African Network of Centres of Excellence in Electricity

In existence since February 2016

Who are we?

The African Network of Centres of Excellence in Electricity (ANCEE) is an innovative initiative for the shared development of excellence in capacity building initiated by the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA). The network is composed of ten (10) Training Centres selected to become «Excellence» label icons in accordance with the high standards of pedagogical and professional quality chosen by the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA).

Since the launch of these activities in February 2016, ANCEE has supported more than 40 power utilities to implement their training plans through the award of grants in a first phase and a second phase of grants, financed with funds from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the French Development Agency (AFD).


Strategic objectives of ANCEE

  • homepage-about-1 Increase the performance of African power utilities by improving the qualification level of their human resources through training.
  • Making the sector more attractive to investors
  • Achieving better quality of electricity supply and services

Areas of intervention

  • homepage-about-2 More and better training for utility staff
  • Subsidising the training of the most fragile utilities
  • Improving the training offering of Centres of Excellence
  • Expand the network with more training centres
  • Promoting gender equality


Trainning & Activities

ANCEE sustainably supports African Power Utilities

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Circular note to Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of Power Utilities

Subject: Capacity building – 2023 Training Program


Access to Gender in the Energy Sector: Pathways to Sustainable Development

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Transition to Renewable Energy in Africa

Energy is the key to development in Africa. It is on this that the continent will build its industrialization. Reliable and sustainable energy is also essential to ensure people’s access to important basic services such as health care and drinking water. The continent’s unmatched potential for renewable energy gives Africa an undeniable advantage in transforming…

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ANCEE Parners

Funding organizations and centers of excellence

10 Centers of Excellence

Our 10 Centers of Excellence are committed to assisting and building capacity to improve the quality of human resources and sustainable business performance

  • 4 Francophone centers
  • 6 English centers