Creating the foundation for transforming the G5 Sahel countries from power fragility to power resilience by establishing sustainable and widespread energy supplies aptly summarises the objectives of 2021 for the Desert to Power (DtP) Initiative. In this second year of the Initiative, the focus of the African Development Bank and its partners has been to support the G5 Sahel countries to identify and prepare priority projects; a difficult task while also negotiating the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and continued socio-political instability.
This progress report for the G5 Sahel countries covers January to December 2021. It highlights progress made towards the five, key priority objectives for 2021 and outlines emerging priorities for 2022. Project preparation efforts have continued, thanks to the resilience of the G5 Sahel countries and their willingness to prioritise the implementation of the Initiative.
Report by the African Development Bank