Multinational - African Network of Centers of Excellence in Electricity Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 May 2015
Signature Date 11 Jun 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 8,300,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The African Network of Centers of Excellence in Electricity (ANCEE) is a continental undertaking championed by the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (grant beneficiary) on behalf of countries and the 77 member utilities involved. The current project leans on the benefits of regional cooperation by networking training facilities and qualified trainers to create a flexible and expandable virtual regional training facility capable to respond to the needs of most national utilities in bridging the capacity gaps in planning, design, built operate, and maintain systems, manage efficiently systems and electricity organizations. Technicians, engineers in the different electricity sub-sectors, managers, and decisions-makers are targeted.The project is to be implemented over three years from 2015, for a total cost of UA 22.075 million of which the Bank is contributing UA 8.0 million.

Project Objectives

The overall project objective is to improve the performance of the power sector and enhance regional trade through building technical and managerial capacities in various works and governance in the sector. It is expected that making the power sector more attractive for investments; Improving the quality of power supply and services; Increasing access to cost effective and locally relevant training and responsive remedial knowledge solutions; and improving gender balance in the electricity sector should constitute the main outcomes of the project.


The direct project beneficiaries are technical, professional and managerial employees of African utilities members and non-members of APUA. Higher decision-makers involved in the governance of the sector at national and regional levels will also be beneficiaries. Transition states personnel and women will benefit from special scholarships. However, improvements in the entire sector at national and regional level (Power Pools) are expected as a consequence of better skills and knowledge.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA)/ Association des Sociétés d'Electricité d'Afrique (ASEA)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-FA0-084
Last Update 29 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name TINE Papa Daouda

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
5.30966 -4.01266 Abidjan