Primary Endorsing Partner

The United States Energy Association (USEA) is an association of public and private energy related organizations, corporations, and government agencies. USEA represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally.

USEA has organized over 80 cooperative partnerships between U.S. companies and organizations and their counterparts in developing and transitional economies. These partnerships provide a vehicle to convey U.S. experiences and best business and regulatory practices to these nations. USEA’s energy partnerships have been applauded as some of the most successful foreign assistance programs ever created. Partnerships have been established between the United States and Latin America, Africa, Asia, the former Soviet Union, and Central & Eastern Europe. Focus areas in Africa have included petroleum exploration, production and transportation; natural gas exploration, production, and transportation; and electric power production, transmission, distribution, and utilization.

USEA currently has partnerships in Senegal, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania

Endorsing Partners


The Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Alternative Energy Solutions in our region. Its focus is the whole industry, rather than sector. Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Saving, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc. The SAAEA advocate policy development on behalf of our members at decision making government level. We also promote understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums, conferences, newsletters and publications, our objective is to provide borderless access to the information that can affect today’s clean energy industries as much as tomorrow’s world. Our members share the belief that lowering our carbon footprint is as important as the doing of business itself because we understand that every small endeavor toward a green, sustainable world makes a difference.


The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) who represents the decentralised clean energy sector with members along the whole value chain, was founded in 2006 to act as a solution provider in order to advance access to clean energy and energy services in developing and emerging countries. As Proud Partner of SEforALL, ARE collaborates with SEforALL through specifically tailored interventions which lie on the critical path as identified by the Global Tracking Framework (2017). ARE mobilises and unites all private sector players and partners who are passionate and committed to improve regional socio-economic development and quality of life of individuals with the provision of electricity.


REEEP invests in clean energy markets in developing countries to reduce CO2 emissions and build prosperity. Leveraging a strategic portfolio of high impact projects, REEEP creates, adapts and shares knowledge to build sustainable markets for renewable energy and energy efficient solutions; advance energy access, improve lives and economic opportunities; and reduce climate and environmental damage. Market transformation is complex and multidimensional. We monitor, evaluate and learn from our portfolio to understand these complex systems, identify opportunities and barriers to success, and lower risk for market actors. This insight influences policy, encourages public and private investment, and informs our portfolio strategy to build scale within and replication across markets. REEEP is committed to the principles of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group in ensuring our data and knowledge are open, accessible and suited to the needs of decision makers in creating change.


The CDAA is a non-profit company based in Wadeville, Germiston sponsored by the European Copper Institute in Belgium and the International Copper Association in New York. There are Copper Development Associations in numerous global countries. The CDAA was established in 1962 and is responsible for promoting the use of copper in Africa. This is done through various initiatives such as Plumbing, HVAC, Antimicrobial copper, Electrical and Aquaculture. The CDAA members are involved in the production and sales of various copper alloy based products and CDAA endeavours to develop these markets to the benefit of its members. This is done through marketing, advertising, exhibitions and presentations.


Founded in 1983 by a group of 15 prominent South African-Italian businessmen we strive to fulfil our mission, which is, to be the foremost point of liaison between Italian and South African commerce. We aim to achieve this by fostering sustainable relationships among Italian and South African professionals, disseminating information about both countries to respective entrepreneurs and encourage commercial activities between South Africa and Italy. In addition to the wide range of services we offer to members and non-members, we support clients by means of personalised trade and investment solutions. The Italcham head office is based in Johannesburg.

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The Institute of Consultants Southern Africa (see represents professionals who consult to, advise or counsel clients in business, government, SOE’s and NGO’s throughout Southern Africa.  Our members provide professional consulting services on a permanent, interim or freelance basis. The Institute seeks to foster and promote a healthy, competitive consulting marketplace in which business solutions are delivered ethically for the benefit of all key stakeholders, namely the Client, Suppliers, Society and the Consultant.


The Southern African Gas Association (SAGA) ensures all industry stakeholders in the methane based environment provide safe and efficient downstream operations to users in the domestic, commercial and industrial markets within Southern Africa. SAGA strives to meet the needs of the gas industry, end-users, and the general public by promoting and instilling a climate conducive to safety. The association’s core focus is creating awareness, sharing relevant knowledge and encouraging compliance, this is in line with its mandate to create a safe efficient environment. SAGA looks to develop the skills of gas practitioners and to ensure a high degree of technical expertise in personnel knowledge and equipment safety. Through the Department of Labour’s mandate SAGA administers the Safe Gas Equipment Scheme (SGES), which promotes the safe use of registered equipment to industry stakeholders and serving as a one-stop shop for product technical and safety-related enquiries. SAGA is one of the four gas associations that form the South African Qualification and Certification Committee (SAQCC Gas), a Committee responsible to register competent gas practitioners within the Department of Labour’s mandate.


The African BioRenewable Association is the leading industry Association dedicated to improving, aligning interests, and enabling a sustainable bioresource economy on the African continent. Initially established as the African Biogas Association, our organization has evolved since 2011 to now cater to many of our members in the agriculture, waste and water management, recycle and biomass industries. This natural growth underlies the importance of bioenergy to the economy and livelihood on the African continent.


Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa is an independent NPO focusing on training, research and supports the growth of corrosion control of assets in Southern Africa and beyond. Activities of the Institute aim to extend the recognition of corrosion as a problem requiring specialised attention and to promote standardisation in corrosion control technology. Our inclusive membership structure encourages participation of a broad range of stakeholders in our activities, operating on all levels and in all sectors of the industry. Our internationally acclaimed and accredited NACE training courses provide a solid foundation for our efforts to ensure that corrosion control training of the highest standard is offered in our region.


The OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems.

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SATBA is a non-profit business association founded in 2007, and its mandate is to build and enhance business relations between corporations, SMMEs and entrepreneurs; encouraging bilateral trade, joint-venture partnerships, b2b, import-export and investment relations between companies and entrepreneurs in South Africa and the rest of the world. Since its inception, SATBA has hosted and facilitated a number of events and international business meetings, allowing business leaders to engage and do business on a global scale.


African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Energy Solutions in the Continent. Our focus is on the whole industry; Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Efficiency, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc. Our mission for AFSEA is to provide great insight into the African Sustainable Energy market by bringing companies from around the world together so they may prosper and gain the knowledge needed to expedite the implementation of renewable energy as a significant source of energy.

AFSEA advocate policy development at decision making government level. We also promote understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums, conferences, newsletters and publications, our objective is to provide access to information that can affect today’s clean energy industries as much as tomorrow’s world. We organize top management events and forums creating a networking platform for companies across the world.  Our members include research institutes, developers, contractors, consultants, suppliers and members of the public dedicated to building a greener planet.

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The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) (NPC) is a non-membership, private, (NPC) Not-for-profit company actively involved with initiating and facilitating business and other processes conducive to sustainable development in Africa – with the emphasis on sustainability! For Detail on The Foundation for the Development of Africa see:



The Rail Road Association (RRA) is a non-profit company established as a Public Private Partnership between South African business and Department of Trade & Industry to ensure the rightful place for rail as an effective mode of transport to integrate the African continent. Working for the betterment of South Africa’s competitiveness, RRA promotes an effective land transport system where the rail and road modes can operate to provide sustainable long term solutions for the benefit of our great country.


The SAAEE was established in 2018 as the South African chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics. The first Bylaws was approved in February 2018. The SAAEE expertise is in energy economics and policy, with a focus on the South African energy sector, its linkage with the world energy markets, climate policies and the future energy scene. The SAAEE does not represent any sector of the industry, and does not promote certain technologies without scientific evidence. The discussions promote a variety of views to confront the current energy challenges that South Africa faces. The Association receives no public funding and is dependent on membership subscriptions from individuals and companies and event sponsorship to keep going.



CAIA, affiliated to the International Council of Chemical Associations, was established in 1994. CAIA seeks to promote the sustainability of the chemical industry in South Africa through intense advocacy, the Responsible Care® initiative and the promotion of skills development in the sector.
Members sign a Responsible Care® Commitment to continuously improve their safety, health and environmental performance; and thus the sustainability of the chemical industry. Membership is open to chemical manufacturers and traders, as well as to organisations that provide a service to the chemical industry, such as hauliers and consultants.



Established in 1989 and based in Johannesburg, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa is a non-profit company that represents companies and organisations which are involved in the installation, distribution, hardware and retailing of LP Gas. Within South Africa. As the industry body we are dedicated to the safe use of LP Gas, throughout South Africa work very closely with the various Government Departments including the Department of Labour, The Department of Energy, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the various Fire Departments in order to heighten safety and further ensuring best practices in the LPGas industry. The LP Gas Safety Association promotes safety in the industry and to this end presents a variety of training courses to cover all needs. As from August 1997 in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, only registered LP Gas Installers shall install and maintain LP Gas installations. This training is only offered by the LPGas Safety Association of South Africa.



SAPIA is a trade organisation representing the main petroleum and liquefied petroleum gas companies in South Africa. The association plays a strategic role in addressing a range of common issues relating to the refining, distribution and marketing of petroleum and LPG products, as well as promoting the industry’s environmental and socio-economic progress. SAPIA fulfills this role by proactively engaging with key stakeholders, providing research information, expert advice and communicating the industry’s views to government, members of the public and media.



SABIA intends to promote the needs of industry stakeholders, paving the way to a fruitful and prosperous Biogas industry in Southern Africa, benefiting the geographic region economically as well as contributing to sustainability.