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.

Research into farming as a tool for development

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa has been working to strengthen the capacities of Africa’s national and regional agricultural research systems since 2002. With actions concentrating particularly on smallholders and pastoral enterprises, the aim is to improve productivity,...

Fighting the sands of time

A number of cross-sectoral actions are underway to address desertification/land degradation and other pressing environmental issues in the circum Sahara and Sahel zones, such as climate change adaptation, water shortages and biodiversity loss. This African regional framework programme, entitled the...

Innovative banking that boosts development

The Equity Building Society has gone from the brink of collapse to become a profitable business that also helps lift the rural community in Kenya out of poverty. The adoption of innovative practices and the support of outside experts have been key in its transformation. Equity has become Kenya’s...

Helping manage migration and support migrants

The Migration Information and Management Centre (CIGEM) in Bamoko, Mali, is a joint EU-Mali pilot project set up to help provide a coordinated response to the migration phenomenon and to address the concerns of potential migrants, returning migrants and Malians residing abroad.  The centre, which...

Rebuilding local governments in post-conflict Sierra Leone

The reestablishment of local government in Sierra Leone has been a key step in securing the return to peace. The ‘Institutional Reform and Capacity Building project’ supported by the European Commission and other international donors, is helping Sierra Leone in the rebuilding process. The...

Access to drinking water in the Sahel region - harnessing the power of the sun

Faced with encroaching desertification, the Sahel region is heavily affected by the realities of climate change. To mitigate its effects and combat poverty and pollution in a sustainable way, it is therefore vital to reap the benefits of the abundant source of energy that is the sun. Three million...

Connecting the African continent – Africa-EU Infrastructure Fund

Infrastructure development fuels economic and social progress on the African continent. Investments in transport, energy, ICT services and water management directly contribute to boosting trade, reducing poverty and strengthening integration at regional level. According to studies, investments in...

Powering up Africa – EU’s Second Energy Facility

1.6 billion people in rural and semi rural areas have no access to electricity, a problem particularly acute in ACP countries. Working around the problem means using traditional fuels whose smoke is both polluting and can be a health threat. With €200 million at its disposal, the EU’s Energy...

GMES and Africa – making development sustainable

Achieving sustained progress towards development goals in Africa involves careful analysis of environmental changes as well as of the long-term impact of human activities. The GMES programme provides the ideal framework to carry out this type of analysis in a systematic way. The Global Monitoring...

Satellite technology for better resource management

An African Union - European Union co-operation programme aimed at providing all African nations with the resources to manage their environment more effectively is up and running. AMESD, the African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development programme, uses data from EUMETcast...