Burundi is paving the way for accelerated sustainable electrification. Last week, the Burundi Ministry of Energy, Hydraulics and Mines (MINHEM) hosted a training session on energy regulation. The training was funded by the European Union Delegation to Burundi and jointly delivered by GET.invest and GET.transform.
The two European sister programmes are leveraging their combined expertise in investment, policy and regulatory frameworks to support public institutions in order to enable increased private sector participation in achieving Burundi’s 2030 energy targets. Showcasing how effective regulation is a precondition for renewable energy investment, the training focused on public-private partnerships (PPPs) and mini-grid development.
Public sector representatives participating in the training included delegates from the energy and finance ministries, the public utility REGIDESO, the agency in charge of PPPs ACRP, the Burundi agency for rural electrification ABER, and the regulator AREEN.
While GET.invest has been active in Burundi through a country window, it was the first local activity for GET.transform opening the dialogue with key actors in Burundi’s energy sector.
Last week’s in-person training will be followed by dedicated online workshops to dive deeper into specific thematic modules identified in the sessions.