportunities in the energy sector with the participation of Amine Ahmarras from AMEE presenting the context, investment opportunities and financial mechanisms. Khalid Semmaoui from Fenelec/Amisole presented from a business perspective the evolution of the renewable energy sector in Morocco, the existing offer and the regulatory perspective.

    To conclude the webinar, information on the upcoming mission to Morocco was presented.

    Stay tuned for new dates!

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  • Webinar Water & Energy Opportunities: Morocco

    The program will be as follows, (presentations will be in french, time below is CET):

    11h00 (CET) Économie, culture et pratiques commerciales au Maroc

    •  Introduction à l’économie, à la culture et aux pratiques commerciales du pays (Faiza Hachkar – CFCIM)
    • Aspects politiques et diplomatiques et informations de contexte des relations entre l’Europe et le Maroc (Takis Kakayannis –AWEX)

    11h30 (CET) Défis et opportunités dans le secteur de l’eau

    • Secteur de l’Eau au Maroc  et Activité de l’ONEE-Branche Eau (Mokhtar Jaait – ONEE Branche eau)
    • Affaires, projets commerciaux et possibilités de collaboration (Hassan Bourasse AMEPA) – TBC

    12h00 (CET) Défis et opportunités dans le secteur de l’énergie

    • Opportunités d’investissement dans le domaine de l’énergie, contexte et mécanismes financiers (Amine Ahmarras – AMEE)
    • Évolution du secteur des énergies renouvelables au Maroc. Offre existante et perspective réglementaire du point de vue des entreprises (Khalid Semmaoui – Fenelec/Amisole)

    12H30 (CET) Informations sur la prochaine mission au Maroc