All success stories

All success stories

Success stories illustrate concrete examples of the Africa-EU Partnership in action. Use the drop-down menu to find stories by area of cooperation or country, or browse through the most recently uploaded stories below.

A Trans-boundary Peace Park for Sierra Leone and Liberia

The European Union is providing € 5.5 million to Sierra Leone and Liberia to establish a new Trans-boundary Peace Park and to save the last intact rainforests in the Upper Guinea Area. The vast Upper Guinean Rainforest, which once covered large parts of coastal West Africa between Togo and Sierra...

Raising standards in Ugandan fish processing

The Ugandan fish industry worked together and adopted new technologies to enable it to recover from crisis and become the country’s leading exporter. The introduction of international fish standards created a severe crisis in the Uganda fish industry in the late 1990s, with widespread loss of jobs...

Keeping the taps running in Ouagadougou

The Ouagadougou Water Supply Project has succeeded in delivering a steady water supply to a rapidly growing urban population and helped a water management authority struggling to cope with demand to become among Africa’s highest performing public utilities. A decade ago, clean drinking water in...

Clean, reliable hydropower for Mali, Mauritania and Senegal

The Felou hydropower project is harnessing the natural power of the waterfalls on the Senegal river to produce low-cost, zero-emission hydroelectricity in an area suffering chronic electricity shortages. Power generated by the Felou project will help meet growing demand. It will also provide an...

Helping spread electrification know-how across Sub-Saharan Africa

The three-year Africa Electrification Initiative (AEI) is developing a knowledge network that can be called upon to advise and guide those designing and implementing electrification systems in the region. The network will span both practical knowledge, and a database of practitioners in Sub-Saharan...

Supporting an integrated approach to HIV and tuberculosis care

Health services in Benin and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have introduced an integrated approach to HIV and Tuberculosis care which is helping to decrease mortality and improve the quality of life of HIV/TB patients. The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease has been...

Completing the circuit –interconnecting the electricity grids of the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Electric Ring, MedRing, seeks to interconnect the Euro-Med electric power transmission grids of 22 countries around the Mediterranean basin.MedRing involves linking electric power grids from Spain to Morocco, through the whole of North Africa, and onwards towards the Levant and...

Developing renewable energy sources for Africa

The successful Dutch-German collaboration Energising Development, or EnDev, is investing in developing renewable energy sources in Africa with a view to improving reliable access to sustainable energy for energy-deprived populations. Though Africa has vast fossil and renewable energy sources, only...

Improving Mali’s agricultural exports

The Agricultural Competitiveness and Diversification Project (ACDP), is helping to develop and expand export markets for mangoes and other agricultural products. The initiative is working to link farmers more directly to markets, creating strong supply-chains and innovative practices. The...

Tackling sexual and reproductive health

With poor sexual and reproductive health a leading killer in Africa, the health ministers of 48 African countries have agreed on the Maputo Plan of Action to ensure “universal access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services in Africa by 2015”. The Maputo Plan of Action (PoA) for...